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Aberdeen citizens consulted on smarter and greener city
The 30th Aberdeen City Voice questionnaire is set to be sent out to panel members this week.
The questionnaire will focus on the Community Planning themes of a 'Greener' and a 'Smarter' city.
The panel is supported by Aberdeen's Community Planning Partnership, which brings together Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations, the police service, the fire and rescue service, NHS Grampian, the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen College. City Voice has been running for 10 years and has been building its membership and reputation ever since.
There are now just over a thousand panellists, who are asked to complete three questionnaires a year by email or post. The surveys give citizens the chance to tell the service providers what they are doing right and what they could be doing better and the results are used to shape policy, measure performance and plan future service delivery.
Panel members also receive a newsletter updating them on past City Voice questionnaires and what the different organisations and agencies are doing in response to the results.
The Citizens Panel is always keen to sign up new members who want to make their voices heard on a wide range of issues affecting communities across the city. Anyone wanting to join or needing more information can contact the City Voice Co-ordinator by email at email@example.com or telephone (01224) 522935. People can also find out further information and access the questionnaire at www.aberdeencityvoice.org.uk, and application forms can also be picked up at Marischal College on Broad Street or at local libraries. Anyone can join the panel as long as they are an Aberdeen resident and aged 16 or over.
Aberdeen City Voice reached a major milestone in April by hitting the 1,000 mark for the number of citizens who are regularly consulted. The Citizens' Panel is now the strongest it has been since it was launched and is now aiming to sign up another 1,000 members.