17 November 2016
The results of a community consultation to help shape a shared, long-term vision for Jersey have been released.
The consultation ran between January and July 2016. As part of it, a survey asked Island residents to rate Jersey in a number of areas. Overall, the survey painted an encouraging picture of Jersey but respondents were concerned about being able to independently afford a decent standard of living.
Community safety, health care, and giving children the best start in life came out high in people's future aspirations, and protecting the beauty of Jersey's natural environment and our air and water quality scored highly.
4,146 Islanders took part in the My Jersey survey, providing more than 8,000 comments on different aspects of Island life now and how they'd like it to be in the future. People's views will inform a long-term vision for Jersey, so the Island can address economic, social and environmental challenges, such as an ageing population, and technological and climate change.
The results have been published in full online, and in paper format. A set of proposed performance indicators will be published soon which people can use to judge Jersey's progress towards achieving the vision.
Challenges and opportunities
Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst said the Council of Ministers would reflect on the findings and use them to inform the work of government "This is a significant public consultation to which many thousands of people contributed. I'm heartened by the number and quality of views expressed - particularly regarding the vision people have for their Island, and their appreciation of the challenges and opportunities that Jersey is facing. The Council of Ministers is now considering the findings and we will use them to shape a future we all have a stake in."
Assistant Director for Strategic Planning, Dr Ian Skinner said "Thank you to the 4,146 people who took the trouble to complete the My Jersey survey and the many thousands more who took part in the consultation by coming to presentations, or talking to us on the street, in schools, or at events.
"We've now got a fairly comprehensive insight into people's ambitions for the future and where they perceive the greatest need for change. The results will be used to shape a draft vision which will be published in the early New Year and which we will ask people to give their views on."
Download the My Jersey survey results report to print (5.5MB)
Download the My Jersey survey results report to view online (5.5MB)
Link to consultation comments on opendata
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