Eastbourne has a Citizens Panel; this is externally managed and recruited at random for us by SMSR Ltd.
A Citizens Panel is a group of over 1000 residents who have agreed to join and participate in consultations.
The Citizens Panel is broadly representative of the population of Eastbourne.
The panel provides quick and easy access to a representative sample of residents and can give improved response rates and quality of information as panel members have agreed to be consulted. The Citizens Panel will not be used when in depth qualitative responses are required.
There will be up to four uses of the Citizens Panel each year.