Council seeks feedback in phone poll

Council seeks feedback in phone poll

Friday, February 17, 2012

Starting on 24 February, residents throughout the district may find themselves contacted as part of a phone survey.

National Research Bureau, an independent research company offering specialised services to Local Authorities throughout New Zealand, has been commissioned to undertake the survey and report to the Council.

“We have a responsibility to track how well our efforts are carrying through to our residents.  The best way to do this is to interview a representative cross-section of residents, and to have this done by an independent professional group to ensure impartiality.”

This will be South Taranaki’s 13th Communitrak survey and the results can be compared with previous surveys to give an indication of shifts in residents’ opinions and expectations, or trends in the Council’s performance.

People living in all wards of South Taranaki will be phoned using a randomised selection method and asked their opinions on a wide ranging list of services and issues pertaining to the Council, and the services it delivers to the residents of the district.

The survey starts Friday 24 February and is expected to run until Sunday 4 March.

For further information, please contact: Sonia Murray, South Taranaki District Council, phone (06) 278 0555 or 0800 111 323.