Two in three residents want more say
A massive 92% of Fleet shoppers are proud of where they live, while 78% feel part of their community, a survey has found.
But in a challenge for local decision makers, only 33% felt that their voices were being listened to.
The survey was conducted by the Fleet and Church Crookham Society as part of a national survey aimed at capturing the civic state of the nation. It was conducted as part of Civic Day, where societies across the country held events to celebrate their area and keep it distinctive.
Society co-chairman Gillian Wain said: “Civic Day provided an excellent opportunity for us to talk to people who live in Fleet and Church Crookham and hear what they have to say about their community.
“It is excellent news that so many people feel proud of where we live and feel part of the community. The real challenge is to address the fact people feel they don’t have a voice.
“As a local civic society, we have good relationships with decision-makers in the area, and would encourage people to join us and add to our combined voice.
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