Action on public’s big issues in Rugby

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YOUTH activities, public health, Coventry Airport, broadband internet and more will all be on the agenda at the upcoming round of Rugby Community Forum meetings.

Other items on the agenda at the meetings, which are open to all residents, include the dog warden service, local policing, Dunchurch Library, and funding opportunities.

Community Forums are a great way for people to find out about big issues affecting the area, get answers to questions and influence local decision-making.

Anyone with a question about a local issue can go along and put it to local councillors and officers from the county and borough councils as well as representatives from the Police’s Safer Neighbourhood Team. People attending meetings can also suggest agenda items for the next meeting and help set up to three priorities for the Police to tackle over the next three months.

There are a number of ways that people can find out about the issues discussed at the Community Forum and what progress is being made.

Louise Boffey and Hannah Cramp, localities and communities officers in the Rugby Area Partnership Team, are the main contact for queries about the Community Forums, telephone (01788) 533656.

General information about the forums, minutes from past meetings and copies of presentations, can be found on the area partnership team website at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/rugbyarea.

Residents can stay up to date with local crime and safety issues and contact their local Safer Neighbourhoods teams, who attend each Community Forum, by logging onto their website at www.safer-neighbourhoods.co.uk.

The next round of Community Forum meetings in Rugby take place on the following dates and locations:

*Rugby Town West Community Forum

Wednesday 23 November

6.30pm onwards

Bilton School (Kay Hall), Rugby

*Eastlands & Hillmorton Community Forum

Tuesday 29 November

6.30pm onwards

Rainsbrook Conference Centre, Rugby

*Dunchurch Division Community Forum

Wednesday 30 November

7pm onwards

Duchurch Boughton C of E Junior School

*Fosse Community Forum

Thursday 1 December

7pm onwards

Newton Village Hall

*Brownsover, Benn & Newbold (BBN) Community Forum

Tuesday 6 December

6.30pm onwards

Warwickshire College (Multi Purpose Hall)

*Rugby Earl Craven Community Forum

Thursday 8 December

7pm onwards

Brandon Club