Community Governance Review


Tower Hamlets will spend the next year deciding what to do. This process is called a ‘Community Governance Review’ and it must be completed within twelve months.

They are consulting local people about their views on our proposal. They want local people from the area affected by the proposal to get in touch and tell them what they think.

We need as many people as possible to take part in the consultation and say YES to better local government.

This second stage of public consultation began on 6th March 2019 and will end three months later on 28th May.

You will be asked the following questions:

  1. Which option do you support?

    You should select Option 1 “Create a new parish (local) council to be called Spitalfields & Banglatown”

  2. If a parish council was to be created, which boundaries displayed in the map above, do you think best balances the identity of the area, would be best for the delivery of services and follows clear natural boundaries?

    We recommend you select “Boundary option I” (yes, they have made it confusing) which includes Areas ABC.

  3. The council is considering other forms of community governance. If a parish council is not created, which other (non-parish) forms of community involvement or engagement should we consider? Tick as many as you wish:

    We want a parish so we recommend you choose “None of the above”. We feel that the vague alternative models listed here are unexplained, they are all un-elected and undemocratic and they can be scrapped or have their funding cut off by Tower Hamlets at any time. Other forms of community governance cannot bring about lasting change for the better.

  4. Do you have any other comments? (e.g. proposed name, other boundary options we’ve not included) Is there anything else you would like us to consider in making our decision?

    You might want to add your own comment here or you could just leave it blank.

The rest of the survey consists of questions about you so Tower Hamlets can monitor the diversity of the people taking part.

If you have changed your mind and want to do the consultation again, you can. The most recent submission you make will be your final submission.

To take part in the Community Governance Review Consultation go this page on the Tower Hamlets website: