Your Say, Your Council, Your Panel
Would you like the opportunity to give your opinion on the
Council's services and local issues?
The Residents’ Panel is currently in the process of recruiting
new members. Letters are being sent to 10,000 individuals selected
at random from the Council Tax register inviting them to become
members of the panel. If you receive a letter, and would like to
become a member, please visit our registration page, you will need
your unique reference number to join.
The Royal Borough's Residents' Panel is a sample of
residents, normally around 1,000 to 2,000, which is recruited and
maintained over a period of years. The panel members have agreed to
take part in consultation activities about a variety of subjects.
Because panel members have agreed to take part, councils have found
that they achieve higher response rates than for non-panel
What sort of things will panel members be involved with?
Panel members can take part in quick, snapshot polls, answer
online questionnaires or get involved in more in-depth discussions.
They can also register an interest in taking part in an online
focus group. This all means that panel members will be able to
decide how involved they want to be. Many of the activities will be
online; residents can access the internet for free in the Council's
It is possible to have your say if you don't have access to a
computer but participation in activities online is kinder to the
environment and helps keep costs low. You will need the reference
number on the letter to register.
Our current members have already helped identify ways in which
the Council can improve by giving their views on topics including
community safety priorities, recycling, Council initiatives such as
City Living, Local Life, and the Council's spending priorities.
How long do local residents stay on the Panel?
We have a rolling programme of recruitment to the panel, which
will ensure that no panel member stays on the panel longer
than two years. This prevents panel members remaining on
the panel for lengthy periods and becoming experts on Council
services, as this could lead to the panel becoming
unrepresentative of most residents.
We recruit new members to the panel as and when required, in
order to ensure that the panel remains at full strength.
For more information about the Residents' Panel contact the
Consultation and Partnership Team on 020 7361 2402 or email
Members of the Residents' Panel can login here.