Our Citizens' Panel "ViewPoint High Peak" is one of the ways in which we listen to the residents of the High Peak. The panel enables us and our partners, including Derbyshire County Council (DCC) and Derbyshire Police, to monitor what residents think of the services we provide and to ask what issues are important to them.
It was set up in 2001 by sending out a recruitment questionnaire to 6,000 local people, selected at random from the electoral register, inviting them to take part. From the responses to the recruitment questionnaire, 1,000 people were selected and invited to join the panel. Since then, a third of the panel has been replaced each year to enable more residents to take part. The Panel includes people from all backgrounds and all parts of the council area. It is designed to be broadly representative of the District as a whole. The Panel aims to reflect the diversity of the area in terms of ward, gender, age, ethnicity, disability.
What do Panel members do
The 1,000 members on the Panel are asked to answer approximately four questionnaires per year on a variety of topics which affect local people, including Crime & Safety, Quality of Life and Leisure.
We’re looking for new faces! Join the Citizens’ Panel
We are always looking for new people to get involved in our Citizens’ Panel. If you live in the High Peak and would like to be involved and have your say please complete the online recruitment form.
Alternatively, you can contact us by email at email@example.com or phone 0845 129 77 77 or 01298 28400
Last updated: 18th June 2012