Friday Forum (Next Meeting: 2nd August 2019)
August's topic is The Local Plan - Passionate about people, passionate about place!
The Local Plan is an important strategic document that sets a framework of policies to guide the use and development of land in a local area. Southampton is about to start refreshing its Local Plan and this forum will be an opportunity to better understand the process and the opportunities for local people to have a strong voice about their city.
Our monthly First Friday Forum enables groups with different interests to come together and explore local issues, with a view to collaborations.
Agendas are varied, and themes have included of Welfare Reform, Health Inequalities, the Integration of Health and Social Care, the reform of Southampton City Council grants, and Arts, Culture and Heritage. The Friday Forum, alongside our network of local organisations, means SVS is well placed to provide a representative sector voice into a number of the city’s Strategic Partnerships. This ensures decision makers are hearing the sector’s views, concerns and innovative solutions as they form local plans.
Our Friday Forum meetings occur on the 1st Friday of every month, from 9:30am-12.15pm at Southampton Voluntary Services, Kingsland Square, St Mary's, Southampton, SO14 1NW