Venue: SWALLOW Community Café - St Nicholas Church Centre, Church St, Radstock BA3 3QG. View directions

Contact: Mark Hayward 01225 396975  Email:

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Welcome from the Chair of the Forum


Notes of the previous meeting and matters arising


Community updates :

·  Local Police matters

·  Quartet Community Foundation

·  Engaging young people



Priority theme: Local Housing needs

The Forum has previously highlighted housing needs as a priority for discussion, particularly concerns around young people’s housing and sofa-surfing (raised at the March Forum meeting).  A number of guest speakers have been invited this evening to provide further information on their work to address these issues.


Presentations by :-


  B&NES Overview of Housing Services

Gary Ward, Senior Enabling and Development Officer, B&NES Council


  SWALLOW supported housing for young people with learning difficulties

Bev Craney, Chief Executive, SWALLOW


  Julian House addressing sofa-surfing and homelessness

Jamie Tutton, Assertive Outreach Worker, Julian House


Questions and Answers


Any other community issues or concerns

(10 mins refreshment break)


Somer Valley Transport Strategy - an update on progress

John Lovatt, Gary Peacock, Claire Cornelius, B&NES Transportation and Highways


Somer Valley Enterprise Zone - an update on progress

John Cox and Simon Martin, B&NES Community Regeneration


Any Other Business


Dates of future meetings

2017: 29th November, Council Budget presentation


2018: 21st February (AGM), 20th March, 24th July, 19th September, 29th November


Future Agenda items: Emergency Planning, Young people’s issues, Tourism in the Somer Valley