REDDITCH Council has asked residents what they want - and people have let the authority know, without holding back.

The Advertiser reported that a wide-ranging survey that helps inform the council’s thinking for the year ahead had been launched.

The annual Community Survey asks residents for their views and opinions about issues affecting them, their local area, and borough council services.

The results are then reported to members and officers of the council.

Cllr David Thain, Redditch Borough Council’s portfolio holder for corporate management, said: “It’s a window into what people in Redditch think about a range of issues and we’d like to hear from you.”

Commenting on the Advertiser's Facebook page people let the council know just what they wanted.

Mandie Pollard said: "The shopping centre rent is to high. Why would you charge such stupid high rent. Bring it down so people can afford to open up little shops."

Steven Watson-Morris said: "Lower council tax, more affordable houses, a better managed hospital, people who smile."

Damien Perry said: "More for families and children at reasonable prices."

Ori Lambert-Peake said: "Something for young adults to do like crazy golf, or laser tag."

Lee JJ Sands said: "Over 40s bar, more bars to accommodate people in Redditch as it used to be back in the 90s."

David Giblen said: "Over 25s bar, address the empty properties in centre."

Michael Stanfield said: "A decent bar."

Julie Dawson said: "More seating, hire trollies for elderly and disabled people, and a fresh fruit and salad bar."

The 2019 survey is available for anyone to take part at, and will also go before the council’s community panel, a group of residents who choose to actively take part in regular engagement sessions.

The closing date for responses is midnight on Sunday 29 September 2019.

It covers a range of areas and should take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete, with the option to 'save and continue' if people want to take a break while filling it in.

For more information or a paper copy, call 01527 64252 ext 2409.