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Your views needed on possible new Town Council

Written by on 10 January 2018

Sheerness residents are being asked their views on whether a new town council should be set up

Last month Swale Borough Council approved plans to carry out a community governance review – the first step towards setting up a new town council
after a 635-signature petition was submitted in the summer.

Swale currently has two town councils, Queenborough and Faversham, as well as 33 parish councils.

The role of town councils varies, but they can be responsible for looking after certain local facilities such as allotments, bus shelters, parks, playgrounds and public toilets, paid for through an additional charge on residents’ council tax bill called a precept.

Information about the consultation is being sent to residents in the affected areas asking them their views, and information sessions are being held at Sheerness Gateway on: Wednesday, 31 January, 6pm – 8pm

The consultation closes on 2 March and the feedback will inform a report on whether to go ahead with setting up the town council.

If this is approved, a further consultation will take place about what it would look like.

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