The Bath Area Forum comprises all the Wards that make up Bath.  View a map of the Forum Area.

It is 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).  All the Forum meetings are open to the public and community group representatives as well as B&NES Ward Councillors.

Bath and North East Somerset is a diverse area with differing needs and priorities.  The Council and its partners recognise this and value the local information and feedback the Forums provide as these help to shape local services.   The items discussed at Forum meetings include those the Council and its partners need to share or would like feedback on; items the Forum members themselves wish to discuss and opportunities for local organisations to share information and best practice.

The 'Connecting Communities' approach has been built around five key principles:

  • listen
  • prioritise
  • join-up
  • work with you
  • share ideas

Bath Area Forum Meeting Dates 2023

The forthcoming meeting dates for the Bath Area Forum are:

  • Tuesday 18 July 2023, 5.30pm - The Brunswick Room of The Guildhall, High Street, Bath
  • Monday 18 September, 6pm - Location TBC

The recording of the most recent online meeting of the Forum is available on B&NES Council You Tube Channel

Key Positions

Chair:  Nicolette Boater (read her statement below)

Vice Chair:  Vacant - if you are interested in this role please email Dave Dixon - Community Engagement Manager or Mark Hayward - Community Engagement Officer

Lead Officers:  Dave Dixon and Mark Hayward

Statement from the Chair of the Bath Area Forum

Nicolette Boater renewed her position as Chair of Bath Area Forum for one year at the AGM on 6 October 2022.  Below is an introduction from Nicolette:

Creating thriving and resilient places is central to my work as a regeneration adviser and enabler, and close to my heart as a member of three generations of a family living in the landscape city of Bath. But ensuring such wellbeing and resilience in the face of the systemic ecological, social and economic challenges that cities and communities across the globe are and will face over the coming decades, requires local authorities and the residents they serve to build common cause and collaborate like never before. Although such purposeful collaboration is far from easy, I am excited by the potential of the newly-forming open, inclusive and citizen-led Bath Area Forum to enable and empower it. And so I am greatly looking forward to welcoming many and diverse voices to the co-creation of the future we desire for the interconnected communities and places that comprise our city.  

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

Council Officers Contact Information

Dave Dixon – Community Engagement Manager – People and Policy
Bath & North East Somerset Council

Tel: 01225 396532

Mark Hayward - Community Engagement Officer – People and Policy
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Tel: 01225 396975
Follow us on Twitter - @BathAreaForum


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