Gilston Area Community Forum

This page gives information and updates on the Gilston Community Forum including a list of planned dates as to when they are taking place.

We are establishing a Gilston Area Community Forum to bring together residents, local councillors, planners, developers and other interested parties to discuss and share information about development within the Gilston area. 

In the future you will be able to register your interest in being included in the Community Forums, and to be notified automatically when updates are available. 

Following the first Forum, we will share draft agendas online in advance. We will also share notes of Forums on the council’s web pages, highlighting the topics covered, and any actions or commitments made. 

We will share reminders and more information nearer the time, but in the interim, please find a list of planned Gilston Area Community Forums for 2024 below.

All forums will be in person at the Manor of Groves Hotel, High Wych, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0JU, from 6.30-8.30pm

Early July 2024  - to be confirmed

Agenda to follow

Late September - early October 2024 - to be confirmed

Agenda to follow 

Early-mid December 2024 - to be confirmed

Agenda to follow

Past Forums: 

Tuesday 27 February 2024 - Introductions and Community Interests

This first Forum will be to introduce Forum participants and hear from community about your interests. We’ll also share more on how the Forums will operate.


18.30 - 19.00Arrivals and meet the team
19.00 - 19.15

1.Intro and Welcome

2.How the Forums will work

3.Gilston context

19.15 - 19.45Developer presentations
19.45 - 19.50Break
19.50 - 20.20 Community views
20.20 - 20.30Close


Wednesday 17 April 2024  


18.30 Drop in sessions
An opportunity to speak to the developers and Council Officers - bring any specific questions you'd like to ask. 
19.001. Welcome by Cllr Vicky Glover-Ward (Chair)

2. Moving Forward to Delivery - Presentation with Q&A

An overview of the next stages in the planning process

19.30Comfort break (10 mins)

3. Community Discussion

Breakout discussion groups to consider topics for future forums

20.20 Close




We are looking at ways that we can make the Forum more accessible.  If you or someone you know are interested to learn more and would like to participate another way, please let us know your preferences by contacting us by email at with “Engagement preferences” in the subject line, and we will do our best to accommodate, where we are able.