City council comes out on top for quality

February 24, 2009 9:52 AM
Cllr Ian Nimmo-Smith

City council leader, Cllr Ian Nimmo-Smith

Most people like living in Cambridge and the city council ranks top in the county for the way in which it runs services and provides value for money.

And nearly half of all residents agreed they can influence decisions made in the city.

The figures came in a countywide survey which compared the city to other local authorities across the county.

Almost 90 per cent of people said they were satisfied with Cambridge as a place to live and around the same figure agreed that people from different backgrounds get on well together in the city.

Around 50 per cent of people were satisfied with the way the council runs services and provides value for money compared to around only 30 per cent for most other councils across the county.

Cambridge City Council leader, Ian Nimmo-Smith said: "These figures are very encouraging and prove that people generally see Cambridge as a good place to live.

"I am delighted to see that the city council has come out on top in the way it runs its services and for providing value for money. We have always prided ourselves on listening to what people want and it would appear that, on the whole, residents are satisfied."

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