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. Applications for the CRGs are open from February 2022 to March 2022. If you require a paper or easy read version of the form, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I know if I have been successful?
Applicants will be informed whether they have been successful in early March. Members will be asked to agree to the CRG’s Terms of Reference.
How long is membership?
Membership for the Youth CRG will last 1-year, from March 2022 to March 2023. Membership of the other CRGs will last for 2 years, from March 2022 to March 2024. Members may terminate their membership at any time.
How much time will it take up?
Meetings will take place quarterly and will be 2 hours long. You must be able to commit to attending the 4 core meetings per year. 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 and Greener CRGs. If you are interested in joining the Young People’s CRG, 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.