A programme of consultation has been carried out on behalf of the Isle of Anglesey County Council (IoACC) by Enventure Research to feed into the development of the Community Strategy for the Isle of Anglesey 2012-2025 and Service Delivery Plans.
The consultation was designed to help understand the priorities, needs and expectations of residents in relation to health, economic and environmental services.
Enventure developed a methodology, which included 1,100 telephone interviews and five focus groups with residents from across the Island. Quotas were set to ensure that the telephone survey sample was representative of the demographics of the area. The more deprived areas of Peblig, Amlwch Port, Holyhead Town, Maeshyfry, Marchog, Moraweleon, Tudur and Porthyfelin were also represented in the results.
To maximise the response rate, all respondents that took part in the survey were entered into a prize draw. Enventure’s dedicated Consultation Helpline was active during the survey.
Both the focus groups and telephone interviews were conducted in Welsh and English according to respondent preference.
Results and Benefits to the Client
The results provide a baseline investigation of residents’ views of Anglesey, their satisfaction with the Council and Council services and their attitudes towards the Council’s draft vision and priorities. Respondents listed job prospects, affordable housing, activities across all age groups, road repairs and support for vulnerable children & young people as the key issues to improving life on Anglesey.
The results were presented during three workshops. The findings from this survey are now being used by IoACC in the development of the ‘Corporate Business Plan 2012-15’, the future ‘Integrated Plan’ for Anglesey and the ‘Community Strategy’.