North Northants residents urged 'have your say' on new residents' panel

Everyone over 16 can sign up to have a chance to join the panel

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 6:00 am

Residents of the new North Northamptonshire Council are being encouraged to make a difference to the community and join a residents’ panel and sign up to a register.

Anyone aged 16 or older can get involved in activities that could influence council decision making and have a say on public services in the new unitary authority by joining the North Northamptonshire Consultation Register.

Subscribers can find out about consultations run by North Northamptonshire Council and the North Northamptonshire Residents’ Panel.

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You can have your say by joining the Residents' Panel

A spokesman for North Northamptonshire Council said: “We would like local people to get involved with our Residents’ Panel. We need your input to get a better understanding of residents' views on various local issues and public services.

“As a resident panel member, you will have the opportunity to give your views to the council and our partners and have a greater say in influencing local decisions that matter and receive invites to take part in surveys, focus groups and workshops."

The Consultation Register is open to anyone to join and subscribers will receive an email when a new consultation opens on the North Northamptonshire Consultation Hub.

Residents’ Panel members will help shape policies by sharing their views on various local issues and public services with surveys, focus groups and workshops.

The NNC spokesman added: “People don’t need any expert knowledge of the public sector to join the Residents’ Panel, you only need to live in North Northamptonshire and be aged 16 or over.

“We are not able to offer panel members any financial incentives for participating. However, most of the people involved with the Residents' Panel enjoy being given the opportunity to learn more about, and influence, the development of public services."