Democracy4Bexhill is a group of individuals who have come together to make sure the wishes of nearly four thousand Bexhill citizens who signed a petition for a Community Governance Review are honoured. Members of the group are from a variety of political persuasions and of none. The group is self funding and has no political affiliations.
D4B’s aims are to:
- Maximise the number of Bexhill residents who take part in the review.
- Ensure that the review is carried out in an impartial transparent and open way.
- Make sure Rother holds a referendum on the final choices.
Initially, D4B was not campaigning for a particular outcome – it has been campaigning for people to have a say! As time has passed, it has become clear to D4B members that one of the options for governing Bexhill offers more accountability and opportunities for input: a town council. This offers more powers to provide services, more access to funding, more influence and more direct control by Bexhill residents to respond to the needs of the town and its community. This is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the benefits that towns across the country enjoy – their own local representation.