The Citizens' Panel is a group of around 1000 people who live in the county and who are happy to be regularly consulted on the Council's plans, policies and services.
Being a member of the panel means you could get asked for your views on a variety of subjects. Topics can vary from policy matters like our Corporate Improvement Plan to leisure activities, street and transport matters, housing and education in the county.
We would hope to involve you in around three or four consultations per year, and most of these would involve completing a questionnaire either sent to you by email or through the post.
Those who serve on the panel do so voluntarily although we would pay travel expenses if we asked you to attend a focus group or specific consultation meeting to give your views. These are infrequent.
The Police, Local Health Board and Probation Service have also asked to use the Citizens Panel as a resource. Panel members can state if they wish to be consulted by these bodies when they join.
The Panel seeks to be as representative as possible of the population of Powys over the age of 18. However at the moment we still need more people under 30 and we also need more Welsh speakers.
Young people (aged under 18), can also have your say at TOWIP.
What happens to your views?
All views and opinions expressed by our panel members are used to help us make informed decisions about how we should go about improving the services we provide to you.
All member details and views are confidential and we abide fully with the Data Protection Act. In order to keep you up to date with the decisions that are made, we send all Panel Members a Quarterly Newsletter that summarises the responses we received and highlights some key actions that we have planned as a result.