Community forums are open public meetings, held four times per year at various locations within your local area on week day evenings. At the meetings you have the chance to discuss what’s important to you in your community with local councillors, police, and organisations that provide public services.
Examples of matters that are raised include: anti-social behaviour; roads/highways; speeding; parking; street lighting; housing; schools; youth provision; waste/recycling, and; environmental health.
The Arden Community Forum (formerly known as the Henley and Studley Community Forum) has chosen Henley Community Library as the venue for its next open public meeting, which will be held from 6:30pm on 12 September. Dave Nash of Stratford District Council to outline the next steps in the draft Core Strategy for Development. Forum presentations will be in the chapel of the Henley Methodist Church while meet-the-people sessions with refreshments and community information displays will be in the Library.
The forum includes an informal drop-in surgery where you can speak to officers from your local Safer Neighbourhood Team, Councillors and Officers from Warwickshire County and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils to raise specific concerns or problems. Additionally, representatives from NHS Warwickshire and VASA (Voluntary Stratford-on-Avon) regularly attend forums, keeping it updated with all current developments. Everyone is welcome to come along and it is your chance to find out what is really going on in your community.