Deptford launches parish council campaign
A second parish council in London moved a step closer today with the press launch of a campaign by organisers of the Deptford Festival to strengthen local democracy in the area, a move strongly welcomed by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).
Cllr Ken Browse, chairman of NALC said: "I'm delighted to support the campaign to set up a new parish council in Deptford as this will give more power to the people, providing the community with a democratic voice and accountable structure for taking action on local priorities.
"Deptford joins the devolution revolution that is taking place up and down the country with scores of communities in the process of setting up new parish and town councils.
"NALC was instrumental in helping set up London's first parish council in Queen's Park, Westminster and the country's largest in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and we will help the Deptford campaign in any way we can."