People's Panel

Peoples panel - Influence Local decisions that affect you

The People's Panel is a group of residents who take part in surveys and other opportunities to express their views on council services, health services and living in the city. It is a good opportunity to influence how services are delivered, highlight issues, and help shape public services in your community.

Run by Southampton City Council and with support from the University of Southampton, the People's Panel has been active since 2015 and the results from our surveys have been used to inform a number of decisions and service changes.

Members of the People's Panel are sent either a poll or survey around once every two to four weeks. Our polls are typically quick to complete and are around one to three questions long. Our surveys are generally a little longer to help us get more detail on a topic, but we won't send these as frequently. It is completely up to individuals how many of these polls and surveys they complete.

From time to time, there are also opportunities to be involved in other activities like focus groups so that we can get more detailed thoughts on a certain topic. In the past we have also had People's Panel members test things for us, such as new features on our council website.

We are always looking for Southampton residents aged 18 years and over to join. No special experience or expertise is needed. We want a diverse panel which reflects the people of Southampton, the only requirement is your interest in contributing your views. If you are interested in becoming a member please fill in our sign up form below.

Sign up survey

For more information about the People's Panel visit our FAQs

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If you are interested in results from the People's Panel they can be found on Southampton Data Observatory.