Resident Panel

If you’re a resident of Newark and Sherwood who is keen to share your views on the Council’s services, plans, proposals and development of the local area, why not join our Resident Panel?

The panel is part of the Council’s consultation and engagement strategy (PDF File, 377kb).  It’s a group of volunteers from across the district who share their views on the area and their experience of our services, helping to shape the future of Newark and Sherwood.

If you’re over the age of 16 and would like to help us make sure our services are the best they can be, we’d love to hear from you.

As a member of the Resident Panel, you have the opportunity to be entered into a six monthly prize draw, with a chance to win tickets or vouchers to support a local business or organisation.

To join the Resident Panel, please complete this short form.

What does being a panel member involve? 

As a Resident Panel member, you’ll be asked to complete approximately three surveys a year, focusing on key local issues such as:

  • community safety
  • environmental issues
  • local policing
  • health
  • waste and recycling

We provide a number of ways to register your views, including online, paper-based surveys and in-person focus groups. You may also be invited to attend consultation exercises, such as group discussions or workshops, or take part in live online debates.

In addition panel members may be asked to help by:

  • sharing their experiences of Council services
  • sharing their experiences as residents of Newark and Sherwood
  • giving their views on new proposals
  • helping identify future needs and priorities
  • engaging in follow-up consultation activities arising from a large-scale survey
  • participating in mystery shopping exercises

What difference does the panel make?

The views of the Resident Panel will be shared with key decision makers in the Council and our partner organisations (where appropriate).

They’ll use the information to:

  • monitor and improve Council (and external) services
  • help the Council make decisions on a wide range of issues, plans and proposals
  • help improve our services
  • help identify priorities to improve the quality of life of our residents

Nottinghamshire Citizens' Panel

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