The East area of Sunderland includes Doxford, Hendon, Millfield, Ryhope and St Michael's.
Sunderland Council has been hosting public consultations in the area since 2019, to understand what residents think of their neighbourhoods and how they need to change to improve people's lives.
Here's what happened at just one of our meetings:
Some of the main issues raised during the consultations included:
Do you agree?
Let us know by taking part in our survey:
Let us know what you think about the East Area
If you want to get more involved in your area, try volunteering:
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