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Community Governance Review consultation

The council received a valid petition on 23 July 2018 from local residents requesting the creation of a new parish council, ‘Spitalfields Town Council’, to be located within the two wards of Spitalfields and Banglatown and Weavers.

The petition was organised and submitted by Spitalfields Forum, the Spitalfields Society and Spitalfields Community Group. The council is now carrying out a community governance review under the provisions of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.

The review will consider whether a parish council should be created. The council is consulting all residents in these two affected wards as well as any other person, organisation or business who has an interest in the review.

Two consultation phases will take place as part of the review. The first phase, on the proposals as set out in the petition, ran from 8 October 2018 and closed on 31 December 2018.

A second consultation stage, putting forward the council’s draft recommendations, will take place in spring 2019.

The review must be complete by 22 July 2019. Consultation responses for both phases of the consultation will be published on our website. All personal information will be removed.

Email CGR@towerhamlets.gov.uk if you have any questions about the consultation, if you need a paper copy of the questionnaire or support to complete it.

Further supporting information is available:

The National Association of Local Councils has published a booklet called All About Local Councils. This booklet is for anyone wanting to know more about parish, town, community and neighbourhood councils.