Proof to back up Collin Barrow's statement on the Westminster Reporter

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Dear Westminster City Council,

In a recent letter published in the West End Extra written by Westminster Council leader Cllr Colin Barrow he states “However, the overwhelming majority of our residents consistently tell us that the Reporter is a good and valued product. “. (http://www.westendextra.com/letters/2011... )

Could you please provide the data sets and other hard evidence which support the claim made by Mr Barrow? I am very interested the data which clearly demonstrate his claim that ‘overwhelming majority’ of people who are residents of Westminster have specifically told the Council that the Reporter is in fact a ‘good and valued’ product?

As a resident I cannot ever recall in all the years of living in Westminster ever being asked for my views, so I am interested where Mr Barrow obtained his facts from which prove that the overwhelming majority do value the Reporter.

Yours faithfully,

Maria Hardwick

Gadawodd D Smith anodiad ()

This is a good question. As a Westminster resident I have no idea where Colin Barrow is getting his information from about the Westminster Reporter.For the record I am unimpressed with this self-promotional,expensive and actually quite unhelpful publication.

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“However, the overwhelming majority of our residents consistently tell us
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Could you please provide the data sets and other hard evidence which
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Brooker, Liam, Westminster City Council

Dear Ms Hardwick

RE: FoI 6492

Thank you for your recent FoI request. Please accept my apologies for the
delay in my reply. You asked:

In a recent letter published in the West End Extra written by Westminster
Council leader Cllr Colin Barrow he states "However, the overwhelming
majority of our residents consistently tell us that the Reporter is a good
and valued product. ".
([1]http://www.westendextra.com/letters/2011...)

Could you please provide the data sets and other hard evidence which
support the claim made by Mr Barrow?

We carry out an annual face-to-face survey at the end of each year with
2,500 residents aged 16 and over across the city. Those who take part in
the survey are representative of residents as a whole, with a mix of
people by age, work status and location. We know from this that 61% of
residents say that they have seen a copy of the Westminster Reporter in
the last six months. Of these residents 76% feel informed about the
services and benefits that the council provides. Of the residents who
have not seen a copy only 50% feel informed. This is one of the reasons
we carry out the survey. We know that the Westminster Reporter
helps informs readers about the services the council provides, making it a
good and valued product, and therefore we work hard to increase the number
of people who see a copy. Another question in the survey reinforces this
analysis by directly asking people how useful they find the Westminster
Reporter. Over half (53%) of residents find it a useful publication
with this rising to 77% among those who have seen a copy.

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Yours sincerely,

Liam Brooker

Liam Brooker
Policy Analyst
Member Services
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Westminster City Hall
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London SW1E 6QP

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