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Final Future Rutland survey asks how to keep the conversation going

Date Published: 25 May 2021
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The Future Rutland Conversation has launched one more survey heading into its final week, asking people about how best to ‘keep the conversation going’.  

The eight-week Future Rutland Conversation was launched by Rutland County Council in April. There is still one week left to take part, offering a chance for families, businesses and visitors to the county to comment on a range of important issues. By gathering this feedback from people of all ages and backgrounds, the Council plans to produce a revised, shared vision for the county.  

People can give their views by completing this questionnaire and other short surveys, posting comments and suggestions on themed forums, or by registering to take part in live virtual conversations up until 1 June.  

“As this first phase of the Future Rutland Conversation is now drawing to a close, please take this opportunity to have a say in how we keep the conversation going. Throughout April and May, we’ve been asking people about life in Rutland and what matters most to them, and there have been some great conversations and responses to all the surveys and discussion groups taking place. "We very much want to keep people involved as we move to the next stage – shaping a new shared vision for Rutland based on everything you’ve told us. This is why our final survey asks people what they think about Future Rutland so far and how they would prefer to stay updated. If you have ideas or suggestions, we would certainly like to hear them – especially if you’ve already commented on some of the topics and important issues that the Conversation has covered.” Councillor Oliver Hemsley, Leader of Rutland County Council 

There have now been more than 4,000 responses across all live Future Rutland surveys, along with over 1,000 comments across nine themed forums. There have also been almost 250 bookings to take part in live online discussions. The views collected during the engagement will inform the vision and aspirations for the county and future Council strategies and policies. Past engagement work will also be fed into the conversations.  

Registrations remain open to book a place at one of the virtual discussion groups taking part up until the end of May, including ‘Public Services’ and ‘Your life in Rutland’. 

The new ‘Keeping the conversation going’ survey can be found at: www.rutland.gov.uk/futurerutland. Other surveys already launched as part of the Future Rutland Conversation remain open and are available until 1 June. These include:  

  • Living in Rutland 
  • Environment and climate change 
  • Getting around 
  • Health and wellbeing 
  • Learning, skills and employment 
  • A dedicated survey for young people 
  • A survey for business owners  

If you want to take part in the Future Rutland Conversation but don’t have access to the internet, please call Rutland County Council on: 01572 722 577.   

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