Help us shape the future of Essex by taking part in our survey

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In March, we are inviting selected households across Essex to take part in our annual Resident Survey. Invitation letters are being sent by post to randomly selected households. The letters all contain a unique code and a link to an online survey. There is also an option to complete a paper copy of the questionnaire.

The Resident Survey helps us to understand more about residents’ views on their local area and a range of issues affecting themselves, their families and their communities. The results are used by us and our partners to help inform a range of policies and services which aim to make life better for people across the county.

The 2023 survey is being conducted on our behalf by Opinion Research Services (ORS), an independent social research agency. ORS are a Market Research Society (MRS) Company Partner and adhere to the Market Research Society Code of Conduct at all times.

The survey – open to residents aged 18 and over in invited households – aims to form a representative picture of all people in Essex, therefore residents across all age groups and backgrounds are encouraged to take part.