Newark and Sherwood Resident Panel
The Resident Panel is a group of people from across the district who would like to share their views on the area they live in and help shape the future of Newark and Sherwood. The panel has been created because Newark and Sherwood District Council wish to understand the views and experiences of residents of Newark and Sherwood and use this understanding to ensure that Council services are the best they can be.
Any resident of Newark and Sherwood over the age of 18 can join the panel to have their say on the Council’s services, plans, proposals and development of their local area. Participation in the panel is voluntary.
As a Panel member you will be asked to complete approximately three surveys a year. We recognize that not everyone can participate online so a variety of other ways of gathering views will be used, including paper based surveys and focus groups.
Panel members will be contacted each time there is an opportunity to take part in a survey. Occasionally, panel members may also be invited to attend consultation exercises, such as group discussions or workshops, or take part in live online debates. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to convene a small group of residents from the panel in which case we will ensure that a cross representative of residents are involved to ensure that all of our communities are represented.
All surveys vary and each one will focus on key issues relating to the district, examples include but are not restricted to, community safety, environmental issues, local policing, health, waste and recycling. In addition panel members may also be asked to;
• Share their experiences of Council services,
• Share their experiences as residents of Newark and Sherwood,
• Give their views on any new proposals,
• Help identify future needs and priorities,
• Engage in follow up consultation activities arising from large scale survey,
• Participate in mystery shopping exercises.
What happens to the results from the consultation?
Newark and Sherwood District Council values the members of the Resident Panel, as the Panel is one of the ways that the Council keeps in touch with the views of Newark and Sherwood residents.
Results will also be shared with key decision makers in the Council and our partner organisations (where appropriate) and will be used to;
• Monitor and improve Council services,
• Help the Council make decisions on a wide range of issues, plans and proposals,
• Help improve the services Newark and Sherwood residents receive,
• Help identify priorities to improve the quality of life of the district’s residents.
Newark and Sherwood District Council will only process any personally identifiable information that panel members provide in accordance with its responsibilities under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018.
Your personal demographic information will be used to ensure that the panel includes a representative sample of residents within the district. The council will only use this data in association with the work of the Resident Panel.
Further details of how the Council will manage your personal information are contained within our Privacy Notice which can be found on our website.
If, at any time, a member of the panel decides they no longer wish to form part of the resident panel they can contact the Organisational Development team to have their name removed from the list.
If you would like to have more of a say on services in Nottinghamshire, you can join the county-wide citizens' panel.
You can join the Citizens' Panel if you:
- Are over 18
- Live in Nottinghamshire or Nottingham City
To join visit Nottinghamshire Citizens Panel