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The new Residents' Panel to meet for the first time

Date: 

Tuesday, 6 July, 2021

The inaugural meeting of Woking's reinvigorated residents' panel will meet virtually this Wednesday (7 July 2021).

Hosted in the Council Chamber by former Eagle Radio presenter, Peter Gordon, the Woking Residents' Panel meeting will welcome guests Cllr Ayesha Azad, Leader of Woking Borough Council, and Julie Fisher, the local authority's Chief Executive. During the meeting, findings of the recent resident satisfaction survey will be shared with panel members, followed by a pre-submitted question and answer session with the Leader and Chief Executive.

Earlier this year, 10,000 randomly selected residents received an invitation to join Woking Residents' Panel, as well as a satisfaction survey that asked individuals about their views and opinions on a host of council related matters.

Over 1,330 local residents responded to the survey, whilst more than 750 residents signed up to become members of Woking Residents' Panel. The panel provides people who live in the borough with ongoing opportunities to shape the future of their local area by acting as a sounding board for decision-makers on future initiatives. Members can also put forward ideas for improving their local area and propose solutions.

Woking Residents' Panel is open to all Woking borough residents, aged 18 and over. Panel members are not required to have any prior knowledge or expertise to join. Applicants are asked to complete a simple questionnaire that will ensure that the panel is representative of local communities. Residents from minority ethnic groups and those aged between 18 and 44 are particularly encouraged to sign up.
Following the meeting, the results of the residents' satisfaction survey will be posted on the Council's website.

To find out more about Woking Residents' Panel, including how to apply, please visit www.woking.gov.uk/residentspanel