Community Forums

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By pooling their many resources, a number of local community organisations are working with the Town Council to enhance and improve all aspects of living in, working in and visiting the town.

Community Forums

The Community Forum is a partnership between a number of community groups in and around the town. Supported jointly by the Town Council and Central Bedfordshire Council, the group serves as a community-led forum for all members of the parish to meet and consult with each other on public matters related to Leighton Buzzard and Linslade. The Nominal Chairman of the Community Forum is local MP Andrew Selous and the spokesperson is Trish Humber, Churches Together.

The group receives financial support from Leighton-Linslade Partnership Committee to realise it’s aspirations for the town through community engagement.

The Steering group works hard to enhance and improve the town as a place to live, work and visit. Partnership working with community organisations allows everyone to pool skills, expertise and resources for the betterment of Leighton-Linslade Town.

The most recent Event

This year the Forum hosted a drop-in session for people to record comments on safer use of our roads and footpaths in Leighton-Linslade. 

The event took place on Saturday 5th May 2018 in the Leighton Buzzard Library. Approximately 48+ people attended, staying for a while to talk through the issues of: Congestion, *Roads, *Access, *Vehicles,  *Enforcement and *Safety

The event report will be taken to the Leighton-Linslade Partnership Committee on Thursday 6th September 2018.

The Central Bedfordshire Council Highways Team joined local groups along with the Town Council and helped attendees discuss the issues. Other topics included emissions, schools, crossings, new estates, road planning and signage, cyclists, parking and general highway issues. This event aimed to both educate and promote better use of local highways, safer access for emergency vehicles and our health and well-being.

Previous Events

To date the Forum has delivered three engagement events:

  • February 2013, ‘You and Your Town Centre’
  • March 2014, ‘Health, Wealthy and Wise’
  • October 2015, ‘Youth Forum’

The findings of each event are reported to the Leighton-Linslade Partnership Committee as well as those organisations and services pertinent to the subject discussed. The aim being to inform and influence service and facility improvements where needed.

Our Steering group work hard to enhance and improve the town as a place to live, work and visit. Partnership working with community organisations allow us to pool skills, expertise and resources for the betterment of Leighton-Linslade Town.

Contact The Forum

If you would like more information about the Steering Group and its future events, or if you would like to get involved and join the group please contact Sarah Hughes, Central Bedfordshire Council Community Engagement Manager sarah.hughes@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk Tel: 0300 300 6166