Date published: 2021-08-16 | Category: Giving people a bigger say
Residents in the Keynsham area are being invited to hear more about local planning, transport and regeneration plans at the AGM of their Connecting Communities Forum.
The meeting is open to all residents and will be held on Thursday 19 August at 6pm on Zoom.
Bath and North East Somerset Council’s planning team will discuss the upcoming consultations for the Local Plan Partial Update and Supplementary Planning Documents. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) will talk about the A4 Bristol to Bath Corridor project that aims to improve travel between the two cities and there will also be an update on the Keynsham High Street improvements.
The Keynsham Area Forum, which covers Compton Dando, Corston, Keynsham, Marksbury, Saltford and Whitchurch is supported by Bath & North East Somerset Council and brings together public services, local organisations and residents to improve local engagement, encourage people to talk to each other and share their skills and ideas.
Councillor Sarah Warren, deputy leader and cabinet member for Climate Change and Sustainable Transport, said: “Our Connecting Communities programme is designed to help public services and local residents work together to address areas of concern in their communities. The meetings are still being held online and anyone can take part and contribute. They are a great way to share knowledge and find out what is happening.”
Current Forum Chair, Councillor Alan Hale, said: “Our next meeting will focus on development and transportation issues that affect our local area. I’m very much looking forward to the discussion and would urge residents to get involved in the Forum and find out more about these important schemes.”
To join the Zoom meeting visit: https://bathnes.zoom.us/j/99983146522?pwd=MDgyRWdab1Y2LzNBTnRRRFdScSs5UT09
The meeting ID is 999 8314 6522 and the password: NK8ghC7KMf
You can watch the Area Forum live, or at a later time, on the council’s YouTube channel
The forum is one of five within Bath and North East Somerset. The others are Bath Area Forum, Chew Valley Area Forum, Bathavon Forum and Somer Valley Forum. You can find more information and meeting dates on the council website.