Journalists are being urged to deliver their verdict on whether a town hall revolution has led to councils becoming more secretive or more open.
An online survey aims to establish whether the introduction of cabinet-style government in councils up and down the country has heralded a new era of openness or has simply meant more business being conducted behind closed doors.
The survey is being conducted by Carol Grant of Grant Riches Communications on behalf of LG Communications, the organisation that represents council press officers, with the help of the Society of Editors.
The survey can be accessed at: www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=64542175540
The deadline for responses is 14 March.