Community Forums

Ask us about what matters to you

Our Forums and working groups will be another way for local people to discuss key issues with us once we start the construction phase. Launching in January 2024, there will be four main Forums, which will cover all the main project-related issues and opportunities relevant to the community. 

If you have any questions about the project that you’d like to raise through the Forums, you can simply send these to your local parish or town council, email them to info@sizewellc.com or complete the form at the link below.

Send in a question

Save the date – Meetings in 2024

See below for details on where and when our different Forum meetings are taking place. Agendas and minutes of the meetings will be published or linked to on this webpage.

Tuesday 16 April – Main Development Site Forum
Venue: Leiston Town Athletic Association, Victory Road, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4DQ
Start time: 1830.

Wednesday 8 May – Northern Transport Forum
Venue: Darsham Village Hall Cheyney Green, The Street, Darsham, IP17 3FA
Start time: 1830

Wednesday 15 May – Southern Transport Forum
Venue: Stratford St Andrew Riverside Centre, Great Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, IP17 1LL
Start time: 1830

The Sizewell C Forums

These Forums are informed by multiple working groups, covering everything from water management, ecology, and rights of way, to tourism, employment, skills and education, and health and wellbeing. Parish and town councils will represent the community at the Forums, and local people can attend the meetings as observers.

Main Development Site Forum

Through this forum, representatives from communities located in the immediate vicinity of Sizewell C’s Main Development Site can raise and discuss construction progress and other key issues affecting the local community.

Southern Transport Forum

A forum about road and rail transport issues with representatives from communities located in the immediate vicinity of the Southern Park and Ride Site, Freight Management Facility Site, and the Two Village Bypass Site.

Northern Transport Forum

This forum exists to consider and discuss all matters related to road and rail works with representatives from communities located in the immediate vicinity of the Northern Park and Ride Site, Yoxford roundabout and other highway improvement works sites, and Sizewell Link Road.

Annual Community Forum

An annual meeting for the East Suffolk community to hear updates on the work of the Main Development Site Forum, the Southern Transport Forum, and the Northern Transport Forum. We’ll discuss key issues and ways to minimise impacts and maximise benefits to those living and working nearby.

If you’d like to attend our first annual Sizewell C Forum on Tuesday 9 April, please register your attendance here.

Governance

Our Forums are chaired independently. See below for more information about our chairs and the members of each forum.

 

Christine Abraham, Community Forum Chair

Former CEO of Community Action Suffolk

Christine Abraham is a Suffolk resident through and through. She was born and educated in Ipswich and has spent her adult life working and living in East Suffolk.

On leaving school, Christine joined Suffolk Constabulary as a police cadet becoming a police constable and serving in Lowestoft, Leiston and Saxmundham until she left to start a family.

A range of childcare and early education roles then followed whilst the family were growing up, until Christine rejoined full time employment in 2000, spending 23 years in community development and voluntary sector infrastructure work with Suffolk ACRE, Young Suffolk and Community Action Suffolk respectively. The last 10 years have seen Christine in various senior management roles, with the last 4½ years as CEO of Community Action Suffolk until she stepped down in September 2023.

Brian Stewart OBE, Chair of the Northern and Southern Transport Forums.

Also Chair of trustees for Papworth Trust and the Anglian Great Ouse Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.

Brian qualified as a Chartered Town Planner and had an executive career in local and regional government, much of which was at Director and Chief Executive level.

Since 2010 he has pursued a diverse portfolio career of non executive, consultant, trustee and chairing roles. His past roles include being a non-executive director (NED) and SID of an NHS trust, a NED of a large housing association group, chair of trustees of a local theatre, planning consultancy and chair of two local government special delivery vehicles. He also chaired the non statutory Sizewell C Community Forum and was Vice Chair of a charity helping disadvantaged young people.

His current portfolio includes panel work for HS2 and East West Rail’s Need to Sell schemes, chairing the Board of a regional disability charity and chairing the Anglian Great Ouse Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. Brian lives near Bury St Edmunds.

 

 

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