The survey is organised every three years and is used to set the priorities for the council’s work.
More than 94% of those who completed the survey felt that people should be consulted on any changes to the health service.
Last year Stroud Town Council called a public meeting over proposed changes to Stroud Hospital and will continue to closely monitor the issue.
More than 90% of residents agreed that the town council should protect and expand green spaces.
Green spaces are a priority for the town council. Since the last residents’ survey in 2008 it has acquired more green spaces and will continue to maintain and enhance them.
More than 88% of people who completed the survey agreed that the town council should work to protect footpaths.
The survey was sent to every household in the parish – about 6,000.
“The results of this survey will shape the council’s priorities for the next three years and help us ensure we are doing what residents want,” said town mayor John Marjoram.
The top 10 issues from the residents’ survey that people felt were important:
- Health services 94%
- Green Spaces 90%
- Footpaths 88%
- Walkers and cyclists 86%
- Cleanliness 86%
- Canal and gateway 85%
- Youth facilities 84%
- Recycling 83%
- Energy efficiency 82%
- Community groups 81%