Views on Bexhill Parish Council budget invited

Bexhill residents and interested groups are being invited to give their views on the new Bexhill-on-Sea Parish Council’s first budget.

Councillors agreed in November that when setting the new council’s first budget for 2021/22, the Rother’s Community Governance Review Steering Group would take into account representations from organisations and individuals who wished to express a view. 

As a minimum, the 2021/22 budget will need to include costs to cover the initial set up of the new council, employee costs, election costs of the 18 new Bexhill-on-Sea Parish councillors and the first years’ operation costs.

The Community Governance Review Steering Group is due to meet on Thursday, January 21 to consider the budget, and representations are invited. 

Any representations should be submitted by Friday, January 15 to be included in the papers for the meeting, which will include the indicative costs; any comments received after this date will circulated separately.  

Following the meeting, the Rother District Council’s Chief Executive, Malcolm Johnston and Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transition Bexhill Town Council, Cllr Christine Bayliss will approve the final budget to be agreed by full council in February.

Cllr Bayliss said:  “We are very mindful that we are in the middle of a pandemic and need to make sure that the new Town Council is affordable. On the other hand, newly elected parish councillors have to have the resources to do their job. We welcome views of how we get this balance right.”

Representations should be sent by email to democraticservices@rother.gov.uk

The agenda will be published at the following link: https://rother.moderngov.co.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=247&Year=0

Members of the public will be able to watch the meeting via the live YouTube broadcast.

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Published: 8th January 2021