Venue: Zoom Meeting ID: 979 1457 9379 - Password: Bathavon21

Contact: Mark Hayward 01225 396975  Email:

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5 mins


Welcome and Apologies

10 mins


Public Health Update

An introduction from Rebecca Reynolds who recently took over as Director for Public Health in B&NES. Rebecca will also update the meeting with the latest Covid 19 situation for the local area. 

20 mins



The reasoning behind bringing the Bathavon Area Forum back together by amalgamating CAM Valley and Bathavon North


Vote for Chair of the Forum (Dave Dixon to oversee)


Vote for Vice Chair of the Forum


Review - The Terms of Reference have been provided are there any requests for amendments?


Request – Are there any suggestions for local organisations that wish to join as forum member (from the list of local groups and organisations that has been provided, should any of these be approached as possible members for the forum)


The Chair will feedback on the Annual Report for the past years Forum Programme and invite any questions or suggestions for development.


25 mins


Planning - Local Plan Partial Update/Supplementary Planning Document consultations

Simon DeBeer from B&NES planning will present on The Local Plan Partial Update/Supplementary Planning Document consultations with a focus being given to on Energy Efficiency Retrofitting SPD


Questions and feedback will be taken.


Further queries following the meeting can be sent directly to:


55 mins


Climate & Nature Emergency

Jackie Head will present on the work that has taken place on The Chew Valley Climate & Nature Emergency Group.


A discussion will take place to explore what the prospects there are for Bathavon Area replicating some of the work locally.


The aim is to find people who can actively be part of several working groups. A variety of topics such as Home Energy, Renewable Energy, Transport and Nature (Ecology) the Natural Environment could all be possible groups that the forum may wish to explore. Additionally any communications that will needed for work being undertaken must not be underestimated.  


5 mins


Any Other Business

Suggestions for future forum topics

Community Health.

Planning – the Built Environment



Future Meeting Dates

Wednesday 15th September 2020, 6 – 8pm


Wednesday 24th November 2020, 6-7.30pm (Special Budget meeting)


Tuesday 8th February 2021, 6-8pm