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Local Area Forum

Local Area Forums (LAF) give you the chance to hear about what is happening on your doorstep. The condition of roads, footways, parking, health, policing and schools are all topics which affect people’s lives. If you have something to say or you want to know what is going on in your area, LAFs are a way to get your voice heard.

The LAF can influence decisions about how money is spent locally, how to target services better for local people, what to prioritise in your area and has some funding available to help meet those priorities.

Currently the LAF is working to a plan that was put together in 2011.  This plan can be seen HERE but is somewhat out of date now, in particular the membership has changed a lot.

The LAF meeting is held in public and members of the public are welcome to attend.

As they are talking about local issues they don't expect people to travel too far to express their views.  Thus, forums are held in local venues like schools, community centres or church halls. The meetings are held on weekday evenings and run for about two hours. Meetings are advertised locally and on the website

The next meeting of the LAF will be on October 7th at 7:00pm, location yet to be announced.  The LAF are keen to put items on the agenda that reflect the concerns and issues of local residents.  To this end they are inviting everyone to suggest items for inclusion on this forthcoming meeting agenda.  You can make and discuss your suggestions via the website.  We will summarise these and pass on the suggestions to BCC.