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Star date: 7th February 2011 

SALFORD `CUSTOMER SURVEY' SPENDING HITS £150,000

Questions whether Salford Council provides `good value for money for the council tax that residents pay' were included in an opinion survey that was part of a £150,000 contract with pollsters Ipsos MORI.

The huge contract was awarded by Salford City Council and NHS Salford to research "the views and experiences of Salford citizens"…

Further details here…


Last week the Salford Star reported that Salford Council spent £20,750 with Ipsos MORI pollsters last December alone (see here). Now we can reveal that Salford Council and NHS Salford has a two year £150,000 contract with MORI that's running from January 2010 to December 2012 for a "programmed customer survey" to research "the views and experiences of Salford citizens"….

Ipsos MORI carries out Salford Council's annual Big Listening survey which this year was sent out to 7000 residents, of which 1290 were returned. The results on Salford Council's spending were confusing to say the least…

49% of respondents were either `fairly satisfied' or `very satisfied' with "the way that Salford Council runs things". Yet 42% of them `tended to disagree' or `strongly disagreed' that `Salford Council provides good value for money for the council tax that residents pay'. Very strange and very confusing.

Perhaps if Salford's `customers' had known the cost of the survey, the results would have been a bit more black and white…

 

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Fadge wrote
at 1:03:08 AM on Sunday, February 13, 2011
I will give them a free opinion .This 'Labour' council are clueless, inept ,wasteful squandering parasites.Self-serving scum whose only consideration is their own wellbeing. Like 'kit-kat' Blears ,they do not give a toss for the people of Salford , as long as they are doing fine- courtesy of the taxpayer . Time to build a gallows for the lot of them .
 
jim devine wrote
at 1:52:59 PM on Tuesday, February 8, 2011
What I would like to ask them all is (paraphrase) "whats the point in attaining the world if you lose your soul in the process ?".
 
Davey Boy wrote
at 12:08:19 PM on Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Shameful wasters.Sack merry,spicer and all the other clowns on more than twenty-five grand a year.
 
Guy Fawkes wrote
at 12:08:11 PM on Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Yet another example of farcial waste by this idiotic ,pathetic ,cretinous council. Pass the matches . Then, onto Wasteminster.
 
Alan r Claxton wrote
at 11:14:22 PM on Monday, February 7, 2011
well lets stop voting for this bag of ++++ and try someone better, it's not rocket science.
 
Red Dave wrote
at 12:06:30 PM on Monday, February 7, 2011
Another complete waste of money by this bunch of pathetic wasters .They should have asked me for my opinion.
 
UoS wrote
at 11:12:02 AM on Monday, February 7, 2011
Given that the Labour party have had a monopoly on power in Salford since time immemorial, then the electoral process has become a defunct barometer for measuring whether or not the Labour council are doing a good job since nobody is prepared to vote in another party. As such, it's not surprising that they're having to supplement elections with opinion surveys - it's the only way they can glean any idea about whether or not they're doing a good job.
 
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