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Plans to establish Spitalfields Parish Council rejected

Published 22nd July 2019

Tower Hamlets London Borough has rejected calls to establish a parish council for the Spitalfields area, in what would have been only the second local council in London. Councillors accepted a recommendation from Chief Executive Will Tuckley that proposals to set up or hold a referendum be rejected.

He told the full council meeting on Wednesday, 17th July: "There is not significant support for the creation of a parish council, either within the area or within the broader community. A parish would not be reflective of the identity and interests of the whole community."

Just over 60 percent of Spitalfields residents who filled in a consultation had said they were not in favour of the parish council.

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