PLANS are being made for a new community group to represent Bradley residents.
The Bradley and Keldregate Forum was set up earlier this year, but has not yet formed into an official group.
Forum members will decide early next year whether they want to simply work with the Council and other bodies about public service issues, or whether they also want to raise funds.
To attract funding, they have to adopt a formal constitution.
Before they make the decision, the forum is holding a series of meetings with public service bodies to get a full picture of what projects are going on in the Bradley area.
Forum members want to know what work is being done to provide education, crime prevention, health services and activities for young people.
Keith Melbourne, community worker at Kirklees Council, said: "They want people in Bradley to know what's going on in the area and give them chance to come to the meetings.
"The main areas of interest are health, education, policing and young people.
"They want people to get their views heard about how they want their services run."
The next meeting will be on November 26 at Bradley Community Centre, off Bradley Road, at 7.30pm.
Kirklees Young People's Service representatives, workers from Connexions youth service, the police and Kirklees Community Safety Partnership will be there.
There will be another meeting on January 8, at the same venue, when council highways officers will talk about the traffic situation on Deighton Road and Keldregate.
After all the meetings the forum will then decide what their role needs to be.