Panel members have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of ways and provide the Council with valuable feedback, opinions and ideas, helping the Council shape services and ensuring Nottingham citizens are at the heart of everything we do.
Panel members will be invited to take part in activities throughout the year. You do not need any previous experience or expertise. You will be asked to give your views and ideas 3 or 4 times a year via surveys and you'll receive invitations to get involved in other opportunities including mystery shopping and focus groups. This provides an opportunity for you to tell us what you think about services the Council provides and the issues affecting where you live.
How often you get involved is completely up to you!
In return for your valuable input, we will send you a regular newsletter to let you know how the Council has used your feedback, so you know you are really making a difference and the Council is listening to your views.
Panel members have recently been asked to get involved and participate in a number of activities. These include:
- Forming an interviewing panel to recruit the new Head of Service for Customer Access
- Mystery shopping at Leisure Centres
- Testing a new telephone service for Nottingham Revenue and Benefits Ltd
Panel members have been praised by all those involved for their valuable feedback and contribution throughout these activities.
Our 'Your City, Your Say' Nottingham Citizens' Panel Newsletter provides members with information on previous engagement and consultation activity, as well as details of upcoming issues, developments and future opportunities to get involved. Click on the link below for the latest edition of our newsletter:
If you would like to join our panel you must be over 18 and live in the Nottingham City local authority area.
Applying to join our panel is quick and easy - just complete the online application form below or download an application form and return it to us. The form should take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
You will be asked to supply some information about yourself, such as your age, gender, ethnicity and topics of interest. We need to make sure the people on the Panel reflect the wide range of people living in Nottingham City.
Our first annual survey was distributed to panel members by email and post in December 2015. We wanted to hear Citizens’ Panel members’ views about our Panel to help shape its future development.
Please see the 'Your City, Your Say' Nottingham Citizens' Panel Survey Findings 2015 document.
Keeping Your Information Safe
All of the information you give us will be kept completely confidential, and held securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
As well as having a Citizens' Panel, the Council consults citizens widely with citizens on a range of individual services, projects and proposals. You can find out more about these and take part by visiting our Consultation, Engagement and Surveys web pages.
You can also comment, compliment or complain about any of our services or events by visiting Have Your Say
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