Community engagement forums and pop-up meetings
A Community Engagement Forum is a meeting where you can find out about local matters in your community.
You can meet representatives from the council, neighbourhood police teams, Avon Fire and Rescue Service, town and parish councils, community organisations and members of your community.
Pop-up meetings are held online and aim to inform you on subjects that affect you and your local community and involve you in consultations.
Sign up to join your local forum
There are 14 forums meeting three times a year.
You can locate your nearest forum using the forum map.
Meetings are held online using the Microsoft Teams app.
You can unsubscribe at any time.
How forums work
Forums are community meetings open to everyone. They are chaired by elected individuals who are independent of the council.
Our community engagement officers administer the meetings.
Representatives of other agencies take part as guest speakers or report on local matters.
The aims of forums are to:
- listen to what it is important to you to help shape local actions
- share what goes on in your area
- resolve concerns and celebrate achievements
- empower communities to help them help themselves
- work together to improve local relationships, knowledge and trust
Forum dates and documents
You can find documents such as agendas and minutes of meetings for each forum in the online library.
Next forum meetings
Topic: Panel discussion (pilot meeting combined with Hanham and Longwell Green)
Topic to be confirmed (pilot meeting combined with Frome Valley, Yate area and Cotswold Edge)
Topic: Cleansing and street maintenance
Topic: Panel discussion (pilot meeting combined with Priority Neighbourhood Network)
Topic to be confirmed (pilot meeting combined with Frome Valley, Boyd Valley and Yate area)
Topic to be confirmed
Topic to be confirmed (pilot meeting combined with Yate area, Boyd Valley and Cotswold Edge)
Topic: Panel discussion (pilot meeting combined with Bitton, Oldland, North Common and Siston)
Topic to be confirmed (hybrid meeting combined with Staple Hill, Mangotsfield and New Cheltenham at Kingswood Civic Centre)
Topic: M49 Link Road project update
Topic to be confirmed (hybrid meeting combined with Kingswood at Kingswood Civic Centre)
Topic: Cost of living support
Severn Vale: Tuesday 14 March 2023 at 7pm
Topic to be confirmed
Topic to be confirmed (pilot meeting combined with Frome Valley, Boyd Valley and Cotswold Edge)
We hold pop-up meetings online to share information about council services, consultations and community developments so that you can ask questions directly to project leaders.
You can find documents such as the questions, answers and information on each of the pop-up meetings in the online library.
Sign up to pop-up meetings
You can be notified about future meetings by signing up on this form.