Community Engagement Forums (CEFs)
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.
From September 2020 all CEF meetings will be delivered virtually and in support of this the CEF policy documents have been revised and a new Privacy Notice has been introduced. By willingly attending a CEF meeting you are positively indicating consent to the following:
|CEF AREA||Time||Date||Guest Speaker Presentation|
|Hanham and Longwell Green||7pm||Thursday 9 September 2021||The Greener Places Strategy|
|Yate Area||7pm||Wednesday 15 September 2021||Youth Services|
|Stoke Gifford, Stoke Park and Cheswick||7pm||Tuesday 21 September 2021||Connecting Cheswick|
|Bradley Stoke, Stoke Lodge and The Common||7pm||Tuesday 28 September 2021||Youth & Post 16 Employment Services/Future Bright|
|Downend, Emersons Green and Frenchay||7pm||Tuesday 5 October 2021||Youth Services|
|Frome Valley||7pm||Tuesday 12 October 2021||TBA|
|Severnside||7pm||Thursday 14 October 2021||TBA|
|Bitton, Oldland, North Common and Siston||7pm||Wednesday 20 October 2021||Financial Security|
|Thornbury and Severn Vale||7pm||Wednesday 27 October 2021||TBA|
|Staplehill, Mangotsfield and New Cheltenham||7pm||Tuesday 2 November 2021||TBA|
|Cotswold Edge||7pm||Thursday 4 November 2021||TBA|
|Kingswood||7pm||Wednesday 17 November 2021||TBA|
|Concorde||7pm||Thursday 25 November 2021||TBA|
|Boyd Valley||7pm||Tuesday 30 November 2021||TBA|
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