Community Governance Review of Bexhill-on-Sea

Community Governance Review of Bexhill-on-Sea

This community governance review applies to the 9 wards of Bexhill-on-Sea. The review has completed the second and final consultation stage.

This consultation ran from 1 September 2017 to 5pm on 31 October 2017 and is CLOSED.

What happens next?  The Community Governance Review Steering Group met on Thursday 9 November to consider the outcome of the consultation and recommended that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Monday 27 November 2017 , Cabinet (4 December, 11 am) and full Council (18 December, 6:30 pm) should consider and debate all four options and all submitted information.

Overview and Scrutiny Committee's agenda for their meeting at 4pm on 27 November can be found here.

For the consultation, we invited everyone, including all local organisations and businesses, to take part in this consultation and send us any information you wanted the Council to take into account.

You could choose your preferred option from the Council's short listed options.  We highly recommended reading the background information before making your choice.

The options were:

Option One: No change, the current community governance arrangement would remain unchanged. Please read Option One

Option Two:  The creation of one parish council for the whole of Bexhill (to be styled as a town council).  A parish council is created for the whole of Bexhill-on-Sea, to be styled as Bexhill Town Council.   Please read Option Two

Option Three: The creation of a Bexhill Area Committee.   An area committee is created for Bexhill-on-Sea, comprising the 18 Bexhill district ward councillors. Please read Option Three

Option Four: The creation of four parish councils for Bexhill, one parish council each for the East Sussex County Council's divisional boundaries of North, East, South and West Bexhill.  Please read   Option Four

The Council does not have a preferred option, at this stage.  Results are being analysed.  The first consideration of the analysed responses will be at the next meeting of the Bexhill Community Governance Steering Group on 9 November 2017.

Consultation Information Pack (pdf): pdf icon Information Pack [2Mb]

Making Your Response - Once you have read about the options here is how to tell the Council the option you prefer.

Residents could respond through an online response form, which is now closed.

All written responses, received in any format were accepted.

Local businesses, business groups, other groups, clubs, associations, public bodies, other organisations and individuals sent in any detailed information or evidence they wished the Council to take into account by emailing consultations@rother.gov.uk 

Please do not duplicate other or previous submissions as they will not be counted.  We will not accept anonymous responses.

If you have any questions please email consultations@rother.gov.uk or write to Bexhill Community Governance Review, Rother District Council, Bexhill on Sea, TN39 3JX.

 

Option One: No change to local governance Information about how Bexhill is currently governed. The option is not to change these arrangements. Find out more about Option One: No change to local governance
Option Two: one parish council for the whole of Bexhill Information on the option to create one parish council for the whole of Bexhill, to be styled Bexhill Town Council. Find out more about Option Two: one parish council for the whole of Bexhill
Option Three: the creation of an area committee for Bexhill Information about option three, the creation of an area committee for Bexhill, comprising the 18 district ward councillors who represent the 9 wards in Bexhill. Find out more about Option Three: the creation of an area committee for Bexhill
Option Four: the creation of four parish councils for North, East, South and West Bexhill Information on option four, the creation of four parish councils created on the boundaries of the current East Sussex County Council divisions in Bexhill Namely North Bexhill Parish Council, East Bexhill Parish Council, South Bexhill Parish Council, West Bexhill Parish Council. Find out more about Option Four: the creation of four parish councils for North, East, South and West Bexhill
Frequently Asked Questions on Stage Two Frequently asked questions on stage two of the governance review for Bexhill. This article will be updated over the consultation period. Find out more about Frequently Asked Questions on Stage Two
First Phase Articles from the first round of consultation, when the Council asked for more information about any possible governance models for Bexhill. Find out more about First Phase
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