My thoughts and resident thoughts on Urban Parishing

I recently saw a post on Streetlife bemoaning urban parishing, the Kennington Forum and the costs involved.

At the time, I was one of only a handful of Councillors who strongly opposed this decision and I did make a posting regarding this at the time- here again by way of the link.:

Urban Parishing

The post in Streetlife by a resident was right- your council tax will rise considerably. Currently Ashford non- parished areas enjoy council tax that is up to £100 less than parished areas. It will be vital to hold your new parish Council to account – the best way to do this is to put yourself forward at the tie selections are made as a candidate for the Council- there will be 16 Councillors and I believe Little Burton will be represented by 4 members. I will post detail nearer the time.

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