At it’s first meeting of the municipal year, I was honoured to have been elected as Chairman of the Ramsbottom, Tottington and North Manor Township Forum until May 2014.
There are 6 Township Forums in the Borough. Our Township Forum welcomes those who live, work, or have an interest in our area. We meet at local venues, including Ramsbottom Civic Hall, Christ Church Walmersley, Summerseat Methodist Church, etc.
As the name implies, this Township Forum covers the electoral wards of Ramsbottom, Tottington and North Manor.
The Forum area covers the towns of Ramsbottom and Tottington, together with a number of surrounding villages and townships including Shuttleworth, Summerseat, Holcombe Village, Holcombe Brook, Rowlands, Walshaw, Greenmount, Hawkshaw, Walmersley, Nangreaves and Affetside.
Each Township Forum consists of all the councillors representing the area and a co-opted advisory group of local representatives.
Each advisory group, consists of local representatives made up of representatives from the business community, voluntary organisations or community groups within the area. There are up to nine members on each Advisory Group.
Advisory Group members play an important role in the Township Forum, expressing their views on local issues and helping to improve the range of knowledge and expertise on the Township Forum.
The aim of the Township Forum is to play a key role in projects and initiatives to improve the area, use networking to communicate important issues and inform residents about the work of the Council and its partners.
All area forum discussions and residents questions and opinions are fed back to the council for appropriate action.
Ramsbottom, Tottington and North Manor Township Forum meetings
Meetings of the Ramsbottom, Tottington and North Manor Township Forum will take place on the following dates:
- Thursday 11 July 2013 @ 7.00pm, Christ Church Walmersley.
- Thursday 12 September 2013 @ 7.00pm, Ramsbottom Civic Hall – Holcombe Room.
- Thursday 14 November 2013 @ 7.00pm, Tottington Methodist Church.
- Thursday 16 January 2014 @ 7.00pm, Christ Church Walmersley.
- Thursday 6 March 2014 @ 7.00pm, Ramsbottom Civic Hall – Holcombe Room
A hash tag has been created for Twitter so people can tweet about the meeting #rtnmtf.