A Council's decisions and priorities should be informed by the views of a representative group of residents. Warwickshire County Council are forming a new residents’ panel called ‘Voice of Warwickshire’ to give people an opportunity to share their views. This will help us to understand people’s needs and improve how WCC work with communities in tackling the huge challenges we all face in a world that has been changed by COVID-19.
People who sign up will be helping deliver the new Council Plan, focusing on big issues in Warwickshire, like health and wellbeing, climate change and sustainability, community safety, education, transport, economic growth, inequalities and inclusion, and more.
The goal is to give people the chance to get more involved in big decisions that affect Warwickshire and the area where they live over the next few years. WCC will be writing to 20,000 residents across the county to tell them about Voice of Warwickshire and to encourage them to sign up, and will be launching a social media and marketing campaign.
Why people should get involved:
- Share their opinions and experiences of living in Warwickshire
- Provide views on key issues that impact them, their family, friends, and communities
- Help inform Warwickshire County Council’s policymaking, based on their own experiences
To be eligible to take part, people need to be 18 or over and live in Warwickshire. Participants will be asked to sign up initially for 12 months.
How people can take part
Once registered as a Voice of Warwickshire member, around 4 times a year participants will be asked to give opinions, mainly using online polls and short surveys.
For those who are unable to participate online, WCC would still like to hear from them and will be able to arrange another way for them to share their views.
The closing date for registering is 14th November 2021.
Sign up to be a Voice of Warwickshire member by either:
- visiting https://bit.ly/VoiceofWarwickshire or
- if you don’t have access to the internet, by calling 01926 410410 (Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4.30pm).