West Sussex County Council have launched ‘Your Voice – The People’s Panel’, a way for West Sussex residents to have their say on a number of important county-wide issues.
Formerly known as the E-Panel, ‘Your Voice’ is a community of people who have volunteered to be consulted regularly about local matters, many of which may affect them.
Anyone who lives in West Sussex can sign-up.
Once registered, members will receive links to surveys, reports and outcomes, as well as links to other public surveys – allowing them to give their views, see the results and find out how their opinions impact key decisions.
Leader of the County Council, Louise Goldsmith said, “It is so important that we make sure our residents’ voice is at the centre of everything we do.
“As a County Council, 80% of our services are provided to our residents, so we need to consider their views with every decision we make.
“To help us do that an E-Panel was developed to help us engage with people across the county. We have 6,000 local residents signed up to this already and they are regularly helping us to make decisions through the views they give on a whole range of issues.
“To get more people involved and make sure the people we’re talking to are representative of our diverse county, we are updating this panel.
“Renamed ‘Your Voice: The People’s Panel’, we will be using both new and emerging digital channels to gather opinions, but also finding new ways to reach out to more people, in person and online.”
To register, visit haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk and select the ‘Sign-up – Your Voice’ option in the top menu.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01243 777100 and ask for the Communications and Engagement Team.