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Community Engagement Forums (CEFs)

Covid-19 update: In view of the Government announcements and guidance issued by Public Health England (PHE) and in order to safeguard our communities and residents, all Community Engagement Forums (CEF) were stood down, however we are planning to re-set our meetings on a digital platform. We would like to thank residents for your continuing support and for understanding the necessity to take this action in these unprecedented times. For meeting queries please call 01454 865057 / 01454 865338

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.


How to get involved in CEFs

There are 14 CEFs and each meets three times per year.

Please contact us if you want to join, or for any further information about your local CEF.

Find out when the next meeting is in your area, as well as previous meeting agendas and minutes

Please see the map below or download a higher resolution version

Please read the briefing note which outlines the key changes intended.

For further information, please feel free to contact us, 01454 868113.

Community Engagement Forum Groups 2020

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