The Community Council will charge us more Council tax! Community councils can add a small amount to the Council Tax to run local services but they can offset these with fees and charges and the proceeds from a Community Infrastructure Levy on new planning developments. Remember, all the local Councillors elected will be your neighbours and they won;t want to see unnecessary expenditure either!
It’s just another layer of Government; Yes, but it’s the closest layer to the community.
There will be liabilities in running community facilities; These would only be transferred to the Community Council with appropriate financial support from Hackney.
The local community would have to manage cuts for the Council; It’s inevitable that there will be cuts to services over the next few years. We need a strong local voice to defend them.
The same old faces will be running the show. A more local Council will mean that people will have reason to take part. Everything the Council does will affect almost everyone.