Community Engagement Forums

Community Engagement Forums

Community Engagement Forums (CEF) in South Gloucestershire are about listening and responding to local people’s real issues. People in their communities know best what works for them and what their real needs are.

The CEF aims are:

  • to promote pride in the local area as a safe, thriving and pleasant place to live, work and play
  • to reduce crime, disorder and drug and alcohol misuse in the area
  • to empower local people to have a greater voice and influence over local decision making and service delivery by increasing the strength, capacity and engagement of the local community
  • to improve the quality of life of people in the local area by identifying community aspirations, needs and local priorities.

CEFs have been developed through working with various partner agencies including the Avon & Somerset Police, Avon Fire & Rescue, Public Health, town and parish councils and local organisations. CEFs are also about working in partnership with elected members. We aim to provide a platform for building strong and cohesive communities in which everyone, regardless of background, has a real sense of community involvement.

Within CEFs we also support groups who wish to make a positive difference and improve their own communities. We do this by supporting community engagement initiatives.

Community Engagement Forum map 2020

Forthcoming meetings

CEF Time Date
Bitton, Oldland, North Common and Siston 7pm Monday 18th January 2021
Hanham and Longwell Green 7pm Monday 25th January 2021
Stoke Gifford, Stoke Park and Cheswick 7pm Monday 1st February 2021
Thornbury and Severn Vale 7pm Monday 8th February 2021
Downend, Emersons Green and Frenchay 7pm Monday 22nd February 2021
Staple Hill, Mangotsfield and New Cheltenham 7pm Thursday 25th February 2021
Kingswood 7pm Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Bradley Stoke, Stoke Lodge and The Common TBC TBC
Concorde 7pm Thursday 18th March 2021
Cotswold Edge 7pm Wednesday 24th March 2021
Frome Valley 7pm Tuesday 30th March 2021
Severnside 7pm Wednesday 14th April 2021
Yate Area 7pm Thursday 22nd April 2021
Boyd Valley 7pm Wednesday 28th April 2021

Contact the Community Engagement Forum team for any further information, via the Council’s website.