WOLVERLEY householders are being given the chance to have their say on a range of issues affecting village life.

A questionnaire is to be sent to 150 homes as a "taster" to establish priority areas of concern to help organisers draw up a second survey which will be sent to all households.

The work is being undertaken by the newly formed Parish Steering Committee set up as part of a Government bid to establish grassroots needs and wants in all areas covered by parish councils.

Wolverley will combine with Cookley to put together a Parish Plan - by March, 2006 - which will then be used by Worcestershire County Council as a blueprint for improving services.

A free draw offer of a three-course meal for two plus a glass of wine each has been donated by Mike Hawkes, of The Queen's Head, Wolverley, to motivate people to return the first questionnaire, due to go out within the next month.

The seven-strong steering committee, led by chairman, Dave Andrews, was set up after a meeting held in the village before Christmas attracted 50-60 people.

Committee publicity officer, Edward Cheshire, said: "We want people to know that we are going forward and that there are people who are prepared to put time and effort into putting together a plan which will benefit them."

The questionnaire will include about 20 questions on issues ranging from education to litter and the future of the memorial hall.