To: City of York Council

Petition to create Acomb Town Council

Petition to create Acomb Town Council

We understand that Acomb is a non-parish suburb in York. However, a plan for a Town Council for Acomb should be actively pursued.

The formation of an independent Town Council for Acomb would mean better direct access to government funds and grants. This could benefit the community by being channelled into local projects and would open many opportunities for the area and its residents with a more tangible impact.

The status ‘Town Council’ should be used over ‘Parish Council’ due to Acomb having a sizable population and to reflect the range of services that would be available to local residents. Also, there is already an existing Acomb Parish Council in Northumberland.

We would become York's largest civil parish, leading the way for local voices and local decision making, giving residents more power and a say in how we can shape our community.

Why is this important?

Acomb is a non-parish suburb in York. With a growing population of around 22,215, Acomb is the largest of all areas of the city. However, a plan for a Town Council for Acomb should be actively pursued. With the City of York Council too busy playing playground politics among political parties, refusing to listen to our community and leaving parks and play areas in Acomb to despair; we are campaigning to create Acomb Town Council.

The formation of an independent Town Council for Acomb would mean better direct access to government funds and grants. This could benefit the community by being channelled into local projects and would open many opportunities for the area and its residents with a more tangible impact.

The status ‘Town Council’ should be used over ‘Parish Council’ due to Acomb having a sizable population and to reflect the range of services that would be available to local residents. Also, there is already an existing Acomb Parish Council in Northumberland.

If successful, the newly formed Town Council can provide services around litter, parking, crime prevention, public toilets, community hubs, libraries, parks, and green spaces.

We would become York's largest civil parish, leading the way for local voices and local decision making, giving residents more power and a say in how we can shape our community.

To do this, we NEED a petition containing the signatures of at least 7.5% of Acomb residents, which is roughly 1,600 people, which I am sure we can achieve!

If you are a resident and/or you work in Acomb, please sign the petition and share far and wide so we can create Acomb Town Council.

Acomb, York, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • A local town council would represent the interests of Acomb and provide a focus for the community to identify concerns and projects, and endeavour to solve them locally as a community. The town council would be a group of democratically elected members who knows Acomb a lot better than the city council.