This edition contains articles about current and upcoming consultations, surveys and engagement events where Gloucestershire County Council is seeking your input so that it can be fed into the development of our policies and services.
We believe that It is just as important to make sure that when you’ve been kind enough to take the time to give us your views, we feedback to you how they’ve made a difference, so we also have several stories outlining how some of our previous consultations have influenced the outcome of past council initiatives.
In March this year we carried out a survey of People’s Panel members and I would like to thank those who gave us their views. One of the consistent pieces of feedback was that many who responded could not remember seeing the People’s Panel ‘newsletter’, and we are wondering whether one of the reasons could be that it wasn’t made clear that this e-zine is in fact what we were referring to?
We continue to believe that a key measure of how successfully we are engaging with you is to understand the extent to which you agree or disagree that Gloucestershire County Council takes your views into account when making its decisions? So, we are conducting an online survey asking you exactly that question, and we hope you will take a minute or two to take part. Thanks in advance for your time.
Finally I wanted to say that listening to the views of those who live, work and visit the county is vital in influencing the policies and work of the county council - as it has always been - and the People’s Panel has a key contribution to make to this process.
Thank you for your continuing support.
Pete Bungard, Chief Executive
To take part in the online survey please click here