‘Disappointment’ at Midlothian survey response

Midlothian councillors have expressed “disappointment” with the response to a recent consultation exercise to consider service priorities.

Only 0.4 per cent of the county’s population was involved in the four community meetings and the completion of a questionnaire in the council’s newspaper.

It was hoped the feedback, where participants were asked to prioritise 55 of the council’s services, would be used to assist the council in identifying which services it would deliver in the future and how they would be delivered.

Updating councillors on the outcome of the exercise last week, chief executive Kenneth Lawrie said there were 230 responses to the paper’s survey and 109 people attended one of the four community meetings.

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