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Join county’s People’s Panel

Northumberland residents can have their say on council services by joining the county’s ‘people panel’.

Northumberland County Council is looking for new members for its people’s panel - a group of residents who are regularly asked for their opinions so that they can help to shape public services in the future.

Most questions are asked through online surveys that are emailed out around three to four times a year. Members could also be asked to take part in focus groups, looking at a particular issue in more detail.

Surveys will ask views on life in Northumberland and issues relating to council and other public services. Forthcoming surveys will ask about satisfaction with services including grass cutting, bin collections, and parks. They will also explore how satisfied people are with the way the council communicates with them, and where they get information.

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council, said: “We want Northumberland to be a great place to live, work, study or visit, and have a clear vision and ambitious plans for the future.

“We want to be customer focussed and make best use of resources, and the views of residents are very important to help us to do this.”

The council is currently looking for new panel members aged 16 and over from all ages, backgrounds and areas in Northumberland.

To express an interest send an email including your name and telephone number to peoplespanel@northumberland.gov.uk or phone Selene Vann-Plevey on 0800 1380845.

 

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