Days left to give views on Bexhill's future governance


Days left to give views on Bexhill's future governance

Residents, local business owners and organisations have until October 31 to give their views on how Bexhill could be governed in the future.

More than 7,580 people have responded to the consultation so far, which has been extended to encourage more people to take part.


Originally the six week consultation was due to finish on Friday, October 13, but Rother District Council has extended the deadline to 5pm on Tuesday, October 31.

"We have had a very good response to the consultation so far," said Robin Patten, independent chairman of the review's steering group.

"It is important that as many groups are represented as possible and would urge people to take part. We are particularly keen to hear from people in their 20s, who continue to be under-represented."

The consultation invites people to choose from four options put forward;

  • No change with Bexhill continuing to be governed by the district council only

  • The creation of one parish council, to be styled as a town council, for the whole of Bexhill. This would be in addition to the district council

  • The creation of a Bexhill Area Committee comprising the 18 Bexhill district ward councillors. The area committee would be consulted on decision making, but would not have executive decision making powers

  • The creation of four parish councils for Bexhill - one for each of the East Sussex County Council's divisional boundaries. This would be in addition to the district council

To find out more information about the review and options, the process so far and to take part in the consultation, visit

The Steering Group is due to consider the outcome of the consultation in early November and the Overview Scrutiny Committee will the make final recommendations to Cabinet and Council, where a final decision is due to be made.



Published on Thursday, October 19, 2017

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