A SURVEY has been launched to discover how York's Central Methodist Church can be transformed to serve the local community better.

It is being organised by Deacon Ian Cartwright, a local Methodist Minister who has managed other surveys in the city which have led to the creation of local community projects.

He said the Transforming Central survey was focused on discovering the problems local people faced and what could be done to make their community a better place to live.

He said he wanted to create a sense of local ownership and participation and avoid unnecessary duplication of provision.

"The survey is a partnership of the Methodist Church, City of York Council, local community groups and organisations," he said.

"In the questionnaire, people are asked questions such as how satisfied are you with your local area as a place to live, which facilities do you make use of, which activities or facilities would you take part in or use if they were available."

Questionnaires are being delivered door to door but spare copies can be obtained from Heron Foods in St Saviourgate. People can also answer the survey on line at www.transformingcentralcs.co.uk

Those answering the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win afternoon tea at Bettys.