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Community Action Team (CATS)

What are CAT meetings?

Listening to your views is essential to the Council providing better services.  One of the ways we listen to residents is by holding public meetings, known as Community Action Team (CAT) meetings. The meetings are a great way to keep up to date with what is going on in your local area and on hot topics.

Special CAT Meeting - Tuesday 15 October

Town centre anti-social behaviour

The report of the Ferneham Hall meeting is available here PDF (254 KB)

We said we would get answers to all the questions asked at the meeting. These are can be found in the report above.


Summaries of the presentations are in the report, the full presentations are below:

Cllr Woodward  PDF (130 KB) 

Chief Inspector Mark Lewis PDF (922 KB) and

Gwennan Harrison Jones PDF (1 MB) (Cams Hill School)

Cams Hill School video External Hyperlink


Here are the full comments from the roundtable discussions by Question type PDF (77 KB) or by theme PDF (101 KB)

These are the results of the table top survey PDF (517 KB) on people's experience of anti-social behaviour in the town centre


For any queries please contact or call 01329 824409.


About CAT Meetings

Many CAT meetings take place when there is a local 'hot topic' that is of interest to residents taking place at a crunch time. If you have an issue or any questions about the CAT meetings please contact email or telephone the consultation team on 01329 824409.


Previous CAT Meetings

Summer 2019 (CAT) Meetings have now finished 

Prior to each meeting, residents were invited to attend exhibitions from 2.30-6pm. This gave them an opportunity to ask Planning Officers questions and talk to Engagement Officers about the Issues and Options for future development in the forthcoming Local Plan.

Community Action Team events took place in the following locations:

Monday 8 July 2019, 7-8:30pm - Holy Rood Church, Stubbington, Presentation [PDF]  PDF (2 MB) and Meeting Notes PDF (201 KB)

Tuesday 9 July 2019, 7-8:30pm - Cams Hill School, Portchester,  Presentation [PDF] PDF (2 MB) and Meeting Notes PDF (210 KB)

Friday 12 July 2019, 7-8:30pm - Titchfield Community Centre, Presentation [PDF] PDF (3 MB) and Meeting Notes PDF (183 KB)

Monday 15 July 2019, 7-8:30pm - Ferneham Hall, Fareham, Presentation [PDF] (160 KB) and Meeting Notes PDF (193 KB)

Tuesday 16 July 2019, 7-8:30pm - Brookfield Community School, Sarisbury Green, Presentation [PDF] PDF (187 KB) and Meeting Notes PDF (187 KB)

Pop-up Exhibitions on Issues and Options for the Local Plan

In addition to the Community Action Team (CAT) meetings, 'Pop-up' exhibitions took place across the Borough where residents were able to find out more about the 'Have your say on the future of Fareham' consultation. These took place in Locks Heath Shopping Centre, Portchester Shopping Precinct, West Street Fareham Town Centre and Stubbington Green. Planning Officers and Engagement Officers attended and answered questions from the public.

For further information about this consultation, please visit our closed consultation page.

Special CAT Meeting - Wednesday 12 June

In response to concerns raised by residents and local businesses a special CAT meeting was held on Wednesday 12 June about drug use in the town centre, the issues this causes and the positive steps that are being taken by community safety partners.

The meeting was a chance for residents and businesses to raise their concerns, find out what the Council, Police and other agencies are doing to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour associated with drug use and discuss how everyone can work together to keep the town centre a safe place to visit. 

The meeting was being held in the Octagon Room, Ferneham Hall from 6-7:30pm on Wednesday 12 June, and it was attended by approximately 140 residents.

Special CAT Meeting Presentation - 12 June 2019, Ferneham Hall [PDF] PDF (997 KB)

Special CAT Meeting Notes - 12 June 2019, Ferneham Hall [PDF] PDF (852 KB)

For more information about the CAT meeting, please contact or call the Consultation and Engagement team on 01329 824335.

Daedalus Vision Review CAT Meeting

The Council held a Community Action Team (CAT) meeting at Fareham Innovation Centre on 7 March to discuss the vision for Daedalus over the next 3-5 years. The notes and presentation from the CAT meeting are listed below:

For more information about the Daedalus Vision consultation, visit the Have Your Say page. Alternatively, please see the press release.

Revised Welborne Planning Application

10 January to 1 March 2019

The Council held two Community Action Team (CAT) meetings to discuss the planning application for the Welborne Garden Village. The notes and presentations from the CAT meetings are listed below:

Friday 1st February, Knowle Village Hall CAT presentation [PDF] PDF (2 MB)

Friday 1st February, CAT meeting notes  [PDF] PDF (129 KB)

Tuesday 12th February at Ferneham Hall, CAT meeting notes [PDF] PDF (150 KB)

Exhibitions were also held before the meeting from 6-7pm where residents had an opportunity to read the banners in detail and ask Officers questions. . The CAT meetings lasted from 7-8.30pm. Exhibition banners were also on display at Fareham Shopping Centre until March 1st.

For more information about this consultation please visit our Have Your Say page. Alternatively please see the press release.

Summer CAT meetings in 2018

Local Plan Review Exhibitions and CAT meetings in 2017

Fareham Borough Council held Exhibitions and Community Action Team (CAT) meetings during October and November about the review of the Borough's Draft Local Plan 2036 by attending the CAT meetings and Exhibitions.

The Local Plan looks at housing, employment space, and places where retail and leisure facilities should be provided.  It also earmarks areas to be protected, such as countryside, community and leisure buildings, and open spaces.

At the exhibitions and meetings residents have found out about proposals for the local area and had the opportunity to speak directly to planning officers and Councillors. Notes from the Meetings is accessible by hyperlink below.

IFA2 CAT Meeting in 2017

A CAT meeting on the topic of the two planning applications submitted by the National Grid took place at Holy Rood Church on 24 July. The applications include the detailed designs for the IFA2 converter station and a new area of public open space to be created around the converter station site.  Around 160 people attended the meeting. A presentation provided information on the applications and the ways that people can have their say.

Summer CAT Meeting Notes in 2017

Welborne Planning Application CAT Meetings in 2017

The Council has received an outline planning application (reference P/17/0266/OA) from Buckland Development Limited for up to 6,000 homes for Welborne Garden Village.  We hosted the following Community Action Team (CAT) Meetings for residents to find out more about the application and ask questions:

The presentation for the meeting is featured here: Welborne Planning Application CAT Meeting presentation PDF (10 MB)

Cranleigh Road Planning Application Appeal Meeting - 17 October 2016

Persimmon Homes has appealed the Council's decision to refuse its planning application to develop land and proposal to build up to 120 homes with access from Cranleigh Road, along with public open space and a play area.

A CAT meeting to discuss the appeal took place on Monday 17 October at Wicor Primary School, Portchester from 7-8pm.

For more information about the application itself and the appeal process please visit the Cranleigh Road, Portchester planning application webpage.

17 October 2017 - Wicor Primary School Meeting Notes PDF (52 KB)

and Meeting Presentation PDF (959 KB)

CAT Meeting Notes for previous Summer 2016 CAT Meetings:

Ferneham Hall Tuesday 21st June  PDF (184 KB)

Summer 2016 CAT Meeting Presentation  PDF (2 MB)

Holy Rood Church, Stubbington Tuesday 28 June  PDF (190 KB)

Presentation (includes IFA2 update)  PDF (2 MB)

Catisfield Memorial Hall, Wednesday 29 June  PDF (169 KB)

Victory Hall, Warsash, Tuesday 12 July  PDF (185 KB)

Portchester Community School, Wednesday 20 July  PDF (181 KB)

Presentation  PDF (2 MB)

IFA2 Planning Application Meeting on 23 May 2016

A planning application from National Grid has been submitted in respect of their planned energy infrastructure project, IFA2.

A CAT meeting to discuss the application took place on Monday 23 May at Holy Rood Church, Stubbington from 6-7:30pm.

Holy Rood Church Notes PDF (196 KB)

Presentation PDF (3 MB)


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