Monday, 28 April 2014


Residents can have their say on how Margate should be governed in the future at a meeting at 7pm on Friday 9 May in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, CT9 1XZ.
A public meeting is to be held by the council in May to give residents the opportunity to discuss the options available to them for the future local governance of the unparished areas of Margate. These areas include Margate Central, Westbrook, Westgate, Garlinge, Palm Bay and Cliftonville.
This ‘Community Governance Review’ is being undertaken to give residents the opportunity to choose what type of local governance they would prefer for Margate. The town is presently the only unparished town in Thanet and is currently governed locally by the Margate Charter Trustees.
Some of the other options available include: Parish/Town Councils, Community Forums, Community Development Trusts, Neighbourhood Management, Residents Associations and Community Associations. At the session the review process and options will be explained by the Democratic Services team who will then answer any questions.
Full information about the review consultation process, the options for local governance and how to respond to the consultation can be found on the council’s website
The full review will take place in three stages. This initial consultation is stage one of the review. Stage two will see residents’ responses considered by the council’s Boundary and Electoral Arrangements Working Party and draft recommendations made. Stage three will involve another public consultation on the draft recommendations and, informed by the results, final recommendations made to Full Council on 4 December 2014.

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