Twice Monthly Meetings
Almost all of the group meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month, between 10am and midday. By design and intention, we now hold our meetings in totally public areas, so that we are both visible and more importantly approachable. Access is not just about physical, but approachability is also a key factor,
We have two meetings per month, one in Havant, one in Waterlooville. The reason for having meetings in two different locations is to acknowledge and recognise the fact that our area is effectively split into two distinct parts by the A3(M) Motorway which bisects our Borough along a north/south line.
This separation is made worse by the limited choice of public transport options between the two sides of the area, and indeed the limited practical road-based routes.
Originally, all meetings were in what is now the Public Service Plaza in Havant, but the alternate meeting arrangement was introduced to enable different members with different transport options to better attend.