We want to hear your views on our spending priorities

Town Hall MatlockDerbyshire Dales residents are being asked to help shape the local council's targets and spending priorities for the next four years.

A total of 4,500 residents, selected at random, have received a questionnaire through the post from Derbyshire Dales District Council called "What Matters To You" as part of its Corporate Plan 2015- 2019 consultation.

And any Dales resident has the opportunity to complete the survey online from now until the deadline of 31 July.

The consultation is also being promoted at the District Council's current series of public community forums, continuing with sessions at Matlock Town Hall next Tuesday, 21 July, and at Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre on Tuesday 28 July.

A spokesperson said:

"Dales households currently pay around 50p a day in Council Tax towards a range of services provided by the District Council, and this questionnaire will help us understand which services are the most important - and least important - to local people.

"The services we provide range from providing affordable homes for local people, street cleaning and litter picking, waste collection and recycling, leisure centres and sports activities, parks and play areas, to free business advice, car parks, food health and safety inspections, planning and building control, housing advice and benefits, markets and public toilets."

A summary of the findings will be presented alongside the draft Corporate Plan, for approval by councillors in November, when a full report of the results of the consultation will be made available on our website.

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