This month we will be asking 1,800 residents about their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic via a phone survey.
All responses are confidential and will be used to help us plan for the borough's recovery from coronavirus over the next 3 years.
Residents from various parts of the borough and from a spread of different socio-economic backgrounds will be asked a number of questions with the aim of:
- obtaining their views on the impact of COVID -19 to them, their families and the community including the social, economic and environmental impact
- providing insight into the support the borough will need to recover from the community impact of COVID-19
- finding ways to respond to community issues that have arisen due to the pandemic
The survey will start this week and will be carried out by an independent consultation company.
Cllr Paul Bettison, OBE, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council, said:
“It’s really important that we understand the views of our residents in terms of how the pandemic has affected them, their families and the community. This crucial knowledge will help us to further plan the borough’s recovery and renewal from COVID-19 over the next three years.
“If you are called to take part please do take the time to give us your views. We really would appreciate our residents full and honest answers so that we can plan the way forward aligned to what our community is telling us are the opportunities and barriers caused by COVID-19.”
The survey will run until the end of July with formal consideration of the results due to go before the council’s Executive in September.