New survey to understand ongoing Covid-19 impacts

The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact daily life across the Borough of Broxbourne and the whole of Hertfordshire.

In response, a new survey has been launched to better understand the needs, challenges and aspirations of Hertfordshire residents and community groups. It was set up by Hertfordshire’s Community Reassurance Cell and is open until 21 January 2022.

The online survey asks the public and those providing community services about the impact of coronavirus on their lives, what support is needed and how that has changed since the start of the pandemic.

It follows a survey in 2020 that revealed mental health was residents’ biggest concern, followed by economic hardship and how the pandemic was affecting already disadvantaged groups, including people with disabilities, BAME communities and young people with special educational needs.

The survey results will be used to shape the county’s ongoing recovery plans, ensuring support is targeted where it is needed most.

Councillor Linda Haysey, Chair of the Community Reassurance Cell and Leader of East Herts Council, said:

“Hearing from our local communities is absolutely vital so that we understand their needs now, and how we can help them cope with the unpredictable nature of the Covid-19 pandemic in the future.

“We’re proud of Hertfordshire’s incredible community spirit as residents, businesses and community groups continue to come together and adapt. We want to know how we can best support those efforts, as we all learn to live with Covid-19.”

The survey can be found online at

Published: 20th December 2021