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.
|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.