30 May 2012
The Rochford District is in the top ten!
Rochford District residents are in one of the top ten areas to live in England according to a ‘Quality of Life’ report, which was published recently in a national newspaper.
The Rochford District was ranked eighth by The Sunday Times, which used data compiled by Experian – making it the only Essex local authority to make the top ten.
The report called ‘England’s best boroughs’ was judged on 47 indicators for the quality of life it offered.
Experian spokesman, Bruno Rost said: “This research represents a comprehensive view of key factors affecting quality of life and draws on a range of measures including air quality, low unemployment, school achievement, high Ofsted scores, low crime rates, healthy living, neighbourliness, high life expectancy and good access to facilities. On this basis, Rochford does extremely well, ranking eighth out of all English local authorities”.
The Leader of Rochford District Council, Councillor Terry Cutmore said: “I am very proud of the part that the Council has played in getting us included in the top ten areas to live. The hard work of our residents has already helped make us the top recycling authority in the country – and this further recognition highlights how by working together – we can improve our environment. “