PublicVoice has partnered with Hastings District Council to support the ongoing success of My Voice, My Choice by providing our innovative Citizens’ Panel service which enables residents to give their views to…
The talented folks at Delib have come up with a number of new enhancements to Citizen Space just in time for Autumn. Check these out below. What's new Style improvements…
Last week we had the great honour of hosting Delib Managing Director, Craig Thomler for a whirlwind tour of New Zealand where he presented a speech titled 'Transforming Public Engagement Through Social Media'.
Craig presented to wide array of groups from both central and local governement. A copy of the presentation is available below.
With New Zealand’s council currently in full swing into long term planning, it is a good time to consider the important role a citizens' panel can have during the planning process.
A citizens’ panel can be useful in two key areas:
- · Long-Term Plan Development – Testing and Pre-Consultation
- · Long-Term Plan – Public Consultation
1. Long-Term Plan Development – Testing and Pre-Consultation
A citizens’ panel gives immediate access to a representative sample of the community. This provides council planners an invaluable tool to pre-test assumptions their planning is based upon, and allows for fine tuning the plans before they go to public consultation.
Tararua District Council and PublicVoice are currently recruiting for the new Tararua District Council Citizens' Panel. The final day for recruitment is this Sunday 25 March.
Do you want to let council know what you really think on big local issues?