Local people are being asked for their views on  West  Berkshire’s highways and transport services – from the condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities. 

West Berkshire is one of  111 councils to sign up to  a special survey on highways and transport. The survey, run by National Highways and Transport, is the largest collaboration between Local Authorities offering the opportunity to compare results, share in best practice and identify future opportunities to work together.

Their answers will be compared with the views of other members of the public across England and Scotland, as part of the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey, a unique collaboration between Local Authorities across England and parts of Scotland with a common agenda – service improvement.

The questionnaire will be sent to a minimum random sample of at least 3300 West Berkshire residents from 7 June, followed by a reminder, with local and national results to be published in late-October 2019.  Since the survey is based on a sample, residents that receive a copy are being urged to take part. 

The results will enable National Highways and Transport to find out what people in West Berkshire think about these important services and help the Council to assess how it is performing.

Richard Somner, West Berkshire’s Executive Member for Highways and Transport said: “We are pleased to be taking part in this survey as it is a clear way for us to hear and react to the views of our residents. 

“It provides the opportunity for them to say which services they think we should prioritise and improve which will help us to better understand the needs of local people and work to deliver the most satisfactory and efficient outcomes for them.”