Woking Citizens' Panel

What is Woking Citizens' Panel?

Woking Citizens' Panel is a group of residents from across Woking from all backgrounds, ages and ethnicities. They are contacted a number of a times each year, via email or post, and asked to provide their views on all kinds of issues that affect local people. This helps us to understand how you want your services provided.

The Panel currently has approximately 1,000 members who reflect the make up of Woking's Community and, to be as representative as possible of the 2011 Census, more are needed. After all, who better to have their say on Woking than local residents!

Why join?

Woking Citizens' Panel lets you have your say on your Borough. To find out why residents are joining Woking Citizens' Panel, visit the `What members say' page.

Can I join?

Yes. If you live in Woking and are over 16 years old, you can join today and have your say.

We particularly welcome residents from the Borough's under-represented wards. These are Byfleet, Goldsworth West, Hermitage and Knaphill South, Knaphill, Maybury and Sheerwater, Mount Hermon West, Old Woking and West Byfleet.

How does the Panel work?

You will be sent some questions at least once every six months, asking for your views. It's as simple as that.

You can also take part in focus groups if you choose. This is where we invite 8 -10 people from the Panel to discuss a current topic. For example, in the past people told us what they thought about what cultural and leisure opportunities people want to see in the future.

The questionnaires and focus groups help us to make decisions on service provision in the Borough.

It's easy to join Woking Citizens' Panel.

Phone - Call 01483 743805

Email - Email us about joining

Write - Stakeholder Engagement, Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, GU21 6YL.

Once we have received your application, we will contact you to confirm your membership. If at any point you want to opt out, just let us know.

Tell a friend

If you are already a member of Woking Citizens' Panel, why not tell a friend and give them the opportunity to have their say?

Further Questions

Do you have more questions you'd like to ask before you join? If so, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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