Leeds & West Yorkshire

A new Leeds Citizens' Panel is being set up

A new Leeds Citizens' Panel is being set up to let people in the city have their say on local issues.

Members will take part in group discussions and surveys. The first is due to be sent out early in 2012.

The council hopes to have 6,000 members on the panel with people of different ages, backgrounds and communities reflecting the population of Leeds.

The panel will be run by Leeds City Council and shared by other public sector organisations.

People on the panel need to be aged at least 18 years old and complete up to eight short surveys and attend some discussions.

Members will be asked for their views on a number of topics including environmental issues, transport, health and future priorities for the city.

Councillor Keith Wakefield, leader of Leeds City Council said: "We want to make sure that we have plenty of people that we can talk to regularly about how we shape future services with limited resources."

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