Connecting Communities

Our Connecting Communities programme is designed to help public services and local residents to work better together to address the areas of local concern in our communities

Connecting Communities

To achieve this, the Council has worked with partners, parishes and councillors to establish Area Forums to streamline and simplify local engagement.

Our Area Forums are made up of Bath & North East Somerset elected members, parish councils and local groups. The Forums set their own local priorities based on an understanding of local needs. To support this Area Profiles have been established, analysing local information. The Forums will produce area-based Action Plans, bringing together commitments from a wide range of partners such as the Police and Curo.

The Forums also provide a useful channel for local residents to raise concerns with partners such as the Police, and each Forum has an open session at the start of each meeting where specific issues can be raised.