Voice of Leeds sounds off about city living

Skyline of Leeds. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1001/83g).
Skyline of Leeds. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1001/83g).
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In an unprecedented move the Yorkshire Evening Post asked readers in Leeds for their views about living in the city.

Nearly 2,000 readers shared their thoughts on what they like and what they dislike in the heart of their communities to give a snapshot of life in Leeds.

We will share the results from our Voice of Leeds 2014 Survey, which is the first of its kind for the newspaper, in a series of special features next week.

YOU told us your thoughts on traffic and transport and what changes you would enforce to make Leeds an even better place to live in.

YOU said whether you feel safe on the streets of the city and how clean and tidy you think your neighbourhood is.

YOU told us whether you are struggling to make ends meet financially or if you have been forced to turn to a foodbank for support.

YOU also shared your thoughts about parking charges and what you think to the city’s cultural offerings.

YEP editor Jeremy Clifford said: “The voice of nearly 2,000 readers talking about what they care most about in Leeds is a powerful message.

“We were delighted so many people took time out to complete our survey of people’s views on what is important to them in their day to day lives living in Leeds.

“This piece of research will be used as the basis for a series of special reports and consultations with public bodies and transport companies about what changes can be made to improve life in Leeds.”

The YEP has presented the results to authorities and you can see their thoughts about the issues highlighted in our survey.

Readers are also being invited to share their views on the findings through our website.

l A special six-day report will start in Monday’s YEP looking at the results of our findings.

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