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Community governance review
A petition has been submitted from 1623 local
government electors requesting that a Community Governance Review
is conducted to consider the establishment of Rochester Town
The petition has been verified as a valid
petition within the terms of the Local Government and Public
Involvement in Health Act 2007 (as amended) and so the Council
is obliged to carry out a review in accordance with the Act.
It should be noted that the terminology “Town
Council” is one of the authorised alternative styles for a Parish
Council allowed for by the Local Government Act 1972 and is
explicitly referred to in the petition as being the preferred
style. The area to which the review relates is shown on
The Council has agreed the Terms of
Reference for the review and authorised the Chief Legal
Officer, with a cross-party group of Councillors, to carry out the
review and report back to Full Council with the outcome of the
review and recommendations.
Further information about the review will be
posted on this page as the review gets underway.