Have your say on services in Nottinghamshire
This influential group of people from all backgrounds will have opportunities to give opinions on council services through questionnaires and focus groups. Panel members will be consulted regularly on a variety of subjects. As well as county council services, consultations could also cover the services of our borough and district councils, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Fire & Rescue Service and Nottinghamshire NHS. The council will provide feedback so panel members can see how their views have made a difference.
In 2007 the County Council, with support from the district and borough councils, Nottingham City and other public sector partners, formed Nottinghamshire Listens.
The panel is a valuable resource for the Council and its partners. It is made up of a representative selection of people who volunteer to fill in surveys and give the Council and their partners their opinion about services, plans and policies. The panel is representative of the people of Nottinghamshire and is made up of 8,000 (1,000 in each district) people of different ages and backgrounds.
If you are a panellist and your contact details have changed, please email email@example.com.
Purpose of the panel
The purpose of the panel is to:
- Help the Council to prioritise the issues that affect local communities.
- Evaluate how well it is currently providing its services.
- Track the views of residents over time to look at the impact of decisions that have been made as a result of panel surveys.
- Avoid overlaps between departments collecting information and ensure that communities are not overloaded with consultation.
- Identify opportunities for improving services in the future.
The following co-ordinated programme of consultations (waves) has taken place with the involvement of our public sector organisation partners including District/Borough Councils, Fire and Rescue, Police and Nottinghamshire NHS:
Wave 1: Customer access to services (2008) [PDF]
Wave 2: Community neighbourhoods and community safety (2008) [PDF]
Wave 3: Waste and recycling (2009) [PDF]
Wave 4: Health and wellbeing (2009) [PDF]
Wave 5: Reputation and communication (2010) [PDF]
Wave 6: Satisfaction with local area and local services in Nottinghamshire (2011) [PDF]
In addition to the above programme of activity, a number of ad hoc consultations have also been undertaken by the Council and partners as required.
What happens to the results?
- The survey findings tell us what you think about services. These findings are used to help inform decisions the Council makes about services. Findings from all our consultations can be found on the consultation database.
- The information also helps us to decide how to develop policies and put together action plans so that we can improve things.
- Panel members get a newsletter telling them what the results were and what the Council is doing about them.
Below you can view the newsletters that have been sent to members of the Nottinghamshire Listens panel. The newsletters have been produced to give feedback to the panel on how we have taken their comments on board. Articles in the newsletter also show how the results and outcomes have influenced decisions the Council has made and any action that will be taken as a result.