Aberdeen City Voice is a panel of Aberdeen City residents who have agreed to give their views on a range of issues. We contact our panellists and ask them to complete at least two questionnaire surveys a year. The questionnaires cover a wide range of topics and issues that affect our community.
The City Voice is run by Aberdeen’s Community Planning Partnership. The partnership includes Aberdeen City Council; Aberdeen Civic Forum; Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership; Active Aberdeen Partnership; ACVO; NHS Grampian; North East Scotland College; NESTRANS; Police Scotland; Robert Gordon University, Skills Development Scotland; Scottish Enterprise; Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the University of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen City Council is responsible for managing the day-to-day running of the City Voice. This involves collating questions from planning partners, preparing and issuing the questionnaire, conducting the analysis, and preparing and distributing the results.
Why Should I join Aberdeen City Voice?
How we use your information
If you choose to join Aberdeen City Voice citizen’s panel, we ask for your contact details, for example name, address or email so that we can send you our questionnaires, newsletters and updates. We also ask for additional information about you, such as your age and gender, to ensure we have a representative panel and to allow us to look at whether responses vary between different social groups. Understanding these differences can help our Community Planning partners to prioritise their activities.
If at any time you no longer wish to be a member of Aberdeen City Voice Panel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your details will be removed.
Once the questionnaire responses are anonymised and analysed, a full report is produced and published on the City Voice webpage. Key issues are highlighted in our newsletter which is sent to all panel members. You cannot be identified from this information.
How long we keep your information
We will keep your information for as long as you are a member of Aberdeen City Voice.
Questionnaire responses are kept for three months after the full report is published. The reports are kept permanently.
Anonymised statistical data is kept for 2 years.
Your rights You have rights in relation to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. See more information about all the rights you have and how they work in practice, as well as contact details for the Council’s Data Protection Officer. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. They are the body responsible for making sure organisations like the Council handle your data properly.
Our legal basis
Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for this information. Wherever we process data we must have a legal basis in data protection law for doing so. The Council understands our legal basis as being part of our public task.
Where this processing includes special category data the Council’s legal basis is that the processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest
City Voice is just one way we gather the views of people and communities across the City. There are many ways you can get involved in the work of Community Planning Aberdeen to make things better for your local community and influence how public services are delivered in your area to meet your needs. You could join the Civic Forum which is an umbrella group of communities of interest across the City with representation on the Community Planning Aberdeen board. You could join one of the Locality Empowerment Groups or Priority Neighbourhood Partnerships set up for your local area to ensure we are planning and delivering improvements with local residents. Or perhaps you would like to become a community connector and contribute to one of our improvement projects which focus on specific issues that may be of interest to you and your community.
If you are part of a wider community group, you could also joint our Community Empowerment Group. ALL community groups and organisations are welcome to this network where we learn, connect and explore how we can work better together to do more together. Click on the links to the right to find out more!