RESIDENTS will be able to have their say on a range of issues by attending a series of council meetings in Hartlepool.

The Neighbourhood Consultative Forums, covering the north, centre and south of the town, are to take place next week.

Each of the meetings will include a public question time, giving people an opportunity to raise issues of concern with officers from Hartlepool Borough Council or to request information.

The forums will also consider proposals for improvement schemes to be funded by the forums.

There will also be presentations on the Hartlepool Local Cultural Strategy and the Youth Service Plan 2003-2005.

The meetings will take place at the following times and venues: North forum - Wednesday, 10am, in West View Community Centre; Central forum- Thursday, 10am, in committee room B of the the Civic Centre; South forum- Next Friday, 10am, in Owton Manor Community Centre.