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Wed, 13/09/2017

Residents are invited to attend the next Somer Valley Forum meeting,on Tuesday 19 September, from 6pm until 8.00pm at Swallow Cafe, St Nicholas Church Centre, Church Street, Radstock BA3 3QG.

The Forum meetings bring together local community and voluntary organisations with Parish and Town Councils and representatives from Bath & North East Somerset Council.  Meetings are open to the public and provide an opportunity to hear about issues that matter most to the local community, ask questions and give feedback.

At the September meeting, there will be updates from the Police on local crime trends and from Quartet Community Foundation on their work and local funding opportunities.  There will also be presentations on the Somer Valley Transport Strategy, Somer Valley Enterprise Zone, Affordable Housing and Homelessness.

Chair of the Forum, Lynda Robertston, said: “The Somer Valley Forum has raised the items on this meeting’s agenda as being of importance to this area.  We are particularly pleased to be welcoming local charity Swallow to speak about their supported housing for young people with learning difficulties and Julian House who will speak about sofa surfing among young people from the Somer Valley.”

Cllr Paul Myers (Conservative, Midsomer Norton Redfield),  Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic and Community Regeneration, said: “The Connecting Communities Forum meetings taking place across the district provide a valuable link between local people and decision makers from a range of organisations, offering opportunities to share information, local knowledge and to work together to find solutions to issues.”

If you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to submit a question on the topics being discussed, please contact Alison Wells on 01225 396539 or e-mail

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