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The attractions of Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 23:46 11 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:32 03 March 2010

ALMOST nine out of ten residents believe Suffolk is a good place to live, a new survey has found.

Mori questioned more than 1,400 people across the county about their views on Suffolk and its future and found opinion was split on whether it will become a better place to live in the next few years.

ALMOST nine out of ten residents believe Suffolk is a good place to live, a new survey has found.

Mori questioned more than 1,400 people across the county about their views on Suffolk and its future and found opinion was split on whether it will become a better place to live in the next few years.

Of those questioned, 18 per cent felt Suffolk would get better as a place to live, with 37pc saying they thought it would remain about the same and one-third believing it would get worse.

But 58pc said Suffolk was still a good place to live compared with other areas, while 88pc were very satisfied or fairly satisfied with the county as a place to live.

Areas of life that had improved, according to the survey, included exam results in schools and training and education opportunities.

But just under a third thought the quality of public services had got worse over the past five years.

Five priorities for Suffolk in the future were reducing crime, good-quality health services, encouraging recycling, providing good-quality schools and protecting the environment came out on top.

The survey results were based on a postal survey of 1,406 residents across Suffolk undertaken between January and March.


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