Meetings of the Neighbourhood Forum

Neighbourhood Forum meetings

The Forum is the legally required body authorised by the local authority to develop and present for implementation the Neighbourhood Plan. The Forum is made up currently (February 2019) of 34 local residents (the minimum is 21) who represent the approximately 2,000 residents in 700 dwellings of the West Finchley Neighbourhood area. The work of the Forum is taken forward between meetings by an elected Executive Committee (see below).

Forum meetings take place four times each year and Minutes of those meetings can be found below.

The Forum was designated by Barnet Council (LBB) on 26 November 2015 for a period of five years which expires on 25 November 2020. The Forum is currently seeking redesignation in order to complete the work on the Neighbourhood Plan. 28 residents have agred to continue as members of the Forum along with two of our Ward Councillors. The application for redesignation (Document 1 and Document 2) has been submitted to Barnet Council and will go to the October Planning Committee meeting.

During the present Corona virus crisis meetings are postponed.

Minutes of Forum Meetings

Meeting 24 February 2020

Meeting 25 November 2019

Meeting 23 September 2019

Meeting 10 June 2019 (see AGM minutes below)

Meeting 18 March 2019

Meeting 19 November 2018

Meeting 17 September 2018

Meeting May 2018 (see AGM minutes below)

Meeting 19 February 2018

Meeting 20 November 2017

Meeting 18 September 2017

Meeting May 2017 (see AGM minutes below)

Meeting 28 November 2016

Meeting 12 September 2016

Meeting 16 May 2016

Meeting 22 Februray 2016


Forum Executive

The work of the Forum is carried on by a small executive Committee. Currently the members are:

  • Salim Sabri - Court House Gardens (Chair)

  • Janet Baker - Brent Way

  • Alan Douglas - Nethercourt Avenue

  • Kieran Kettleton - Fursby Avenue

  • Dr Suzanne King - Hamilton Way

  • Greg Thornett

The Committee meets on a regular basis between Forum meetings to carry forward the work agreed by the Forum. Minutes of recent meeting can be found below.

Minutes of Forum Executive Meetings

Meeting 10 May 2020

Meeting 7 May 2020

Meeting 4 May 2020

Meeting 30 April 2020

Meeting 16 April 2020

Meeting 9 April 2020

Meeting 9 March 2020

Meeting 25 February 2020

Meeting 3 February 2020

Meeting 21 November

Meeting 5 November

Meeting 2 October

Meeting 7 September

Meeting 7 August 2019

Meeting 23 July 2019

Meeting 24 June 2019

Meeting 3 June 2019

Meeting 9 April 2019

Meeting 11 March 2019

Meeting 7 March 2019

Meeting 12 February 2019

Meeting 17 January 2019

Meeting 17 December 2018

Meeting 1 November 2018

Meeting 11 September 2018

Meeting 14 August 2018

Meeting 7 June 2018

Meeting 15 May 2018

Meeting 12/18 April 2018

Meeting 15 February 2018

Meeting 23 January 2018

Annual General Meeting

The next AGM of the Neighbourhood Forum is scheduled for 10 June 2019 at 8pm in the Gordon Hall (Scouts Room). Everyone is invited to attend. The Forum Group consists of residents who have been attending consultation meetings throughout the year (four times each year) regarding the Neighbourhood Plan for our part of West Finchley. Everyone is welcome to come along to the AGM to find out how the Neighbourhood Plan is progressing.

Minutes of previous Annual General Meetings: