East Suffolk Area Forum

Welcome to this dedicated page designed to bring all the information together from our Area Forum for the East Suffolk District.  Councillors, Clerks and Officers of member councils are welcome to attend these meetings in addition to your nominated SALC representative.    There are up to four meetings per annum and bookings will require logging into the member portal.

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Your representatives on the SALC Board are:

Lesley Beevor (CHAIR) Southwold TC

Andrew Lewis (VICE CHAIR) Walberswick PC
Neil Coleby (VICE CHAIR)  Kessingland TC
Rhys Jarvis (VICE CHAIR) Southwold TC

2024 East Suffolk Area Forum dates

Tuesday 1st October

Thursday 28th November

Suffolk Coasts and Heaths ANOB - link to their dedicated website

Community Partnerships - link to dedicated webpage

Sizewell Stakeholder Group - link to dedicated webpage

link to information page Benefits of area forums. Our members tell us that the best 'takeaway' from our forums are the nuggets of information from other councils.  This can range from showcasing successful projects to raising an issue your council is aware of and wants to discuss potential options.  

1st October 2024 7pm 

Booking now available


  1. Speaker: Teresa Farley, Community Action Suffolk - Good Neighbour Scheme

  2. Speaker: Nicole Rickard, East Suffolk Council - ES Community Partnerships

  3. Information exchange
    An opportunity to share your ideas and challenges with others.

  4. Latest news from SALC

Do you have something to share?

As part of the re-shape of our area forums we are offering the opportunity for your council to lead on an agenda item - a topic of your choosing.

To find out more BOOK A MEETING with our CEO for an informal chat using this link.

East Suffolk Community Partnership - link to online information on East Suffolk Council website available here.

The Well Minds East Suffolk booklet has been developed by East Suffolk Council and is funded by the East Suffolk Community Partnership Board. Click on this link to download the booklet.
The aim is to provide a range of information and advice about mental health and wellbeing, useful contacts and ways to find out more. Hopefully, it will help you to help your friends, family and community. Hard copies will be available in a range of community locations across East Suffolk, but to request a hard copy/copies, please email communities@eastsuffolk.gov.uk.

Headlines including notes/information and recordings of meetings