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Get involved in your local Area Forum

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Published: 02/05/2014

Area Forums bring together local residents, councillors, parish councils and community organisations and everyone attending is encouraged to join in the discussions before any formal decisions are made.

All Area Forum meetings include an open session for members of the public to put any questions to councillors and officers on any matter in the area, so why not come along and join in the debate at the following locations:

The Chase – Tuesday 6 May, 7pm, Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Kingswood

Kings Forest – Monday 12 May, 7pm, Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Kingswood

Southern Brooks – Tuesday 13 May, 7pm, Bradley Stoke Community School, Bradley Stoke

Severn Vale – Wednesday 14 May, 7pm, Turnberries Community Centre, Thornbury

Frome Vale – Thursday 15 May, 7pm, Frampton Cotterell Primary School, Frampton Cotterell.

Area Forums are also the place where decisions are made regarding the allocation of local funding. On the agenda for all of this round’s meetings are updates on the New Homes Bonus scheme and progress reports on the Local Transport Capital Programme.

Examples of projects that have been awarded New Homes Bonus funding to date include £100,000 towards a new skate park in Bradley Stoke, £25,000 to create an outdoor gym and fitness centre in Filton, £7,000 to help fund the Thornbury carnival and £18,293 towards new play equipment for the Lilliput Play Park in Dodington.

The Local Transport Capital Programme has funded a large number of road safety schemes and improvements across South Gloucestershire including speed limit changes, traffic calming measures and improved pedestrian facilities.

Come along to the meetings in May and help shape where the next round of funding will be spent.

If you would like to receive details of meetings in your area or would like more information regarding the New Homes Bonus funding scheme, please contact Democratic services on 01454 864425. For more information visit

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