New Community Forums will target tough issues
Monday 27th June 2011
East Hampshire District Council has re-launched its Community Forums with a new format to effectively target community issues.
The Forums have been re-worked to make them more focussed on tackling tough local problems.
With representation from a whole cross-section of groups, including town, district and county councillors, residents, volunteers, the NHS and the police, the new Forums will be able to get right to the heart of the matter.
And local residents are encouraged to bring community issues and projects to the first meetings in their area, during July.
Cllr Hilary Ayer, Portfolio Holder for Localism, said: “The Forums have been revitalised and re-launched and I believe residents now have a fantastic tool for tackling local issues.
“The new format will provide an effective collaboration between three tiers of local government, partner organisations and residents to meet the aspirations of local communities.
“The Forums will help us identify and prioritise the most important local issues and compile them into a detailed and focussed Community Action Plan.”
Whether a community needs more youth facilities, better countryside conservation, improved public transport or a new building the new Community Forums will be able to advise and support residents towards their goal.
The Community Forum will be launched in Petersfield, on July 5, at the council chamber in Penns Place and then at Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane, on Monday 11 July 2011.
On Tuesday 12 July the Forum for the Whitehill Bordon area will meet at Woodlands Hall, Headley Down before the Alton Forum meets at Four Marks Village Hall on Tuesday 19 July.
During the meetings, which start at 6.30pm, the new format will be explained and local residents will be invited to place initiatives and ideas before the Forum for discussion through a group workshop.
Issues raised there, as well as those identified in community plans, will be shared and used to draw up a list of key priorities for the local area.
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