Only 29% of York residents feel that they can influence decisions in their local area. 91% however feel is important that they should be able to influence their local area.
The paradox is revealed in the latest set of performance indicators published by the Council. They outturn figures for the last there financial years.
Another perhaps significant finding is that only 31% of the members of a residents “talkabout” panel “speak positively about the Council”; 28% speak “negatively”.
However, 52% agreed that the Council treated them “fairly and with respect”.
- The number of instances of violence in the City centre rose from 1010 to 1057.
- The number of cases of graffiti reported to the Council doubled to 385. This may have been prompted by the Councils decision to establish a new (and useful) graffiti removal team.
- The number of street cleaning issues reported increased from 1943, in 2018/19, to 2578 in 2019/20. The number of street cleaning issues remedied with within target times was 75%
- Three fixed penalty notices were issued for littering during last year. This was down from six issued in 2018/19. There were also three PCNs issued for dog fouling offences.
- The number of issues raised about weeds and overgrown hedges increased from 1919 to 2191.
The figures predate most of the lockdown period.