In 2012 the Scottish Government consulted with the public on how the upcoming referendum on independence should be run. Citizen Space was the consultation platform which was used for this exercise….
This report supports the use of Citizens’ Panels as a consultation tool for local government. It summarises the legislative context for consultation, and the way in which councils currently meet their obligations to consult the community. It describes the concept of a Citizens’ Panel, and the advantages of using a Panel. The report concludes with a case study of the Citizens’ Panel developed by Palmerston North City Council.
A copy of this 18 page report is now available.