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Definition of District Council

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of District Council : A *local authority whose area is a *district. A district council has certain exclusive responsibilities (e.g. housing and local planning) and shares others (e.g. recreation, town and country planning) with the council of the county to which the district belongs. Some responsibilities (e.g. education and the personal social services) belong to the district council if the district is metropolitan, but to the county council if it is not. If a district has the style of borough, its council is called a borough council and its chairman the mayor. The *Local Government Commission for England began work in 1992 on a review of local authorities with a view to establishing unitary (single-tier) authorities (*unitary authority; single-tier authority). This has led to wider powers for district councils and to some amalgamations and boundary revision.

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  • Article Name: District Council
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of District Council In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of District Council : [...]

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