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Can a cllr present a motion that will start a referendum?

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Can a serving cllr propose a motion to be debated by their council to have a referendum on a particular matter [ ie a referendum on the abolition or retention of a parish council by its residents] that if accepted would have to be progressed by  the parish council and then the district council?
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It sounds that you have an interesting situation there! I see no reason why a member should not be able to propose such an item for discussion (his reasons for doing so are not obvious to me though).

The process of abolishing a PC is an elongated one and quite rare (only 1 in 10 years to 2008 I believe. Smaller Parishes <150 electors have a simpler process.

I would be interested to know the arguments put forward by this particular councillor, if you are able to report them
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