Calling Generation Z – Have Your Say on Ribble Valley’s Future

Published: 7th March 2023

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Calling Generation Z – there is still time to have your say in a bumper survey that will help shape life in Ribble Valley over the coming years.

Nearly 700 people have responded to Ribble Valley Borough Council’s People’s Survey so far.

But only 10 people aged 18 to 24 have had their say and just 47 aged 25 to 34, with most respondents aged 45 to 64.

The council wants to work with local communities to come up with solutions to the issues that concern them most.

And the ‘Peoples’ Survey – Life in Ribble Valley’ aims to find out what matters to you, so that the council can develop a corporate plan for the next four years.

The survey asks questions on a wide range of issues, including council services, climate change, the cost-of-living crisis, community safety, road and pavement repairs, recycling and refuse collection, and access to health services.

And if you live, work or study in the borough – particularly if you are young – there is still time to have your say.

Your responses will help shape the council’s priorities and the creation of a corporate plan aimed at improving the lives of residents, supporting businesses and delivering high-quality services.

Stephen Atkinson, leader of Ribble Valley Borough Council, said: “I am delighted that so many people have responded to the survey, but we really need to hear from young people and young families.

“We want Ribble Valley to continue to be a vibrant borough that meets the needs of its residents and visitors and is a place we are proud to call home.

“This is your chance to let us know what concerns you, so that we can do our best to address those issues over the coming years.”

The survey is available at, the Council Offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe, or by phoning Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.

The survey closes on Monday, 13 March and anyone aged 16 or over can take part.