15 March 2012
New neighbourhood forums
The next round of neighbourhood forum meetings begins on 26 March in St Neots. The meetings, designed to give residents and community groups a chance to have their say about local issues, are held quarterly across the district.
The St Neots forum will be held in the Main Hall at Little Paxton Primary School on Monday 26 March 2012, and as a result of questions raised at the last forum about gritting roads it will include a presentation on the County’s winter gritting schedule as well as presentations on the skate park, the new local plan process and the development east of St Neots.
A similar meeting will take place covering the St Ives area and will be held at Wyton on the Hill Primary School on Thursday 12 April 2012. This will include a presentation from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service on their budget situation and the implications for the St Ives area, and a presentation on the new local plan process.
Ramsey Neighbourhood Forum will be receiving a similar presentation from the Fire Service highlighting the budget situation and implications for Ramsey and the new local plan process at their meeting on 23 April 2012 at The Community Centre in Ramsey.
In the north of the district the North West Hunts Neighbourhood Forum will be meeting on Wednesday 4 April 2012 at Fourfields School, Yaxley. They will be given the opportunity to discuss the new local plan process, as well as hearing an update on the Great Haddon development.
Huntingdon Neighbourhood Forum will be meeting on Wednesday 18 April 2012 in the Civic Suite, Pathfinder House, Huntingdon. They will be discussing changes to the police force as well as receiving feedback from consultations with young people.
All the meetings start at 7pm and are open to all – whether as an individual or a representative of a community group. The meetings are organised by Huntingdonshire District Council and involve many other public services which include county, district and parish councils, National Health Service, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and Luminus. Residents are encouraged to come along and talk about their ideas, raise any issues and find out about what is going on locally. Residents can also raise issues about crime and disorder over the past three months which will help to determine the local policing priorities.
For further information on the Neighbourhood Forums, or dates for future meetings contact Helen Taylor, Senior Democratic Services Officer on 01480 388008 or visit the Neighbourhood Forums page by using the link on the right.