March 2019

The Community Governance Review Petition calling for the creation of a town council in Spitalfields was submitted on the 23rd July 2018. It contained 324 valid petitioners. Tower Hamlets has now begun a statutory twelve-month Community Governance Review which will end in July 2019.

The first stage of the public consultation ended on 31 December 2018 and 61% of the people responding to the official online survey who lived in the area of the proposed parish said YES to the creation of a town council in Spitalfields & Banglatown.

The second stage of public consultations began on 6 March 2019 and will end on 28 May.

The Neighbourhood Forum welcomes the Community Governance Review currently taking place and will respect the recommendations of that review - whatever they are. The decision on community governance arrangements is now in the hands of local people.

To learn more about the town council campaign please visit their website:

To take part in the consultation please visit the consultation website: