Councillors Act To Avert Crisis

Five City Councillors today submitted a requisition for a Special City Council to be held next week to debate the Council’s collective submission to the Local Government Boundary Commission regarding the creation of 44 new one-Member Wards to replace the current 20 three-Member Wards.

The Administration & Appeals Committee has been convened specially to consider the submission next Wednesday, 9th June 2010. Since the closing date for submissions to the Local Government Boundary Commission is Friday 11th June it is clearly vital that a Special Full Council be convened on Thursday 10th June.

Since at this very late stage no such Special Council notice has been issued I have today, with the support of Cllrs Pauline Joynson, Mike Barnes, Mick Bell and Janine Bridges submitted a requisition to the Lord Mayor requesting that a Special Full Council be called. The last date for issuing such a summons is tomorrow, Wednesday 2nd June to meet the required 7 days notice for such a meeting.

It was still unclear at the close of business today when the Report setting out the Council’s submission would be available.

However, now at least, a Special Full Council will be called thus avoiding the debacle of having no properly approved submission to make to the Bounday Commission

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