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The Bath Area Forum will be one of five Connecting Communities Forums within Bath and North East Somerset (the others are Bathavon Area ForumChew Valley Area ForumKeynsham Area Forum and Somer Valley Forum). The Bath Area Forum will have an open-door approach, this will welcome everybody to take part no matter what background they come from.   

 

Bath Area Forum will be aim to:

  • Be a place for discussion to take place about the issues that affect Bath.
  • To provide people with a place to present new ideas that are not being heard elsewhere.
  • The opportunity to for the community to feedback about their local services.

 

We are setting out with an approach that has worked well in areas outside of Bath.  We will be listening and adapting the needs of the forum as we learn what people want and find useful. 


31st August 2021 - 6pm-7.30pm

This will be the Inaugural Meeting for the Forum and will include an introduction from Councillor Kevin Guy, Leader of Bath and North East Somerset Council who will be setting the scene for how the new format of the Bath Area Forum will work. 

There will be the opportunity to hear from Chris Head,  Chair of Chew Valley Area Forum and Ron Hopkins, Vice Chair of Somer Valley Area Forum. Both will provide an insight into there experiences of the Forums that the work on, there will be the opportunity to ask questions.  

This meeting can be viewed on The Council YouTube Channel

 

8th September 2021 - 6pm-7.30pm

This meeting will include the opportunity to hear from WECA about Transport Planning along A4 corridor between Bath and Bristol.

There will be a discussion with planning policy on The Local Plan Partial Update/Supplementary Planning Document consultations with a focus being given to HMO's.

This meeting can be viewed on The Council YouTube Channel


The dates and draft programme for the Bath Area Forum is set out below please follow the links to register for each of the meetings:

1st December 2021 - 6pm-7.30pm

This meeting will include a presentation and discussion on the Bath and North East Somerset Council budget setting process.

There will be an opportunity to appoint an Independent Chair and Vice Chair

Register in advance for this meeting:https://bathnes.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcufuGgrjMpHdOL06pRuvAHuQDG_7pFzaKW

2nd February 2022 - 6pm-7.30pm

This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the Terms of Reference for the Forum.

Register in advance for this meeting:https://bathnes.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlceitrDkjGdz4CvZZcR9RJp-UYAoiL9gF

 


In getting this forum started will temporarily be chaired by a representative of Bath and North East Somerset Council. We would like to see an independent Chair and Vice Chair appointed early in 2022. If you would be interested in taking on either of these roles we would like to hear from you. We would need you to simply e-mail with the reasons why you ware interested and details about yourself. Contact us at: mark_hayward@bathnes.gov.uk or dave_dixon@bathnes.gov.uk

 

For your information:

  • To view previous meetings of other forums,  these recordings are available at the Council You Tube Channel.
  • To find future and past webinars, please visit the Council Website
  • To become involved in the B&NES Climate & Biodiversity Festival (13-26 September) please visit the Council Newsroom


Council Officers Contact Information

Dave Dixon – Community Engagement Manager – People and Policy

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Tel: 01225 396532

e-mail: dave_dixon@bathnes.gov.uk

Mark Hayward - Community Engagement Officer – People and Policy

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Tel: 01225 396975

e-mail: mark_hayward@bathnes.gov.uk

Follow us on Twitter - @BathAreaForum

 

 

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