What and why are we asking your views ?

Each year, Woughton Community Council sets its priorities and its budget. This is always a difficult thing to do – there are always lots of things that local people want us to do and never enough money. So this means that some difficult choices need to be made.

We will be planning our budget at the end of the year, for final decisions to be made in January. To help us to be able to plan this, we would really like to hear your views.

This year we have focused on the things that we think you want to see; our youth service, our advice service, the environment and landscaping, working with our community groups and developing new initiatives to improve Woughton. Our new Play Ranger service is providing sessions across the parish, with over 30 young people (and their parents and carers) attending every time. Our advice service has now supported over 1000 local people to get the help they need. Our festival saw nearly 2000 people come and have a wonderful day in the sun (despite England playing that day) and our Zombie Walk, Apple Day, Divali and other events have seen all our local communities come together.

There remain some challenges; our landscaping grant from Milton Keynes Council is reducing, so we will need to spend some additional money if we want to keep it going at current levels. As was mentioned in the last issue, our Support Grant (the additional money that we currently get, because our income is lower than other areas of the city) is likely to reduce too – this will also have an impact on what we are able to provide. 

So, what is important for you to see locally? What do we already do that you think we should carry on with? What do you think we should stop (if anything!). What would you like to see us doing that we don’t do at the moment?

Which estate do you live / work on?

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* 1. Which estate do you live / work on?

Of our current services, which do you think are important?

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* 2. Of our current services, which do you think are important?

And of those services, which have you used or benefited from over the past year?

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* 3. And of those services, which have you used or benefited from over the past year?

As explained above, we may need to reduce our services due to reduced funding. If this did happen, what should we prioritise? Which are most important to you? (tick no more than three). 

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* 4. As explained above, we may need to reduce our services due to reduced funding. If this did happen, what should we prioritise? Which are most important to you? (tick no more than three). 

Are there other things that you would like to see Woughton Community Council provide? Please let us know your ideas, views or feelings below. 

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* 5. Are there other things that you would like to see Woughton Community Council provide? Please let us know your ideas, views or feelings below. 

If you are happy to do so, please let us know a little bit about you....

What age bracket do you fit into?

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* 6. If you are happy to do so, please let us know a little bit about you....

What age bracket do you fit into?

And what is your gender?

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* 7. And what is your gender?

Many thanks for completing this survey. We will publish the results in the next edition of The Gazette.
If there is anything else you would like to tell us about, please pop it in the box below. 

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* 8. Many thanks for completing this survey. We will publish the results in the next edition of The Gazette.
If there is anything else you would like to tell us about, please pop it in the box below. 

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