Parking proposals: will they affect you?

East Sussex and Rother councillors have plans to tackle parking in the town. The detailed draft plans and maps on parking can be tracked down on the RDC website (minutes and appendix 2 of Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting 19th March 2018). D4B has asked Rother that the plans be available in hard copy afterContinue reading “Parking proposals: will they affect you?”

Becoming a councillor

What matters to you ? Is it keeping Bexhill communities vibrant, lovely and peaceful? Is it sorting out the pavements, good afterschool care, the right environment for local businesses, encouraging new ideas for the town, or just getting value for money for good services that provide help where it is needed? If you are readingContinue reading “Becoming a councillor”

Rother didn’t listen to Bexhill residents… Now a national association calls for change

In Rother’s community governance review last year, 93.5% of 9,227 Bexhill residents asked for a town council, and Rother famously said no. Word went round the country, and now the Government has just had a consultation about how to improve these reviews. The National Association of Local Councils, representing 10,000 local councils, has responded sayingContinue reading “Rother didn’t listen to Bexhill residents… Now a national association calls for change”

Case study – what a town council can do

Town councils are small, and they have a lot of freedom to create services that local people want, so they can focus on what is needed and what locals really care about, plus “nice-to-haves” which will make a difference to the town. There are town councils up and down the country serving their towns, givingContinue reading “Case study – what a town council can do”

What goes on at council meetings?

It is really interesting to find out. Many of the council meetings at the Town Hall are open to the public. At some of them you can even ask a question if you give notice, under a system Rother call “Public question time”. Rother is governed by a ‘Cabinet’ system, which means that many decisionsContinue reading “What goes on at council meetings?”

Would you vote for them again?

  What do you call a district council which has been in power for too long, and which denies the people of Bexhill a town council? Call time on it, perhaps….? Here are the Bexhill councillors who voted AGAINST creating a Town Council for their town: Central Ward – Joy Hughes and Abul Azad |Continue reading “Would you vote for them again?”

Don’t rain on East Parade

No further consultation is planned on the East Parade in Bexhill. Rother’s plans to improve it, entitled The Coastal Environments Corporate Project – East Parade Bexhill, are on the RDC website (Cabinet meeting 12th March 2018). But are they exciting? We do get a new building for the Sea Angling Club and a paying carContinue reading “Don’t rain on East Parade”

D4B Summary Income and Expenditure Accounts to Dec 2017

In the interests of openess and transparancy, this is the income and expenditure for D4B. DEMOCRACY 4 BEXHILL SUMMARY INCOME & EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT – 24 Oct 16 to 31 Dec 17 Income Cash setup donations by committee members 310.00 Launch meeting donations 243.11 Donations – committee members – bills & cash 454.09 Donations – IndividualContinue reading “D4B Summary Income and Expenditure Accounts to Dec 2017”