Community Engagement Forum

Food Waste Reduction and Recycling Pop-up Meeting

Dear Community Engagement Forum member,

The presentation slides and the questions and answers from the food waste reduction and recycling pop-up meeting have been upload to our webpage.

For access to all documents relating to pop-up meetings visit Pop-Up Meeting Folders.

If you have any questions or would like to contact the Community Engagement Team about a pop-up meeting please email:

Community Engagement Forums

Community Engagement Forums (CEF) in South Gloucestershire are about listening and responding to local people’s real issues. People in their communities know best what works for them and what their real needs are.

The CEF aims are:

  • to promote pride in the local area as a safe, thriving and pleasant place to live, work and play
  • to reduce crime, disorder and drug and alcohol misuse in the area
  • to empower local people to have a greater voice and influence over local decision making and service delivery by increasing the strength, capacity and engagement of the local community
  • to improve the quality of life of people in the local area by identifying community aspirations, needs and local priorities.

CEFs have been developed through working with various partner agencies including the Avon & Somerset Police, Avon Fire & Rescue, Public Health, town and parish councils and local organisations. CEFs are also about working in partnership with elected members. We aim to provide a platform for building strong and cohesive communities in which everyone, regardless of background, has a real sense of community involvement.

Within CEFs we also support groups who wish to make a positive difference and improve their own communities. We do this by supporting community engagement initiatives.

How to get involved with your local CEF

There are 14 Community Engagement Forums and each meets three times per year.

If you would like to join your local CEF, complete the form choosing the area(s) you are interested in. You may unsubscribe at any time.

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From September 2020 all CEF meetings will be delivered virtually and in support of this the CEF policy documents have been revised and a new Privacy Notice has been introduced. By willingly attending a CEF meeting you are positively indicating consent to the following:

Future meetings

CEF AREA Time Date Guest Speaker Presentation
Severnside 5pm Thursday 26 May 2022 Run Fibre – Rural Community Internet Improvement


M49 Link Road Scheme

Staple Hill, Mangotsfield and New Cheltenham 7pm Wednesday 15 June 2022 Parking and Planning
Kingswood 7pm Tuesday 28 June 2022 Promoting Positive Mental Health
Bitton, Oldland, North Common and Siston 7pm Wednesday 29 June 2022 Stop Loan Sharks
Thornbury and Severn Vale 7pm Monday 4 July 2022 Supporting Residents and Businesses
Boyd Valley 7pm Wednesday 13 July 2022 Feed your food bin and recycle more
Cotswold Edge 7pm Tuesday 19 July 2022 The Planning System – How applications are decided
– HoeYate Area 7pm Wednesday 14 September 2022 TBC
Hanham and Longwell Green 7pm Tuesday 20 September 2022 TBC
Downend, Emersons Green and Frenchay 7pm Tuesday 4 October 2022 TBC
Concorde 7pm Thursday 6 October 2022 TBC
 Stoke Gifford, Stoke Park and Cheswick 7pm Wednesday 19 October 2022 TBC
Bradley Stoke, Stoke Lodge and The Common 7pm Tuesday 25 October 2022 TBC
Frome Valley 7pm Wednesday 26 October 2022 TBC

Click here for Community Engagement – Pop Up Meetings

Click here to view meeting agendas, minutes and presentations

Please see the map below or download a higher resolution version

Please read the briefing note which outlines the key changes intended.

For further information, please feel free to contact us on 01454 868113.

Community Engagement Forum Groups 2020