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Parish and town councils: recent issues

Published Tuesday, February 26, 2019

This note addresses a range of recent issues affecting parish and town councils.

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This note addresses a range of recent issues affecting parish and town councils. It includes an explanation of what they are and their place in the local government structure; the powers they can exercise; how they may be established and abolished; and how complaints about them may be pursued. It also includes details of some policy issues that have arisen in relation to parish and town councils in the mid-late 2010s.

This note applies to England only.

Commons Briefing papers SN04827

Author: Mark Sandford

Topic: Local government

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