Community forum launch

PUBLISHED: 13:00 02 April 2015

New community forum will represent the people of Nailsea.

New community forum will represent the people of Nailsea.

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A NEW group which will represent the interests of people and businesses in Nailsea is being launched in the town.

Nailsea Community Forum will enable individuals, businesses and community groups to make their voices heard to representatives from public services including Avon and Somerset Police, Nailsea Town Council and fire and rescue services.

The forum will be co-ordinated by a small team operating from the Tithe Barn, in Church Lane.

To kick-start the initiative, forum members are asking clubs and organisations to invite them to one of their meetings so they can tell people about the group and its aims and find out the different concerns of people in the community.

The forum will replace partners and communities together (PACT) which folded due to a lack of leaders.

Sergeant Mark Raby said: “It’s difficult to get lots of local people round a table so if we go out to different organisations initially, then they can decide on a person who will act as a point of contact and come to the meetings on their behalf to tell us their concerns, what’s working well, what can be improved and what they expect from the forum.

“Hopefully, in time, we might have numerous organisations represented at the meetings.”

The forum is hoping to attract a wide range of groups including those representing vulnerable people, young people and focus groups and letters will be sent to organisations detailing how the forum will benefit the town.

Nailsea Community Forum will be launched at the annual town meeting on April 22 at the Tithe Barn and people are being invited to sign up as voluntary co-ordinators for the group.

Anyone interested in getting involved can call Ian Morrell on 01275 855277 or email clerk@nailseatowncouncil.gov.uk

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