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Area Forums, Community Meetings


Run by residents with support from Ward Councillors, area forums are more than just a talking shop, they are your way to:

  • Advise the Council and other public service providers on specific issues that affect your area; 
  • Have a say on new community initiatives in your neighbourhood; 
  • Raise issues of local concern or contention with the public services like the Police, Health Authority and Council.

They are not just for old people or young people, or those with jobs or already involved in community work, but for any resident who would like to find out more about Council issues or would like to raise something with the Council.


Meetings are currently taking place in the following wards accross Bournemouth:


Queens Park & Charminster Community Forum- Queens Park Ward

Chair - Ann Abate

Postal: The Chairman.  51 Lowther Road, Charminster, Bournemouth, BH8 8NG

Tel: 07771 179004




North Bournemouth Area Forum- Kinson North, Kinson South and Redhill & Northbourne Wards

17th January, 10am at Kinson Community Centre

Chair: Mike Goodhew

Email: The Chair at|

Postal: North Bournemouth Area Forum c/o KCA Pelhams Park, Millhams Lane, Kinson, Bournemouth BH10 7LH 


Throop, Muscliff, Strouden, Townsend and Holdenhurst Area Forum

19th February 2015, 7pm

18th June 2015, 7pm

at Performing Arts Hall at Bournemouth School For Girls, access from East Way |


Winton Community Forum- Winton East Ward

Meetings to be arranged. For more information please visit|


Wallisdown, Winton West and Ensbury Park Area Forum- Wallisdown & Winton West Ward

24th January 2015, 10.30am, Bournemouth Society for Visually Impaired, Victoria Park Road

25th April 2015, 10.30am, Bournemouth Society for Visually Impaired

25th July 2015, 10.30am at Ensbury Park Community Centre

Free tea and coffee from 10am at all forums

For more information please contact|


Springbourne Forum

For more information on future dates please contact|


Westcliff Community Open Meeting

17th March 2015, 7pm, St Michaels School, Somerville Road


Westbourne Community Open Meeting

19th March 2015 7pm, Westbourne Library, Alum Chine Road


Southbourne Area Forum

Thursday 12th March 2015

Thursday 9th July 2015

Thursday 12th November 2015


all at Immanuel Church Hall, 120 Southbourne Road from 7.30pm



Pokesdown Community Forum

 29th Jan, 21 May and 24 Sep (all Thursdays). Teas and coffees to be served from 7 with the meetings commencing at 7.30. The venue will be the Metropolitan Community Church. 



Boscombe Forum


17th January, 10am-12pm at Kings Park School, Ashley Road, Boscombe.


For more information please visit|

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