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 we wish to understand the views and experiences of residents of the district and use this understanding to ensure that council services are the best they can be.

Any resident of the district 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. Sometimes we may 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, for example, 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?

We value your participation in the panel, as it it one of the ways that we can keep in touch with local 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 our services
  • Help identify priorities to improve the quality of life of the district’s residents

Data Protection

We 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 more information on the panel or would like to join the Resident Panel please email Organisational Development.

Nottinghamshire Citizens' Panel

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

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

01636 650000


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