Latimer Appleby now regularly undertakes resident surveys for both borough and county councils. We have also been appointed to conduct primary market research on placemaking projects. For this type of work, we have worked directly for Business Improvement District (BID) organisations. We have also worked with third party agencies in support of their research and analysis role, by conducting face-to-face and telephone research. Our work for borough or county councils has typically consisted of telephone research, designed to gain feedback from residents about their local area and the services provided by their council. For one county council client we have carried out this type of research at least once a year since 2014.
We have also been retained by another specialist consultancy to provide market research support for their own clients. This work has typically involved telephone research and focus group recruitment for numerous local authorities, in subject areas such as: adoption services, fostering services, and special education needs and disabilities (SEND), amongst other topics.
Our local government projects have involved:
- General residents’ surveys
- Community safety surveys
- Local pharmacy needs research
- Parents, guardians, and carers research surveys
- Parents, guardians, and carers focus group recruitment
- Pedestrian counts