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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

Next meeting on Thursday 11 December, 7:30pm @ The Brunswick Arms Pub, Malmesbury Park Road.

Chair - Ann Abate

Postal: The Chairman.  13 Lowther Road, Charminster, Bournemouth, BH8 8QB

Tel: 07771 179004




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

Next meeting on 22 November at Hinson Community Centre, Pelhams Park 10am

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

16th October 2014, 7pm

19th February 2015, 7pm

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

25th October, 10.30am venue to be confirmed

24th January 2015, 10.30am venue to be confirmed

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

23rd September 2014, 7pm, St Michaels School, Somerville Road


Westbourne Community Open Meeting

25th September 2014 7pm, Westbourne Library, Alum Chine Road


Southbourne Area Forum

13th November 2014 (AGM)

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



Pokesdown Community Forum

30th January 2014, Metropolitan Community Church, Hannington Road. 7pm for refreshments, meetings satrts 7.30pm (AGM)



Boscombe Forum

November 13th, 7pm (6.30pm for refreshments)

all at Kings Park School, Ashley Road, Boscombe.


For more information please visit|

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