How do I provide input?

    Check the project or campaign you're interested in to see the options for providing input or comments. This could include surveys, polls, stories, a Q&A section or other tools. 

    Please note: To use some of our online tools, you'll need to be registered and signed in. 

    How do I sign up?

    Signing up is easy and just takes a minute. 

    • Click on the "Join in" button above
    • Choose a username and a password
    • Fill in your email address, name, and postal code
    • Check your email for a confirmation message and confirm your email address 
    • Return to the main page and click the "Sign in" button

    Please note: your comments appear under your username. You can comment anonymously simply by choosing a username that is not your name.

    Why do I need to sign up to this site to provide input?

    There a  few reasons we ask you to sign up to use some of our online tools:

    • Some public consultations require citizen names to show the feedback is legitimate (this happens now at public meetings);
    • It helps to ensure that an individual's opinions and thoughts are recorded as the viewpoints of only one person, no matter how many times they comment, which gives us a more accurate picture of public opinion; and,
    • It lets us keep you updated on the kinds of projects you're interested in. 

    Can I use this site anonymously?

    Yes, you can use this site anonymously. Your privacy protections start when you register and post comments under a chosen screen name that can be different from your given name.

    This site is hosted by Bang the Table Pty Ltd on behalf of Oxford County. Bang the Table does not reveal the identities of account holders to the County. Any communication will be sent to you through the platform, so your email address is not shared.

    What happens to my input?

    Your input, comments and ideas are compiled and sent to the Oxford County project manager and project staff to inform recommendations to Council , or to support decision making by senior management about programs and services.

    Online input from Speak Up, Oxford may be used along with other consultation activities, like open houses, public meetings, workshops or focus groups.

    Please note: All comments made through Speak Up Oxford become part of our public record, which means they are visible on the website, may appear in Council reports, and could be quoted by news media. 

    Is my privacy protected?

    Yes: Oxford County will only use your email address to contact you with updates about the projects you're interested in, or to invite you to take part in similar consultations. Your email address will not be given to any third parties or used for any other purposes.

    For more information, see our Privacy Policy 

    How is the site moderated?

    All online discussions are moderated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for inappropriate language, comments that disrespect other participants and for comments that are off topic. 

    Moderation is carried out by Bang the Table on behalf of Oxford County. Moderators do not edit or alter any comments and will only remove comments deemed to be significantly off topic, offensive or malicious, in which case they are removed from the site immediately and the person who posted the comment is advised by email. Please refer to the Moderation Policy.

    Oxford County communication staff and staff involved in a project or campaign are reviewing comments and feedback on a daily basis.