01-08-2016At the Full Council meeting on the 28th July it was agreed that there would be no change to the current local government system and that there would be no Funtley Parish Council.
Funtley Village Society say that the consultation of the creation of a parish council has been ignored by Fareham Borough Council. 74.5% of Funtley residents want, and are obviously prepared topay the extra precept for their own parish council yet those in the Tower of Power think that a simple talking shop is all that is required.
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The Funtley Village Society received notice of this proposed development on Funtley Road from the Railway Bridge and up to Honey Lane last week and we have very carefully examined these proposals and have considered our response.
This response is our collective view only.
On 27th January members of the Funtley Village Society gave a presentation about our Parish Council campaign at the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), New Councils event. The day at Sutton Coldfield town hall brought together community groups from all over England campaigning to become new Parish Councils. Funtley’s campaign was presented by Ed Morell and Ruth Saunders. It was good to hear other campaigns presentations and discover that the majority of community groups had positive support from their Councillors and Councils. The leader of Birmingham City Council the largest council in Europe, Cllr John Clancy, was in attendance. He praised the efforts of local campaigns throughout England to form new parish councils, as he described it as the "evolution of devolution". His statement was supported by Cllr Anne Underwood, speaking on behalf of the conservatives on Birmingham City Council.