We believe good consultation leads to better decision-making and we encourage as many people as possible to get involved to ensure that the decisions we make reflect the views of our communities.
You can have your say on issues in Bolsover District by visiting Ask Derbyshire or by joining our Citizens’ Panel. Ask Derbyshire (opens in a new window) is a consultation website which has information on all our current, forthcoming and past consultations.
Are you interested in becoming part of our Citizens’ panel? Residents of Bolsover District regularly share their views and opinions on a wide range of important local issues. This helps the Council to improve services and make the District an even better place to live.
If you would like to join the collective voice then please complete the registration form (opens in a new window). Panel members receive questionnaires each year which take, on average, 10 minutes each to complete. The questionnaires can be filled in on-line or sent and returned via Freepost. The Panel receives feedback on any issues we have asked about in a newsletter provided with every new survey. Our latest Viewpoint newsletter November 2023 contains information on domestic waste collection and contacting us.
To join, you need to be a resident of the District, aged over 16 and willing to take part in several surveys each year. You will need to provide some personal data upon joining. This is used solely to administer the panel and our Privacy Notice explains what we do with your information, how long we keep it and your right to withdraw your consent and leave the Panel at any time you choose.
Would you like to participate in a focus group? As a means of generating more public engagement in various processes, we are interested in asking residents if they would like to get involved in focus groups in the future. This would be an opportunity for you to make direct suggestions and suggest potential review ideas for consideration.