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Residents invited to give views on parish and town councils
2:00pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in News
PEOPLE in Purbeck can give their views on their parish and town councils.
Residents will be invited to give feedback as part of the Community Governance Review and will be able to say if their councils are effective and convenient, and if they reflect the identities and interests of their community.
Purbeck District Councillor Barry Quinn, deputy leader and efficiencies spokesman, said: “This review offers the opportunity to put in place strong, clearly defined boundaries that follow firm ground features and to remove any irregular parish boundaries.
“We believe that parish and town councils play an important role in community empowerment and are keen to ensure that governance continues to be robust and representative, and is able to meet the challenges ahead.”
The review started on January 7 and residents will be able to submit their views from February 4 to April 30.
Briefing meetings will take place in the Purbeck District Council Chamber at Westport House, Worgret Road, Wareham, on Wednesday, January 30 at 7pm, on Tuesday, February 5 at 3pm and on Friday, February 15 at 10.30am.
Submit views online at www. dorsetforyou.com/communitygovernance review/purbeck or by emailing email@example.com or by writing to the Democratic Services Manager, Purbeck District Council, Central Services, Westport House, Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PP.
Draft recommendations will be published in the summer following the review, and there will be a further chance for residents to comment on these later in the year.