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The Customer Senate is made up of 10 Westward customers who meet five times a year. Their role is not to be a sounding board themselves, but to consider the best way to engage customers in proposals for change or new ideas/services. For example they have considered changes to the Neighbourhood Policy, Development Strategy, strategic business priorities for the coming year, etc. They also receive performance information.

Listen to the Chairperson, Cathy Scilla, tell you more:

The Senators ask questions such as:

  • What are the likely impacts on customers, homes, neighbourhoods and communities?

  • What is the timeframe, who will make the decision and where are we now in that timeframe?

  • How are customers to be engaged?

  • How have outcomes been analysed, have any options been varied as a result, and what weight do the view of customers carry?

  • What views does it wish to make known to the decision makers (i.e. the board or executive team)?

  • What happens next?

The 2020 dates Customer Senate meeting dates are:Customer Senate outside the office.

5 Feb 2020

1 Apr 2020

17 June 2020

16 Sept 2020

18 Nov 2020

Meetings are on Wednesdays from 10:00 - 14:00 including lunch

For an update on the latest Customer Senate meeting – see the Senate agenda Nov 19 and the Senate meeting slides Nov 19.