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Join Hackney Matters
Do you have something to say about living in Hackney? Tell us what you think by joining the Hackney Matters panel.
We would like to invite residents from all backgrounds to participate in our citizens' panel.
Hackney Matters is the Council's online panel made up of over 1000 local residents who we go to when we want to get a better understanding of residents' views on local issues.
Members of the panel regularly provide feedback on issues that affect everyone living or working in the borough, such as streets, parks, health and transport.
We are keen to recruit new members to help refresh the panel, so we can ensure it is representative of Hackney's diverse population. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and will only be used to monitor and improve local services.
What does being a panel member involve?
You can expect to take part in activities on the platform by completing short surveys, a group discussion about an issue that we want to explore in more depth, registrations to focus groups, a competition and more. How much you get involved is completely up to you!
The survey and group discussion results help us to understand residents' views, perceptions and thoughts on a range of topics. Panel members' views will be fed back to the decision makers at the Council and other statutory services that work with the Council to help improve the work we all do. We will keep you informed about future surveys and how the results are being used in a regular monthly newsletter.
What are the benefits of becoming a member?
Your time is valuable to you and us and by becoming an e-panel member we want to reward you for your continued commitment. Every panel member who completes an activity will be rewarded points that can be redeemed for vouchers to spend on your local high street (once you meet the redeem threshold).
Panel members' contact details and responses will be kept secure. They will only be used by Council consultation staff and not shared externally. The information you provided will remain anonymous and will only be used for panel related activities: research, consultation, invites to events and newsletters and information about the panel.