Tuesday, 23 October 2012

What do you think of the North York Moors National Park?

Are you happy with the North York Moors National Park Authority? Whatever your views on its work and services, the Authority wants to hear from you.

People in the Park are being asked to complete an online Residents’ Survey.

Jim Bailey, chairman of the Authority, said: “What our residents and businesses think is very important to our work and we need to hear from them to make sure they help us make the right decisions in the future.”

The Authority wants to hear residents’ views on its Annual Report which is posted to them every year. Do they want to receive it by post or would they rather access it online?

The survey asks residents how they rate its services and it wants to know whether they are in favour of community meetings.

At the moment, the Authority only runs Parish Forums which are aimed mainly at parish councillors but are also open to the public.

The National Park Authority’s work is guided by two purposes: conservation and promoting opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the Park’s special qualities. It also has an important duty to look after the economic and social well-being of local communities.

A residents’ survey was last carried out in the Park in 2008.

Take part in the survey