NEW members are being sought for Inverclyde Citizens’ Panel, to have their say about local services and issues.
Inverclyde Council run the panel which is made up of 1,000 adults from across the area.
Membership changes by around a third each year and the local authority is now seeking more than 300 new recruits.
Members are regularly consulted on a wide range of issues and their feedback is used to improve and develop services to ensure they meet the needs of residents.
Councillor Stephen McCabe, leader of Inverclyde Council and convener of policy and resources, said: “We have a diverse population so it’s important we get as many different views and opinions as possible, for people to have their say on what matters most to them.
“The panel is looking for people from all walks of life and from every part of Inverclyde to ensure we continue to provide quality services and support to the individuals and communities we serve.
“The Citizens’ Panel is a great opportunity for residents to help shape the future of the area, influence decision-making and make a real difference to Inverclyde.”
Panel members are sent two questionnaires each year covering a range of subjects like roads and transport, recycling, alcohol and internet access.
A newsletter is enclosed with each questionnaire which outlines a summary of the results from the previous survey together with information on how the council has responded to feedback provided by panel members.
Details from completed questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw to win three cash prizes of £75, £50 and £25.
People can register an interest in becoming a panel member by completing a short survey online.
Paper copies are available on request by calling Inverclyde Council on 01475 712065 or emailing email@example.com.
The closing date is Monday 14 February 2022.