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Walsall to take part in national highways and transport survey

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The survey will cover all aspects of local highway and transport services across the borough.

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Local people are being asked for their views on Walsall’s highways and transport services – from the condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities. Their answers will be compared with the views of other members of the public across England & Scotland, thanks to the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey. 

Walsall is one of 111 Local Authorities to sign up to a standardised survey that will ask members of the public the same questions as other areas taking part. 

The survey, which is being run for the 16th year, is the largest collaboration between Local Authorities offering the opportunity to compare results, share in best practice and identify further opportunities to work together in the future. 

The questionnaire will be sent to a minimum random sample of at least 3300 of Walsall residents from Friday 16 June, followed by a reminder, with local and national results to be published in late October 2023. Since the survey is based on a sample, residents that receive a copy are being urged to take part.   

Residents that receive the questionnaire can complete the survey online if they prefer. A short URL link will be printed on the front of the questionnaire, and they will be required to enter a code before completing the questionnaire. 

The results will enable us to find out what people think about important highways and transport services. This will provide one of several ways Walsall can assess how it is performing. It gives the public an opportunity to say which services they think the Council should prioritise and improve. 

“ This is an important, public survey to comment on highways and transport services in the Walsall area. The survey also helps us to learn best practice and spot national, regional and local trends. If you receive a survey, please take the time to complete it and share your views on roads, pavements, business and cycling facilities. By doing this, we can work together to manage and improve highways and transport services across the Borough. “

Councillor Adrian Andrew, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration
Walsall Council


Notes to Editors: 

  • The National Highways and Transport (NHT) Network is a unique collaboration between Local Authorities across England and parts of Scotland with a common agenda – service improvement. 

  • The Network provides an environment in which members can measure their own performance, compare with their peers and identify areas for improvement. 
  • The NHT Network and the Public Satisfaction Survey are managed by performance management specialists, measure2improve, the NHT Network administrators. 

  • The survey is being carried out on behalf of the participating Local Authorities by market research specialist, Ipsos MORI. 

  • Participation in the survey is voluntary.  It is believed to be the first survey of its kind to bring together so many separate highway authorities from all over England and parts of Scotland to carry out their surveys in a comparable format 

  • The survey questionnaire is 12 pages long and covers all aspects of local highway and transport services (e.g. from the condition or roads and footways to Road Safety and Cycling).  The questionnaire should be completed in around 15 minutes. 

  • Residents that receive the questionnaire in the post may opt to complete the questionnaire online if they prefer. 

  • Last year’s survey results and more information available via 

  • A list of this year’s participating authorities can be found in the participation map document.  

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