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 Next Event

*Congestion   *Roads    *Access   *Vehicles    *Enforcement   *Safety

Come and Have YOUR Say at the Drop In Session on
Saturday 5th May 2018
Leighton Buzzard Library /Theatre, from 10am-12pm.

This year the Forum is running a drop in session for you to come and have your say about safer use of our roads and footpaths in Leighton-Linslade.  The Central Bedfordshire Council Highways Team will join local groups along with the Town Council to help you discuss the issues on our highways from Congestion, Pot holes and damaged roads, Access, Vehicle issues, Enforcement areas and of course safe use of our roads and public highways. Other topics include emissions, schools, crossings, new estates, road planning and signage, cyclists, parking and general highway issues.

This event aims to educate and promote better use of local highways, safer access for emergency vehicles and our health and well-being. A large map will be on display to make it easy to pinpoint your problem areas, a graffiti board for you to make notes and give ideas and suggestions and of course experts and local groups will be on hand for you to speak with. Come and have your say!

For more information on this event or if you are interested in joining the group, please contact Sarah Hughes, Central Bedfordshire Council Community Engagement Manager sarah.hughes@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk tel: 0300 300 6166

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 either Jo Martindale, Leighton Linslade Town Council Partnership Officer jo.martindale@leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk tel: 01525 631911 or Sarah Hughes, Central Bedfordshire Council Community Engagement Manager sarah.hughes@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk tel: 0300 300 6166