In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.
The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making process.
In May, the council released its annual residents’ survey, showing just half of the city’s residents were satisfied with the services it provided – down from 62 per cent last year.
Some 23 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with council's performance and 27 per cent were neutral. It is the lowest result since 2007, when the question was first asked as part of the survey.
How do you feel about the council's performance? And will a new forum help? Give us your thoughts below.
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Christchurch City Council has released a new version of its free wheelie bin app as residents continue to struggle to recycle correctly.
The updated app sends reminders about which bins need to be put out for kerbside collection each week and provides information about which items belong in the red, yellow and green bins.
It also includes a searchable database that allows you to search a rubbish item and see which bin it should go in.
The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.
If you already have the app downloaded it should update automatically over the next few days.
Do you think this will make it easier to recycle correctly?