Posts and featured articles relating to D4B
- Steering Group meets for final details
On Monday 27 January 2020, at the town hall at 2pm, Rother’s Community Governance Review Steering Group will meet to agree how the consultation will be organised, and what the leaflets and other publicity will say. The public can observe. Do come along! All these steps are precious. Thank you. The papers for the meeting will be posted on Rother’s site here.
- Bexhill Turns out in Force
At the public meeting on Saturday 18th Jan, over 250 people came to hear about what amazing things other town or parish councils are already doing. We also reflected on what we would want for Bexhill, and how we get good value for money. Before the meeting, everyone was asked to submit two priorities for a town council to tackle. A video kicked off the meeting, and the meeting was live streamed. The recorded live stream can be seen on Facebook
- Public meeting Saturday 18th January. What would a Bexhill town council do?
On Saturday 18th January 2020 at 1030 am, at St Barnabas Church, Sea Road, Bexhill, a public meeting will give us the chance to hear from other towns on how their town councils work, and what they do. More importantly, we can all put our ideas forward on what matters to us. Come along and bring your friends! Free entry and refreshments.
The great speakers include:
Councillor Christine Bayliss, Chair of the Community Governance Review Steering Group, Rother District Council
Peter MacFadyen, a pioneer at Frome Town Council in Somerset and author of “Flatpack Democracy”
Sue Baxter, Chair of the National Association of Local Councils
Tony Steer from Bolney Parish Council
James Corrigan, Town Clerk, Seaford Town Council
Claire Baldry, Bexhill resident.
Anyone at any age can feel lonely. Loneliness reduces the quality of life and has an impact on health and wellbeing. This Guide, just produced by The National Association of Local Councils and the Local Government Association, gives practical advice and case studies on what parish and town councils can do and are doing to help. Bexhill could do it too!
Friends of the Earth say “Parish and town councils may not be as powerful as local authorities but they can “do their bit” in addressing the climate and nature emergency and be a force for change.” Lets get a town council so we can act on this!
Within 100 years or less sea level maps indicate parts [of] Bexhill could be inundated. Areas of west Bexhill, Egerton Park, de Le Warr Pavillion, parts of the promenade, and railway lines, are all at risk. Bexhill has no specific flood plan. A Town Council could help form such a plan