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Establish a Borough & Bankside neighbourhood council

We the undersigned petition the council to Conduct a Community Governance Review in accordance with its duties under Section 80 of The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. We recommend that this results in the establishment of a neighbourhood council for the Borough & Bankside ward.

The Borough and Bankside area has a history of local governance dating back to The Liberty of the Clink in the Middle Ages. We believe the next chapter of this tradition lies in creating a neighbourhood council, the first tier of local government.

A neighbourhood council (NC) would confer three main benefits:

1) Residents would have a greater voice in the development of the local area. The NC would have to be consulted on all planning applications.

2) The NC could raise and spend money on local issues that concern residents. It could fund youth projects, crime reduction measures and transport schemes.

3) The NC could take responsibility for delivering improved local services to residents. It could run parks, leisure facilities and community centres.

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This ePetition ran from 24/03/2021 to 30/06/2021 and has now finished.

9 people signed this ePetition.