Zoom in on Bath issues

Bath residents are invited to join the discussion on how public services shape the future of their communities at the next Bath Area Forum meeting on February 20 – and that’s without leaving your own home!

Bath & North East Somerset Council will open the Zoom organised discussion with an update on the Local Plan, the Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Building on this, diverse perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing Bath will be featured including those of the Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board and the Village Agents on health inequalities, and the West of England Combined Authority on the impact of changes in local transport.  People can submit questions for any of the speakers on these topics in advance by sending an email to connecting_communities@bathnes.gov.uk

The meeting will also bring residents up to speed on Voter ID. From 4 May voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations. 

Nicolette Boater, Chair of the Bath Area Forum, said: “The strategies and plans being discussed at this meeting can enable and support our diverse communities in living well.  Participating in these discussions is crucial to ensuring that they address the needs and aspirations of your community and place.” 

The Bath Area Forum is on Monday, February 20 at 6pm by Zoom.  Register to take part.

Councillor Kevin Guy, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “The area forums held across Bath and North East Somerset are an important way for everyone to share information across the area and address local issues. They are also a chance for you to have your say about the public services that affect you and your community.  I’d encourage as many residents as possible to attend – we want to hear from you.”

Area Forums are open to all and bring together public services, local organisations and residents to improve local engagement, encourage people to talk to each other and share their skills and ideas.  There are five forums in Bath and North East Somerset which are supported by the council.

You can find more information and meeting dates for all the forums on the council website.