Agenda

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

Contact: Mark Hayward 01225 396975  Email: mark_hayward@bathnes.go.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome from the Chair of the Forum

2.

Notes of the previous meeting and matters arising

3.

Community updates :

·  Local Police matters

·  Quartet Community Foundation

·  Engaging young people

 

4.

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

5.

Any other community issues or concerns

(10 mins refreshment break)

6.

Somer Valley Transport Strategy - an update on progress

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

7.

Somer Valley Enterprise Zone - an update on progress

John Cox and Simon Martin, B&NES Community Regeneration

8.

Any Other Business

9.

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