West Suffolk Area Forum

Welcome to this dedicated page designed to bring all the information together from our Area Forums for the West 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:
Maggie Dunn, (CHAIR) Great Barton Parish Council
Jane Steer, (VICE-CHAIR) Barrow-cum-Denham Parish Council

Two vacancies

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. 

Could you be a West Suffolk representative and take a place on the SALC Board?  We are looking for councillors or clerks to join Maggie and Jane as there are two vacancies available on the SALC Board. To find out more about the role use this link.  To discuss the role please contact Sally Longmate on ceo@salc.org.uk.

2024 area forum dates

  Tuesday 17 September

To book your place, please ask your clerk to arrange this through the SALC Member Portal  

Tuesday 17th September at 7pm 

booking  now available


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

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

  3. News update - 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.

Headlines from meetings

We have moved away from producing formal Minutes for our Area Forums and instead will be publishing bullet point information including links and ideas discussed in the Zoom chat on this webpage.