Sedgemoor District Council Budget Consultation

Sedgemoor District Council wants you to have your say on how the Council should spend your Council Tax. The Council continues to work within a very tight budget, which will mean the Council will have to make choices between reducing services to stay within the funding available, or find ways of raising extra funds.
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Overall, how satisfied are you with Sedgemoor District Council?  

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* 1. Overall, how satisfied are you with Sedgemoor District Council?  

What is your preferred method of conducting business with the Council? Please rank from 1 being most preferred, to a maximum of 5 being least preferred

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* 2. What is your preferred method of conducting business with the Council? Please rank from 1 being most preferred, to a maximum of 5 being least preferred

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Phone
Online
In Person
By post
via a Councillor
When contacting us online, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the Services currently available to you through the Council’s web site? (Please select one only)

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* 3. When contacting us online, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the Services currently available to you through the Council’s web site? (Please select one only)

The cheapest way to make payments to us is by Direct Debit but other methods are available, please rank the payment methods below:

(Please rank from 1, being the most preferred, to a maximum of 7 being the least preferred)

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* 4. The cheapest way to make payments to us is by Direct Debit but other methods are available, please rank the payment methods below:

(Please rank from 1, being the most preferred, to a maximum of 7 being the least preferred)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Phone
Automated Phone Payment
Direct Debit
Standing Order
via Post Office/Paypoint
Online via own bank
Online via Sedgemoor Website
What council business would you like to be able to conduct online or via a mobile app? (Please note starred items are already available online)

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* 5. What council business would you like to be able to conduct online or via a mobile app? (Please note starred items are already available online)

  yes no
Making a payment*
Applying for a new Green Waste Bin
Applying for a Bulky Collection
Applying for a License*
Applying for Planning Permission*
How do you currently find out what Sedgemoor District Council provides and does?

(Please select all that apply)

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* 6. How do you currently find out what Sedgemoor District Council provides and does?

(Please select all that apply)

The main services the Council provides are listed below. Please tell us how important you feel each of these services are by ticking one box for each service.

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* 7. The main services the Council provides are listed below. Please tell us how important you feel each of these services are by ticking one box for each service.

  Very Important Fairly Important Neither Important nor Unimportant Fairly Unimportant Very Unimportant
Affordable Housing (rented Housing at lower than Market rents).
Car Parks
Clean Streets 
Community Safety (partnership working to reduce crime & fear of crime & to tackle anti social behaviour)
Economic Development & Regeneration (business support, job creation, encouraging investment and improving skills
Environmental Health Services (food safety, licensing, dog warden, environmental protection including noise & pollution)
Emergency response (e.g. Flooding)
Grants to Support Community & Voluntary Organisations
Grass Cutting & Flower Beds
Housing Benefits Administration
Housing Services (housing advice & homeless prevention; grants to enable independent living; regulation of the private rented sector)
Parks and Open Spaces
Planning
Recycling
Swimming
Waste Collection
Sedgemoor District Council is responsible for collecting council tax on behalf of Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner; Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset County Council and Town and Parish Councils.  SDC also pay the Internal Drainage Boards £34 per household for their flood prevention work.
Sedgemoor District Council only keep 10% of the tax collected - £124 for an average Band D home.
Do you think the £124 represents good value for all the services provided by Sedgemoor District Council? (please tick one box only)

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* 8. Sedgemoor District Council is responsible for collecting council tax on behalf of Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner; Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset County Council and Town and Parish Councils.  SDC also pay the Internal Drainage Boards £34 per household for their flood prevention work.
Sedgemoor District Council only keep 10% of the tax collected - £124 for an average Band D home.
Do you think the £124 represents good value for all the services provided by Sedgemoor District Council? (please tick one box only)

Do you have any ideas where we could charge for services we offer? This would help maximise our income and protect services?

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* 11. Do you have any ideas where we could charge for services we offer? This would help maximise our income and protect services?

To ensure that this survey is representative of the population of Sedgemoor, it is important that we ask a few questions about you.

As with the entire questionnaire, you are not obliged to complete all questions, and all answers given will be kept completely confidential.
Which part of Sedgemoor do you live in?

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* 12. To ensure that this survey is representative of the population of Sedgemoor, it is important that we ask a few questions about you.

As with the entire questionnaire, you are not obliged to complete all questions, and all answers given will be kept completely confidential.
Which part of Sedgemoor do you live in?

What is your Postcode

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* 13. What is your Postcode

Are you?

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* 16. Are you?

  Yes No
Employed/Self employed
Retired (fully or partially)
A carer
Seeking employment
A volunteer
In full-time education
Housewife/househusband
Unable to work owing to disability or illness
Any other comments?

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* 17. Any other comments?

All responses will remain confidential. However, if you would like to take part in our £100 prize draw, please also complete this page with your contact details. Please note that these details are used solely for the prize draw and disposed of confidentially after the draw has taken place.

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* 18. All responses will remain confidential. However, if you would like to take part in our £100 prize draw, please also complete this page with your contact details. Please note that these details are used solely for the prize draw and disposed of confidentially after the draw has taken place.

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