The Guildhall Bath

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 Five Area Forums to streamline and simplify local engagement.

Our Area Forums are made up of Bath & North East Somerset elected members, parish councils, local groups and residents. The Forums set their own priorities based on an understanding of local needs.

The Forums also provide a useful channel for residents to raise concerns with partners such as the Police and Fire and rescue Service.

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.

About the Forums

Connecting Communities Area Forums have been established for the whole of Bath and North East Somerset.  The terms of reference can be found on the documents section of this page.  The Forums are as follows:-

Bath Area Forum 
Bathavon Area Forum
Chew Valley Area Forum
Keynsham Area Forum 
Somer Valley Forum 

Meeting dates for each Forums

Links to further information

Advice and Guidance for Parishes

Cabinet report- Connecting Communities 

Connecting Communities Update Report to Cabinet 03 December 2014 

Connecting Communities Framework

If you need any further information please contact: 

The Community Engagement Team

Telephone 01225 396975


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