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Regional Advisory Council.  

Each of the BBC's twelve English Regions has its own Regional Advisory Council (RAC), with approximately twelve members from a wide range of backgrounds. Members include the Chairs of the Local Radio Advisory Councils in the region, plus ordinary or 'lay' members.

They represent viewers or listeners in the area, and meet regularly to offer advice and feedback on the BBC's regional TV, radio and internet output, as well as network programmes and other services.

Members are appointed for up to three years. The selection criteria include being independent of the BBC, viewing and/or listening regularly, having community involvement, knowledge or experience of specialist areas such as age, disability or beliefs, and an ability to take part in constructive discussion.

The work is voluntary, but travelling expenses are paid. If you would like to apply to join an advisory council, contact a current member, or request further information, please e-mail us at

Details of Local Advisory Councils

Accountability is changing!

There will be big changes to the BBC's accountability under the new Royal Charter starting from January 2007.

The local and regional advisory councils and the English National Forum will disappear, to be replaced by larger Regional Audience Councils reporting to the Audience Council England.

The councils will have a wider remit. They will advise the new BBC Trust (which replaces the Board of Governors) on all national, regional and local services and on BBC policy.


For more information on the new Charter, see

Images of People.
Click here to watch the video.
Video View Connecting with Audiences - The BBC Listens video.
Read the latest BBC English Regions Annual Review
BBC English Regions Annual Review 05/06

Regional Members

London Dr Dwain Neil
South East David Pryer
South Annette Priestley
South West Bernie Steed OBE
East Clarke Willis
East Midlands Amarjit Gill
West Midlands Jacqui Francis
West Sue Pomeroy
Yorkshire Elizabeth Peacock
Yorks/Lincs Ted Wright
North East/Cumbria Sue Kelly
North West Julie Panagarry
Previous Meetings Email. About Us.
Click here to see what was discussed at previous meetings
For more on the advisory councils in England email.
For general information about the BBC, check out the About us site

Find out about the advisory council for your region:
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South West
East Midlands
West Midlands
North East/Cumbria
North West
For general information about the BBC, check out the about us site. For more on the Advisory Councils in England please e-mail: advisory.council

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