Citizens' Panel

If you would like to have more of a say on services in Nottinghamshire, you can join the county-wide citizens' panel.

This influential group of people from all backgrounds will have opportunities to give opinions on public services through questionnaires and focus groups.  Panel members will be consulted regularly on a variety of subjects.  As well as county council services, consultations could also cover the services of our borough and district councils, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Fire and Rescue Service and Nottinghamshire NHS.  

Panel members receive feedback to show how their views have made a difference.

You can join the Citizens' Panel if you:

  • Are over 18
  • Live in Nottinghamshire or Nottingham City

Nottinghamshire Listens was formed in 2007. The panel is a valuable resource for the council and its partners.  The panel is representative of the people of Nottinghamshire and is made up of 8,000 (1,000 in each district) people of different ages and backgrounds.

If you are a panellist and your contact details have changed, please e-mail

To join visit Nottinghamshire Citizens Panel.

The purpose of the panel is to:

  • Help the council to prioritise the issues that affect local communities.
  • Evaluate how well it is currently providing its services.
  • Track the views of residents over time to look at the impact of decisions that have been made as a result of panel surveys.
  • Avoid overlaps between departments collecting information and ensure that communities are not overloaded with consultation.
  • Identify opportunities for improving services in the future.

What happens to the results?

  • The survey findings tell us what you think about services. These findings are used to help inform decisions the council makes about services. Findings from all our consultations can be found on Nottinghamshire County Council Consultations.
  • The information also helps us to decide how to develop policies and put together action plans so that we can improve things.
  • Panel members get a newsletter telling them what the results were and what the council is doing about them. Visit: Nottinghamshire Listens

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