Sign up for the North Somerset Citizens' Panel (Your Voice)

If you live, study or work in North Somerset and are aged 16 or over, apply to  get involved in local decision-making. We are recruiting a group of volunteers to give regular feedback on local services and issues to help shape the future of the area.

The Panel will be consulted on a wide range of topics, from bins and roads to social care and planning, with feedback used to inform how services are run.

The Citizens’ Panel will not replace formal consultations but will complement them and offer another way for the people of North Somerset to have their voices heard.

Panel members will be asked to join in regular online surveys. There will also be opportunities to get involved in specific focus groups.

To sign-up please fill in the form below.

If you would like more information, please read the FAQs.

The time-limit information on this web-page (below) is simply a date for us to review the contents of this web page.


  • Opened
    9 Nov 2021 at 18:00
  • Closes
    14 May 2025 at 12:00

Consultation Documents


Organisational Information

Job role or team to contact for questions Dave Ostry
Job title Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
Contact Email
Contact Telephone 07385 515097

Project Information

Aim of this consultation We need residents of North Somerset to regularly share their views and ideas on a wide range of issues, and we want to reflect the population in age, ethnicity, gender, location and other demographics.
Close Date 14 May 2025 12:00
Consultation Topic
  • Business - jobs, new business or factories
  • Communities: including local partnerships, neighbourhoods, equalities, crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Education and early years: including organisation of pre-school and schools, SEND, children’s centres
  • Environment: including rubbish and recycling, climate-related issues, parks and open spaces, footpaths
  • Housing: including home-building*, renting, homelessness
  • Culture and leisure: including libraries, tourism, the built-environment and heritage
  • Children, young people and families: including fostering, transition to adult social services, youth justice
  • Travel and transport: including public transport, active travel, traffic calming and major projects**
  • Policy: including new or changed council policies, strategies or regulations on any topic
Context for this consultation The Citizens’ Panel will enable the Council to regularly consult with local people and to use their feedback to improve and develop services. Engaging and consulting with residents is a key part of the North Somerset Corporate Plan, with the aim of being an open and enabling organisation.