The NPDC Citizens’ Panel is a representative sample of residents who give their views to the Council by completing questionnaires or taking part in focus groups or workshops.
Panel members take part in regular consultation about Council services to voice their suggestions and comments on:
The panel is broadly representative of the district and is demographically balanced (by age, gender and ethnicity). Panel members are generally over 18.
We will seek your feedback in a variety of ways, which may include:
These conversations may be face-to-face, by email, online or by telephone.
The consultation will be general, that is about the Council as a whole or it may be specific to a particular service or activity. We will only ask for your views on those issues that you tell us you are interested in.
If you take part in a workshop or focus group there is likely to be a small reimbursement for your time and costs. However, not all consultations will have this due to their small time commitment.
No, being on the panel itself does not oblige you to take part in a consultation. For each topic or issue the Council wishes to gather views on a sample of the panel will be selected and invited to take part. You can opt out at any time.
To date panel members have only been contacted once a year. You will not be asked to participate in a Council consultation more than four times a year.
To discuss this further please contact the Corporate Strategy and Policy Team by email or phone 06-759 6060.
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