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ONE Haverhill schedules first annual public forum

Monday, 29th September 2014.

ONE Haverhill will hold the first of its new annual public forums at Samuel Ward Academy on Wednesday, October 22.

The forum will be an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about ONE Haverhill and the partnership’s Haverhill Community Budget achievements to date.

Visitors will also be able to hear more about ONE Haverhill’s work programme for the year ahead including its involvement in the Haverhill Master Plan and how plans are progressing for a new youth hub in the town.

The Forum takes place between 6.30pm and 8.30pm and will also be filmed to be broadcast on ONE Haverhill’s youtube channel after the meeting https://www.youtube.com/user/ONEHaverhill

There will also be a question and answer session during the meeting at which members of the public can bring their views on how Haverhill can be improved.

There will also be an opportunity to speak to members of the board and ask questions on the projects ONE Haverhill is involved with.

Sarah Howard, chairman of ONE Haverhill, said: “At our board meeting earlier this year we agreed that we should hold yearly public forums so that members of the public can hear direct from board members about ONE Haverhill and the projects we are working on.

“We hope to welcome people who live and work in Haverhill to the meeting to hear about the exciting projects we are working on now and in the future to improve the town.”

ONE Haverhill is an independent partnership that brings organisations and resources together to make them more effective and efficient in the town

Members of the board include all three tiers of local government, the business sector, education, police, health, voluntary sector, Havebury Housing, Abbeycroft Leisure, education and the faith communities – all with one aim - improving the quality of life for people in Haverhill.

Haverhill was chosen by the Government as one of just 12 areas in the UK to pilot a new way of giving local communities more say in the way budgets are spent (now called Our Place) and are now ambassadors for the project.

Community Budgeting provides a real opportunity for people in Haverhill to directly influence how and where money is spent in the town.

All organisations still hold their funding and their responsibilities, but the board works on bringing organisations round the table to ensure that the money is spent locally to provide the services local people value the most.

ONE Haverhill is working on two key areas of public funding, money spent on improving the physical environment and opportunities for young people.

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