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Citizens' Panel

The Citizens’ Panel is made up of a group of people who live in Bridgend County Borough and are regularly consulted on services run by the council.

Members of the panel can receive up to three surveys per year on a range of topics, services, and issues, as well as receiving regular newsletters to keep them updated.

The results of the surveys are analysed by the consultation team who produce a report highlighting the key findings. Every response received is included and the report is sent to the relevant services to consider the key findings. The information is used to help them plan, deliver, and review local services.

Benefits of being part of the Citizens’ Panel

  • Panel members are notified when the council are undertaking formal public consultations from the first day it goes live.
  • During public consultations panel members are invited to attend events where they can discuss their ideas and concerns with service officials, cabinet members and departments.
  • Your responses are analysed and included in consultation reports for review.
  • Ensures the many voices of Bridgend are heard, considered and integrated into everyday practices and future developments.


Meet the team

Citizens’ Panel is run by the Consultation, Engagement and Equalities team, who co-ordinate council consultations.

  • Zoe Edwards - Consultation, Engagement and Equalities Manager
  • Lucy King – Consultation and Engagement Officer
  • Emily Longley – Welsh Language Officer

Join the Citizens' Panel

It is easy to become a panel member, you must be a resident of Bridgend County Borough, and over 16.

People of all ages, races and genders are invited to join, however, we are particularly interested in hearing from younger people aged 16 to 30 years old, as the future of Bridgend County Borough, we would love to hear what you have to say.

There are several ways to join:

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