Connecting Communities - An Overview
Our Connecting Communities programme is designed to help public services and local residents to work better together to address the areas of local concern in our communities. To achieve this, the Council has worked with partners, parishes and councillors to establish Area Forums to streamline and simplify local engagement.
Our Area Forums are made up of Bath & North East Somerset elected members, parish councils and local groups. The Forums set their own priorities based on an understanding of local needs. To support this Area Profiles have been established, analysing local information. The Forums have produced area-based Action Plans, bringing together commitments from a wide range of partners such as the Police and Curo.
The Forums also provide a useful channel for residents to raise concerns with partners such as the Police, and each Forum has an open session at the start of each meeting where specific issues can be raised.
The Area Forum meetings are open for any member of the community to attend. At times the meeting agendas will have items included, which the Chair will limit speakers to members from the Forum only.
Council Budget Engagement
The Connecting Communities Forum will be hosting the Council Budget Engagement sessions during their next round of meetings. Read more about the Council's budget challenges. The meetings are open to the public and all welcome.
22nd November at 6pm, Bathavon North Forum
Venue: Kaposvar, The Guildhall, Bath
27th November at 6pm, Bath City Forum
Venue: Council Chamber, The Guildhall, Bath
29th November at 6pm, Somer Valley Forum,
Venue: Town Hall, Midsomer Norton
30th November at 6.30pm, Keynsham Area Forum,
Venue: Community Space, Market Walk, Keynsham
4th December at 6pm, Chew Valley Area Forum
Venue: The Library, Chew Valley Secondary School
About the Forums
Connecting Communities Area Forums have been established for the whole of Bath and North East Somerset, they are as follows:-
- Bath City Forum
- Bathavon North Forum
- Bathavon South Forum
- Chew Valley Forum
- Keynsham Area Forum
- Somer Valley Forum
Meeting dates for each Forums
- Meeting dates for the Bath Forum
- Meeting dates for the Bathavon North Forum
- Meeting dates for the Bathavon South Forum
- Meeting dates for the Chew Valley Forum
- Meeting dates for the Keynsham Forum
- Meeting dates for the Somer Valley Forum
Links to further information
If you need any further information please contact:
The Community Engagement Team
Telephone 01225 396975
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