Residents in Kingston have launched an urgent motion to force a debate on the proposed constitutional changes which would BAN Change.org and 38 Degrees petitions, together with making it 23 times harder to force debates at Council meetings on issues affecting residents.
James Giles said: “Through a call-in, we saved the Fountain Roundabout. Through a community motion, we scrapped the CPZ hikes. The Council are now threatening to take our rights to call a motion away, and raise the call-in threshold to 2310, making any challenge of their decisions near impossible.
“They haven’t ruled out putting CPZ prices up in the future, or guaranteeing the future of the roundabout – and I believe they’ll sneak these in through the backdoor if they’re allowed to get away with it.
“Please join me in signing this motion which calls on them to put residents first and stop these plans to take away our rights to scrutinise them – we are supposedly a democracy, but they’re turning the Council into a dictatorship.”
The council will debate these changes on Tuesday 15th October at 7:30pm, at the Guildhall in Kingston. All are welcome.
Sign the motion here:
COMMUNITY MOTION: Demand Better Resident Engagement! - AND write to your councillorsRead the petition
We will also send a copy of your submission to councillors, urging them to also back the campaign.