Borough and parish councils join together to represent local residents
Published on 11th April 2013
Cheltenham Borough Council has this week published a new agreement with its five parish councils.
Councillor Steve Jordan, leader of the borough council and representatives from Charlton Kings, Leckhampton with Warden Hill, Prestbury, Up Hatherley and Swindon Parish Councils signed up to the 2nd edition of the Cheltenham Charter, during their quarterly ‘C5’ meeting. The first charter was published in 2008, and the C5 parish council liaison group worked with borough officers to produce the new, revised edition which was approved by cabinet earlier in the year.
Councillor Steve Jordan said: ‘’The signing of the new charter is both a commitment to and a celebration of the long-standing agreement between the borough and parish councils. It’s vital that we continue to work together to represent the needs and aspirations of all Cheltenham residents, as well as providing them with effective and efficient services.’’
The charter recognises the contribution each party makes to the governance of the borough, and lays out the commitments between the authorities.
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