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WELCOME TO THE SOUTHAMPTON COMMON FORUM
The Common is the heart of lungs of Southampton; some 330 acres of “open” space within the City providing recreational, sporting, and play facilities for City residents, as well as being an important walking and cycling route within the western half of the City. It means many different things to many different people.
Who we are: In February 2016, local resident associations adjacent to the Common and allied local groups with a historical interest in The Common joined forces to establish a community voice to represent all Common users. From that the Southampton Common Forum developed and was formally constituted in January 2017.
Our aim: To be a focal point for issues affecting The Common for everyone who uses, enjoys or appreciates it.
1. To see that all those with an interest are informed of any issues that may affect The Common.
2. To give all those with an interest a means of influencing and contributing to those issues.
3. To work alongside Southampton City Council, to contribute towards the positive management of The Common
4. To raise awareness of The Common and its benefits to the City.
5. To take any other appropriate action consistent with the aim of the Forum.
A community voice: we can only succeed in these tasks through wide engagement with all groups of Common users and understanding your needs and wishes. We can only do this if you, in turn, engage with us, helping us to develop management plans, to work with and lobby Council and to be involved in helping maintain the Common in partnership with Council; ensuring that the Common is both protected for current and future generations and managed to appropriately meet those needs.
“Your Common -
2018 Volunteer Opportunities
Details of our volunteer programme and online sign up system can be found here.
2017 Common User Survey
Our online survey of Common user’s opinions has now been published. For the latest updates see here.
Individual member registration form
Group registration form
View the presentation
Read the minutes
Other Survey data
SCF Open Meeting July 2017:
View the presentation.
Read the minutes.
2017 Hawthorns Workshops
Read the report,
Next Public Open Meeting
Our next public open meeting will be held in early 2018
For more News and Events see here.
2017 Common User Survey Published
The Southampton Common Forum is delighted to announce the formal publication of the results of its 2017 Common User Survey. The results were formally announced at a public open meeting held at Southampton Solent University on the evening of 13th December 2017 and the full text of the report and supporting documentation are now available to download. Find out more.
|SCF 2017 Common User Survey|
|SCF 2017 Common User Survey Results|
|2018 project 1|
|2018 project 2|
|2018 project 3|
|2018 project 4|
|hawthorns urban wildlife centre|
|large events 2018|