Supported by Basildon Council and Basildon, Billericay and Wickford Council for Voluntary Services (BBWCVS), the surveys were designed by the Heart of Pitsea Big Local steering group and were distributed to all local households and businesses in the area. The results will now be used to help identify how to spend the £1m Big Lottery money awarded to the area, which is situated within the boundary of Ashlyns, Rectory Road, Pitsea Road and High Road, Pitsea.
Cabinet member for community services, Cllr Terri Sargent, said: “There has been a fantastic response rate to the questionnaires sent to Pitsea residents in October, which shows that locals are really passionate about ensuring the funding is spent of projects that benefit the entire community.”
Chris Evans, Chief Officer of BBWCVS, said: “The £1m funding will be used on projects that deliver a long term benefit to the Pitsea area, so it is important that this time has been taken to ask residents how this funding can make the greatest impact.”
Sue Houghton, local resident and member of the ‘Heart of Pitsea’ steering group, said: “The Heart of Pitsea consultation is your chance as Pitsea residents to get involved and make a difference for the good of the community. So please get in touch with your ideas on how we can make Pitsea an even better place to live.”