TRAFFORD Council is asking residents for their opinions on their pharmacies.

A consultation which started this week aims to assess how accessible the borough's pharmacies are, whether they offer an appropriate amount of information, and whether people want to see changes made.

The survey also asks what services residents use and what times they use them.

Cllr Jane Slater, the council's executive member for health, wellbeing and equalities, said: “Pharmacies can play an important role in people’s health. Your local pharmacist can provide advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, sore throats, tummy troubles and more.

“They are also well trained so they can make sure you get the help you need if your complaint is more serious.

“It’s therefore important the provision of pharmacies is right in our borough. We want to make sure everyone can get access to a community pharmacy at the right time and get the right advice and support.”

To contribute to the consultation, go to