Monday, 3 March 2014
Speak up for local governance in Margate
All residents of Thanet are being asked to give the council their views on local governance in Margate.
A Community Governance Review exploring options for the future local governance of Margate has been launched by Thanet District Council today (Monday 3 March).
The review consultation, which will run until Monday 2 June, is open to residents, businesses and stakeholders and provides an opportunity for local community groups to submit their views on how they might like to represent Margate in the future. The outcome of the review will play a role in helping to shape local services, and deal with the issues that matter most to the Margate community.
The review will take place in three stages. This consultation is stage one of the review. Stage two will see responses considered by the council’s Boundary and Electoral Arrangements Working Party and draft recommendations made. Stage three will involve a public consultation on the draft recommendations and final recommendations made to Full Council on 4 December 2014.
A public meeting to discuss the different options will be held in the Council Chamber at the Thanet District Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate at 5pm on 25 March 2014. If you would like to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01843 577500 by Monday 17 March.
Cabinet Member for Housing and Chair of the Boundary and Electoral Arrangements Working Party Cllr. David Green said: “The Localism Bill has opened up the discussion on the future of local government, which could see the creation of local community groups, as well as Parish/Town councils, to help to deliver more focused services. This review is an opportunity for all of Thanet to enter the debate and help create a vision for the area’s future governance. I would urge all Margate residents and groups to take part and look forward to the outcome of the review.”
Visit www.thanet.gov.uk/speakup for more information about the Community Governance Review for Margate and to take part in the consultation.