D4B Newsletter – August 2017

Dear D4B Supporter, As you will know the primary purpose of D4B has been to encourage participation in the Community Governance Review. The core group of residents who launched D4B are of all political persuasions and also held differing views opinions as to the best governance option for the town. Some were firmly of theContinue reading “D4B Newsletter – August 2017”

“Democracy4Bexhill urges town to support consultation”

18th August 2017 The second phase of a consultation into the future on how Bexhill is governed starts next month. Rother District Council’s Community Governance Review steering group met last Thursday (August 10) to decide on the next move. But campaign group, Democracy4Bexhill (D4B) is annoyed after it said the authority refused an offer fromContinue reading ““Democracy4Bexhill urges town to support consultation””

How much would a Town Council for Bexhill cost?

How much would it cost? Running a town council would cost an average of 14p per week per household. Obviously, if we all want improvements in Bexhill, they may need to be paid for by an increase in council tax. So if there is demand for a really good dementia project, or a youth centreContinue reading “How much would a Town Council for Bexhill cost?”

“The Council never ceases to amaze”

From: Michael Crotty, Shepherds Close, Bexhill August 24th 2017 The audacity of our council never fails to amaze me, and the gall of its illustrious leader to blatantly insult the residents of Bexhill shows a total lack of courtesy, decency and moral judgement. He didn’t consider enough of us were interested to merit sending outContinue reading ““The Council never ceases to amaze””

“A council could make savings”

From: Carole Woodland, Cooden Drive, Bexhill 24 August 2017 Speaking at the town council meeting, Trevor Leggo, chief executive of Sussex & Surrey Associations of Local Councils, made it clear that although Bexhill might have to accept a slight rise in council tax to have a town council, such a council could also make savings.Continue reading ““A council could make savings””

Rother refuses offer by Democracy group

Press release At the recent meeting of Rother’s Community Governance Review Steering Group on 10th August, councillors insisted that if Bexhillians want to express their views on a town council or other form of local governance as part of the second phase of the consultation, they can ONLY do it online, or on individual RotherContinue reading “Rother refuses offer by Democracy group”

“Residents voice calls for Bexhill to have its own council”

August 24th, 2017 Scores of residents voiced their wish to see a town council established in Bexhill at a meeting last Thursday (August 17). More than 150 people packed into St Barnabas Church to air their views. The second phase of a consultation into the future on how Bexhill is governed is due to startContinue reading ““Residents voice calls for Bexhill to have its own council””

A Bexhill town council – what’s all this about?

For some years now, Bexhill residents have been campaigning for more of a voice in decisions affecting their town. Everyone else living within Rother has a parish or town council, but Bexhill doesn’t.  We need one –  not to replace Rother, as Rother will continue as the second tier of local government but to representContinue reading “A Bexhill town council – what’s all this about?”