Brierley Hill Community Forum was set up in 2003 to bring groups and individuals together to engage with the regeneration plans for the area and to add value to the splendid work already being undertaken for the benefit of Brierley Hill.
Some great work was undertaken: local people had a voice in the plans being drawn up for the area; considerable funding was achieved; festivals and award evenings were held; information advice and guidance were given; we even had our own staff for a while.
In recent years, for various reasons, the Forum has become much quieter.
Yet challenges haven’t gone away. Brierley Hill still has its needs – unemployment is high, the public sector is being cut back, and as much as we love our town, it is in need of some tender loving care.
The directors of the Forum have been meeting recently and considering whether there is still a continued role for it to play. Various options have been considered. But the Forum is a membership organisation and it is therefore up to members to decide.
To this end we want to call a general meeting in the week commencing 19th May 2014.
If you are interested in attending the meeting please let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you details.