Community Reference Groups (CRGs)

Community Reference Groups - your questions answered

What is a Community Reference Group?

A Community Reference Group is a group of residents that meet and work with the council regularly to feedback on council projects and services to enhance community voice in decision-making processes. 

Why should I get involved in a CRG?

Get involved in a CRG if you care about improving your local community and environment and want to have a say in how it evolves positively and in collaboration with others. 

How do I apply to be part of a Community Reference Group?

Please complete an online form to apply to one of the CRGs.  If you require a paper or easy read version of the form, please email:

How do I know if I have been successful?

Applicants will be informed whether they have been successful within 2 weeks of applying. Members will be asked to agree to the CRG’s Terms of Reference.

How much time will it take up?

Meetings will take place quarterly and will be 2 hours long. Members will have the option and be encouraged to take part in more in-depth workshops, outside of these core meetings. Progress and conversation outside of the core meetings will be facilitated using an online collaboration platform.  

How old do I need to be to apply to be part of a CRG?

Anyone aged 18 and over can become a member of Climate and Clean Air, and Cleaner Greener CRGs. If you are interested in joining the Youth Climate Network, you must be between 18 and 25 years-old.

What personal information do you collect and how do you process it?

Please find our Privacy Notice online here

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