Calderdale Council invites people to have their say at Ward Forums

Have your say about local issues such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else important to you

Saturday, 3 October 2009

The Council is launching Ward Forums, starting in October. They are open meetings where you can have your say about local issues such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else important to you. You will be able to talk directly to your local councillor and senior council staff and get feedback about what difference your input has made.

Meetings are free and open to everyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale. There is no need to book – just come along. They will be held four times a year.

Ward Forum dates and venues - 2009
Meetings start at 7pm with refreshments and signing in from 6.30pm

15 October – Todmorden ward, Todmorden Town Hall
22 October – Luddendenfoot and Mytholmroyd ward, St Michael’s Church Hall, Mytholmroyd
3 November – Calder ward, Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

The meetings will start with a chance to informally network with staff. There will then be a structured agenda, including: contributions from the council, your local police and other services; specific items of interest in your area and an open forum where anyone can have their say. The meeting will end by setting out the priorities, responsibilities and actions.

If you can’t get to a meeting but would like to comment on an issue in your area, call 01422 393288, email or write to Ward Forums, Safer and Stronger Communities, Northgate House, Northgate, Halifax HX1 1LN.

Ward Forums follow on from Area Forums, which were held between September 2008 and June 2009. Just a few of the topics discussed included:

  • Speeding and road safety
  • Activities for young people
  • A new play area
  • Advice on recycling.

Councillor Ian Cooper, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Safer and Stronger Communities, said: “We want to know what’s important to you in your area. Please attend your local meeting, or email or call us with your views.”


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