Solving local problems in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester

The information below was taken from the 3 City Survey.  More information is provided in the notes at the bottom of the page.

Taking action(s) to solve problems in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester

Solving neighbourhood problems
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In general, across the three cities, very few respondents said they had taken action to address a local issue. Around 4% of Glasgow respondents said they had taken at least one action to solve a problem affecting people in their local area.  This was similar to the results from Liverpool and Manchester.


Problems included people being drunk or rowdy; rubbish or litter lying around; vandalism and graffiti; people using or dealing drugs; racial or religious harassment; teenagers hanging around on the street; and troublesome neighbours.

Response options included: contacting the local media (radio/television station or newspaper); the local council (or similar organisation); or a local representative (councillor or MP); attending a public discussion meeting, tenants’/residents’ group, protest meeting or action group; and helping to organise a petition.

The 3 City Survey was carried out in partnership between the Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Health Scotland.  The full report can be found here.

The survey was carried out between July and November 2011.  The sample size was 3,701 in total (1,288 in Glasgow, 1,202 in Liverpool and 1,211 in Manchester). This was achieved with an overall 55% response rate, ranging from 53% in Manchester to 58% in Glasgow (the rate for Liverpool was 55%), and from 53% in the least deprived areas of the three cities to 58% in the most deprived areas.

Additional Resources

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    Sunday, 1 November 2009

    Miniature Glasgow - Video

    An extension of the GCPH's work profiling Glasgow's health, produced in collaboration with the International Future Forum.
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