The City of Durham has a number of community and residents’ associations. Several have a presence on the Parish Council through elected Members who are association officeholders or members.
Given the role of the Parish Council in representing residents of the City and the value in both establishing agendas reflecting residents’ issues, as well as having an early insight into residents’ views, whether it is student noise or the Parish Council strategy, the Parish Council has established a Forum of all of the local Residents Associations in the parish area.
The Forum’s intention is to open up communications with residents. Further, and notwithstanding the continuing engagement with both DURF (Durham University Residents Forum) and the CETF (Community Engagement Task Force), the Forum is intended to facilitate dialogue and common approaches to shared areas of interest where the Parish Council has a role in representing or leading on such areas.
The Forum is also intended to allow the associations in our parish to develop a collective voice to areas of interest that affect them all.
A copy of the Forum’s Terms of Reference can be found here: CRAF Terms of Reference
A copy of the latest Agendas and minutes of these meetings can be found here: