Arden Community Forum

The hot topic being discussed at Arden Community Forum is “An alternative View of the New NHS England”

The meeting is Thursday 12th December 7pm at Wootton Wawen Village Hall. However, there will be an opportunity before this meeting to have an informal chat with officers from your local Police Team, Councillors and Officers from Warwickshire County Council and Stratford on Avon District Councils.

This video of ‘An alternative guide to the new NHS in England’ takes you through a clear sprint of how all the parts of the new system work. This is the main topic for the meeting.

After watching this video at the meeting there will be a Question & Answer session with a panel with representatives from Public Health, Healthwatch, NHS Arden Commissioning Support and Patient Participation Groups.

Alternatively please let us know your views on this topic below, maybe thinking about the question ‘Do you know if your GP surgery has a Patient Participation Group?’ and have a conversation on this topic with other Warwickshire residents who are unable to attend the meeting.  Your views will be fed into the findings.

Community forums take place across the county find out where your nearest meeting is here.

Stour/Shipston Community Forum

You are invited to have your say on issues effecting the county.

On Tuesday the 3rd December 2013 at 7.00pm we are holding a community forum at Quinton & Admington Village Hall, The Close, Lower Quinton, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 8SE, Warwickshire, to give you the chance to have your say and keep up to date about what is happening in your community.

There are 3 main topics which will be discussed they are:

  • Life Saving in the community
  • Health in Warwickshire – What are the key issues?
  • Extra Care Homes – What are the benefits??
  • and lots more…………..

There will be an opportunity before this meeting at 6.30pm to have an informal chat with officers from your local Police Team, Councillors and Officers from Warwickshire County Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils.

Alternatively please let us know your views below on the topics being discussed and generate a conversation with other Warwickshire residents who are unable to attend the meeting, your views will be fed into the findings from the meeting.

Community forums take place across the county find out where your nearest meeting is here.

Let’s Talk – Questions with the Leader

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council, and Cllr Alan Cockburn, Deputy Leader, are hosting a special session next week to tell local people more about the financial challenge faced by the local authority as it seeks to make unprecedented savings of £92million by 2018.

The event, which will take place from 6pm – 8pm on Wednesday 30 October at Shire Hall in Warwick, is also a chance for the public to ask the councillors questions and find out more about some of the difficult decisions which will have to be made.

The Councillor question time session concludes the series of Let’s Talk roadshows currently taking place across Warwickshire. The roadshows have enabled Cllrs Seccombe and Cockburn and Cabinet members to go out and talk to people in local communities to help them understand more about the scale of the savings and find out which services are important to them.

Cllr Izzi Seccombe said: “The roadshows and this session at Shire Hall are proving to be an excellent way to engage with members of the public and have meaningful conversations about the issues we face.”

“I want to help people understand some of the issues we face, the services we provide and to communicate our priorities, which are to protect our most vulnerable citizens, deliver efficient and effective services, and seek opportunities for economic growth.”

The event at Shire Hall is limited to 120 places, book yours now at http://warwickshirecountycouncil.eventbrite.co.uk/ or by calling 01926 414142.

For those unable to attend arrangements will be made to include footage of the session at warwickshire.gov.uk/letstalk.

Anyone who wishes to get in touch via social media can submit questions and comments throughout the event via Twitter to @wcc_news and these will be addressed in the session.

Please take part or share your views below.