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”

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?”

What could a town council actually do?

People have got fired up by the positive opportunities which a town council can offer!  But what are they? Some people have asked us for more examples of what town councils can do. Well Dunstable provides social activities for people of all ages, including lunch clubs for the over 55’s and over 75’s, National PlayContinue reading “What could a town council actually do?”

What options are Rother offering?

Option 1 – No change All decisions about services provided in Bexhill would continue to be made by the 38 Rother councillors, the majority of whom are not elected by Bexhill residents and so can always out-vote the Bexhill members. Also, we would continue to pay the Bexhill Special Expenses tax averaging at £40 perContinue reading “What options are Rother offering?”

What could a Bexhill Town Council do?

What could a Bexhill Town Council do? Rother District Council is holding a consultation called a Community Governance Review, to ask the public if they would like Bexhill to have more local representation, and if so what form it should take. Everyone of any age living or working in Bexhill is now being asked toContinue reading “What could a Bexhill Town Council do?”