This is an archived press release
Wednesday 31 August 2005
31 August 2005
Hope Valley Forum on 'Access to Services'
Hope Valley residents' views on local services and how they can be improved will be in the spotlight for the second Hope Valley Community Forum on Wednesday September 21.
The Forum, from 7pm-9pm at Hope Valley College, will also enable residents from throughout the Hope Valley to hear how service providers, such as councils, healthcare trusts, the police and others could work together more effectively.
As at the first Forum in June, senior representatives from the Peak District National Park Authority, High Peak Borough Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Constabulary and other service providers will be there to answer questions.
Hope Valley Community Forums are a new way of enabling residents to get together with all the local authorities that cover their area - at one meeting - and discuss topics of local concern, chosen after consultation with Parish Councils and other local bodies.
National Park Authority chair Tony Hams, who will chair the meeting, said: "By bringing all the relevant authorities together these Forums are aimed at providing information and co-ordinating action. Access to local services is of crucial importance in a rural area like the Hope Valley, particularly for the young and elderly. Future meetings will also be on issues of community concern, such as local authority budgets and affordable housing for local people."
If you would like to submit a written question beforehand please forward it to Bob Young at The Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbys. DE45 1AE or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need help with transport getting to the meeting, again contact Bob Young on 01629 816297.