THE Echo is your newspaper and we value readers’ opinions.

So, if you read the print version of the paper, we would like to give you an opportunity to have your say by joining our new Reader Panel.

As a panellist, you and other readers will be able to tell us what you think about the Echo’s content, both the editorial and advertising, by answering short online questionnaires.

How do you rate certain stories? What do you think of the look of the paper or the photographs? What about the adverts? Which are attractive, well designed, effective, and which are an unwelcome distraction?

By joining the panel and giving your opinion you can directly contribute to the development and success of the Echo, and help ensure we produce the best possible content based on what local people want, in conjunction with effective, useful advertising from our commercial partners.

Joining the panel is easy. Simply go click the link and follow the simple steps to sign up. You will also find more information online about the panel and how it works.

Once you have registered you will be contacted via e-mail when the first questionnaire is ready. Simple!

As a thank you, we’ll enter you into a prize draw every time you complete a survey and you could win vouchers and other prizes.

I look forward to hearing from you. Click here to register