MORE than 500 residents have completed a survey to highlight the issues most important to them and how they want the city region to develop.

Metro mayor Steve Rotheram launched LCR listens earlier this month in a bid to get feedback from residents across all six boroughs that make up the Liverpool City Region - Wirral, Liverpool, Halton, St Helens, Sefton and Knowsley.

Mr Rotheram wants to hear people’s opinions on a wide range of topics including transport, jobs and skills, the environment, housing and culture, to shape how the city region develops.

He told the Globe: “LCR Listens is an exercise in bringing devolution to life, to ensure that local people have the opportunity to influence genuine local decision-making.

“It’s great that more than 500 people have now responded, and we’re keen to speak to many more from every part of our city region, to make sure we understand what is important to the people who live here.

“Devolution is about bringing power closer to the people, and through LCR Listens we are stepping up our efforts to understand what is important to all of our residents.

"What we learn from this exercise will directly influence our strategic direction for the next 20 years and we are pulling out all the stops to make sure that we reach all of our communities.”

LCR Listens is an opportunity for everyone in the city region to have their say on the issues that are important to them.

The feedback will then be used to influence the Local Industrial Strategy, which will set out the long-term economic vision for the Liverpool City Region.

Anyone wanting to have their say on the future of the Liverpool City Region can visit