Residents are being asked what they think of life in Wolverhampton, and their hopes and fears for the future, as the city's 2013 Residents Opinion Survey gets underway.

Thousands of people across the city can take up the chance to have their say on a wide range of subjects - and their responses will help shape council and partnership services.

People will be asked what most concerns them about living in Wolverhampton, how safe they feel and how satisfied they are with their local area and the city as a whole.

They will also be asked whether the council is doing a good job and for their comments about the standard of services it offers, and whether or not they feel their voice is being heard in the decision-making process.

Other questions cover subjects ranging from health and well-being to how families are coping financially in the current economic climate. People will also be invited to share their hopes and fears, both for themselves and their city, in the years ahead.

Postal surveys will be sent to 6,000 randomly-selected households over the next few days.

Visitors to this weekend's City Show, which takes place in West Park on Saturday and Sunday (13 and 14 July, 2013) will be able to take part, while Local Neighbourhood Partnerships and special interest groups such as disability organisations will also be invited to complete surveys.

People will also be able to complete the Residents Opinion Survey online by logging on to Type=links;Linkid=2137;Title=Wolverhampton Residents' Opinion Survey 2013;Target=_blank;.

All surveys must be completed by Monday 19 August, 2013.

Councillor Roger Lawrence, Leader of Wolverhampton City Council, said: "The Residents Opinion Survey is a hugely important piece of work which gives the city council vital information about a wide range of subjects.

"It is one of the main ways in which the council can get a feel for what our residents think about a wide range of issues, including the services we provide and the city itself. This in turn helps us when we are planning and delivering services.

"I'd encourage everyone who has an interest in the development of Wolverhampton to complete this year's survey. It should only take a few minutes of their time but their responses could have a lasting impact on the future of our city."

  • released: Tuesday 9 July, 2013