Location Rationale

Location Rationale

i) It has been agreed that the boundary of Broadstone Neighbourhood Forum will coincide with the Ward boundary as provided by Poole Borough Council Electoral Services. However, there are parts of Broadstone BH18 which are not included within the ward but whose residents regard themselves as part of Broadstone and focus on the Broadway for shopping and other services. These are the shaded areas marked on the map and which include the south western end of York Road (part of Creekmoor ward) and the western side of Roman Road (Corfe Mullen and East Dorset District council). It has been proposed that residents in these areas will be consulted on all aspects of the Neighbourhood Forum but that they will not be able to become members of the Forum because of the political complications which could arise from residing outside the ward boundary.

ii) There are currently 22 members of the proposed Broadstone Neighbourhood Forum, all of whom are resident within the defined neighbourhood area apart from one who is a former resident and is one of the Broadstone ward councillors. All 4 polling districts are represented by the membership as are a variety of local businesses, both retail and service. Membership includes representatives from the Broadstone Residents Association, Broadstone Chamber of Trade and Commerce, Broadstone Neighbourhood Watch and Broadstone Access Group (a disabilities organisation). In addition, Broadstone Churches Together is represented as are various Youth Organisations, for example, Scouts, Broadstone Football Club. Membership also includes representatives from the Jubilee Fields in Trust Group. It is clear from this that current membership of the proposed Neighbourhood Forum not only covers the area geographically, but also represents a wide and balanced cross section of the population and the community’s organisations and activities.