Citizens Panel

Derbyshire Dales Citizens' Panel is one of the ways in which we listen to the residents of the Derbyshire Dales.

The Panel enables the District Council and its partners, including Derbyshire County Council, to monitor what residents think of the services we provide and ask what issues are most important locally.  We then use this information to help make important decisions. 

It was set up early in 2001 by sending out a recruitment questionnaire to 6,000 local people, selected at random from the electoral register, inviting them to take part.

From the responses to the recruitment questionnaire, 1,000 people were selected and invited to join the panel.

The panel is broadly representative of local people in terms of age, gender and geographical area. 

Each member receives a questionnaire to complete once every three months and we occasionally run Focus Groups where panel members are invited along to discuss a specific topic.

Focus Group Results

Citizens' Voice

We also produce a twice yearly newsletter sent to all panel members to highlight the results from each survey.  Our most recent editions can be viewed below

Anyone from the age of 16 is eligible to join the Panel and we are always looking for new members. 

Contact details

Giles Dann
Derbyshire Dales District Council
Town Hall
Bank Road