Community Voice is a shared consultative resource, commissioned and managed by the Cumbria Community Voice Partnership, comprising nine partner organisations, as follows:
- Cumbria County Council
- Cumbria Constabulary
- Cumbria NHS
- Allerdale Borough Council
- Barrow Borough Council
- Carlisle City Council
- Copeland Borough Council
- Eden District Council
- South Lakeland District Council
Community Voice provides a representative panel of local residents who have agreed to respond to surveys distributed by the Partnership. Four postal surveys are sent to panel members for completion during the year.
The themes for each survey include:
- Planning, Transport, Housing (PLATH) and the Environment
- Safer and Stronger Communities
Surveys are conducted each year during the following months:
Opinionsuite's Consultation Hub has information about each of the survey, you can search for specific consultations, including Community Voice Surveys, in the database using appropriate search words.
Who makes up the panel?
Community Voice consists of approximately 3,000 adult members of the public distributed equally across the 6 districts in Cumbria, with approximately 500 Eden residents. Panel members are recruited randomly from Cumbria's population.
Membership is updated periodically to ensure the panel represents a good cross-section of the local public. A commercial company called Craigforth has been commissioned to refresh the 3000 strong panel annually, conduct the surveys and produce reports.
When each survey has been analysed, the final report will be posted in the Consultation Hub.
For further information
Contact: Senior Communities Officer
Telephone: 01768 212268
Address: Communities Team, Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG