Transport issues at Alcester Community Forum

Transport issues are the main topic on the agenda at the next Community Forum meeting taking place on Thursday 8 December at 7pm at St Benedict’s Catholic High School, Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PX.

Items up for discussion this time round include:

  • Introduction to Community Speedwatch
  • Rural transport – looking to the future – County Councillor Peter Butlin, Cabinet Portfolio for Transport and Highways, discusses what the future holds for rural transport in south Warwickshire and how local communities can develop partnership services.

Come along, have your say, help shape the future of your community and enjoy a festive mince pie.

Cllr Peter Butlin, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transport and Highways, said:  “In April the Warwickshire County Council Government Grant for Community Transport was cut by 44%. Warwickshire County Council has done its best to spread these much reduced resources in such a way as to minimise the impact on isolated rural communities.

“I look forward to hearing to the experiences and concerns of those members of the community that depend on these services at the Alcester Community Forum on the 8th December.”

A local policing Safer Neighbourhoods Team surgery will also take place at 6.30pm, before the community forum meeting. Officers will provide feedback on the issues raised at earlier surgeries and residents will be able to hear the latest on policing in their local area.

The free transport to the meeting is available to anyone who doesn’t have access to their own transport, doesn’t like to go out alone at night or maybe has mobility problems.  Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance by Monday 5 December. Please call on 01789 260134 or email stratford@warwickshire.gov.uk to arrange your pick up.

For further information please visit: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/alcesterforum

Community Forums are an interactive event enabling residents to learn about issues big and small affecting their area, get answers to questions and influence local decision-making.

Anyone with a question about a local issue can go along and put it to officers from a range of organisations. If you would like to suggest an issue for a future Community Forum meeting, or get involved, please contact the WCC Stratford Area Office on 01789 260134 or email: stratford@warwickshire.gov.uk