Uttlesford District Council sets up citizens panel to help shape service delivery

PUBLISHED: 17:29 19 April 2010 | UPDATED: 07:36 30 May 2010

UTTLESFORD District Council is currently recruiting 500 residents to help shape the way it develops and delivers services. The council is setting up a citizens panel – a consultative body that it send surveys to on a range of council-related topics.

UTTLESFORD District Council is currently recruiting 500 residents to help shape the way it develops and delivers services.

The council is setting up a citizens panel - a consultative body that it send surveys to three or four times a year on a range of council-related topics.

Market research company BMG is carrying out the recruitment on the council's behalf and the final 500 people will be broadly representative of the make-up of the district.

Letters were sent out this week to a randomly selected sample of residents to begin the recruitment process.

Chief executive John Mitchell said: "We want to know the views of the panel on the services and issues that affect them in their daily lives.

"It will help us plan better services in the future, so if you receive an invitation through the post to join the panel, please consider doing so."

A citizens panel page has been created on the Uttlesford District Council website - visit uttlesford.gov.uk/consultation

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