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Topic: Local councils

  UK Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions
The relatively small number of councils indicating that the current limit on s137 expenditure had restricted their activities in recent years tended to be those which had the longest track records in using this power; those representing parishes with populations of 10,000 or more and were predominantly town or urban councils.
Where councils do not have specific powers to enable them to develop their role, s137 of the Local Government Act 1972 has been seen as a possible means of providing scope for further local council expenditure.
However, there were instances of councils of all population sizes, locations and types, indicating that their failure to respond to local needs as they would have liked was due the current s137 limit and the regulations governing the use of this power.
www.local.odpm.gov.uk /research/parishes.htm   (1811 words)

 UK Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Local stakeholders best understand what variations in funding are needed: it is not possible to devise a national formula that reflects every variation in local need.
But the Government intends to work with local authorities and other stakeholders to secure greater simplicity in the Fair Funding formulae and ensure that the needs of deprived pupils are properly addressed through the allocations to schools and hence to the pupils they serve.
But we are clear that most of the aims of a good local government finance system, in paragraph 1.3, apply just as strongly to police and fire authorities as they do to other bodies.
www.local.dtlr.gov.uk /greenpap/part6.htm   (2887 words)

 Council Websites — Western Australian Whole of Local Government Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Over 1200 proud and friendly locals are keen to welcome all visitors and prospective residents to Corrigin and hope that you will enjoy our town as much as we do.
The first local government administration centre/office was built in 1898 in Northampton, new offices were built in 1957 and were extensively extended and modified in 1984 and again in 2001.
The Shire of Woodanilling is predominantly a sheep and grain producing area and it is the economic mainstay of the area.
www.councils.wa.gov.au /directory/council_websites   (6217 words)

 Local government in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2000 Parliament passed the Local Government Act 2000 to force councils to move to an executive-based system, either with the council leader and a cabinet acting as an executive authority, or with a directly-elected mayor, either with a mayor and cabinet drawn from the councillors; or a mayor and council manager.
Councils such as districts, counties and unitaries are known as principal local authorities in order to differentiate them in their legal status from parish and town councils, which are not uniform in their existence.
In borough councils not to have adopted a directly-elected mayor; the chair of the council is the mayor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Local_government_in_the_United_Kingdom   (4043 words)

The local councils of the European Movement developed as a consequence of expressed interests in a specific region and initiatives of the members of EMinS in the concerned regions.
The local councils contribute to the creation of free, modern, and democratic society in order to join the European family in the easiest and shortest possible way.
The objectives of the local councils are realized through different methods and usage of multi-disciplinary and diverse structure of the local councils' membership.
www.emins.org /english/network/local.htm   (705 words)

 Best Practice: NKF Affiliate Relationships with Local Professional Councils   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Local membership dues and revenue from Council fundraising activities are kept as part of the NKF Affiliate general operating funds.
Council expenses, agreed upon in advance, are paid from this fund and the remaining funds are kept to support Affiliate general operations.
The Council supports the goals of the NKF by working toward the improved care and treatment of those afflicted with diseases of the kidney and urinary tract through improved methods and services in the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases and disorders.
www.kidney.org /Professionals/profCouncilsBP.cfm   (4160 words)

 Local Government Association of Tasmania - Welcome - LGAT
The Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) is the voice of local government to other governments, interested stakeholders and the wider community.
LGAT provides specialist services to its member councils including policy and strategic support, information and learning for local government elected members and officers and procurement of employee relations and insurance services.
The Local Government Association of Tasmania supports local councils so that they, in turn, are well placed to serve their communities.
www.lgat.tas.gov.au   (154 words)

 Hostelling International USA
At a local council, you can learn about programs such as educational travel seminars, and find out about local activities and volunteer opportunities.
Travel Centers are located at local council offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minnesota, Missouri and Pennsylvania..
See what activities are going on at your local council.
www.hiusa.org /about/loc-councils.shtml   (427 words)

 Local Councils
All flight attendants working for the same airline and assigned to the same domicile form the Local Council.
The President, Vice President and Secretary of each Council, elected by the members of that Local Council to a three-year term, form the Local Executive Council (LEC).
If you are an AFA Council 9 Member based in DEN, your CWA Local Number is 27009.
www.unitedafa.org /councils/default.asp   (79 words)

 Local Health Councils Overview - Division of Health Access & Tobacco
Each council's district is designated in Section 408.032, F.S. The Board of Directors of these councils are composed of health care providers, purchasers and nongovernmental consumers.
Local health councils develop district health plans containing data, analysis and recommendations that relate to health care status and needs in the community.
Local health councils study the impact of various initiatives on the health care system, provide assistance to the public and private sectors, and create and disseminate materials designed to increase their communities’ understanding of health care issues.
www.doh.state.fl.us /Workforce/HealthCouncils/LHC_Index.html   (194 words)

 Local Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The lowest level is the Local Council I (LC 1 or LC I), and is responsible for a village or, in the case of towns or cities, a neighborhood.
The election of Resistance Council representatives was the first direct experience of many Ugandans with democracy after many decades of varying levels of authoritarianism and the replication of the structure up to the district level has been credited with helping even people at the local level understand the higher level political structures.
Each Local Council has a certain number of identical positions, such as Chairman, Vice-Chairman, etc. As each position must be filled for each of the five LC levels, it requires Ugandan citizens to make a large number of choices when filling out ballots.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Local_Council   (392 words)

 BBC NEWS | Politics | Do local elections matter?
Turnout continues to be low in council polls - in 2003 it was 36% on average in England, in 2004, when European elections were held the same day, it was 41%.
About 150 councils are signed up to the campaign, whose initiatives include clearly branding services as being run by councils or sending A-Zs of council services to every household.
But even the strongest advocates of local government admit councillors' hands are often tied by national targets and the fact that 75% of what councils spend comes from central government.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/4920536.stm   (830 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Egypt | Local councils in limbo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The mandate was due to expire on 15 April, after which new local council elections would have been held.
The goal would be to decentralise the performance of local councils and provide them with greater supervisory powers.
Bakri and Brotherhood MPs proposed that the municipal council elections be postponed for just six months, but their proposals were rejected.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2006/782/eg2.htm   (636 words)

 Chicago Public Schools
Local School Councils are the site-based management team of each school.
Local School Councils are made up of the principal, teachers, parents and community members.
There are a number of instructional learning sessions provided for local school council members to enhance their knowledge of how LSCs operate and their role as a LSC member.
www.cps.k12.il.us /AboutCPS/Departments/OSCR/local_school_councils.html   (395 words)

 About Local Government LGIP
The work of our local authorities is essential to the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of our communities.
Local government makes decisions about local issues and services, having regard to local needs and priorities.
There are 85 local authorities in New Zealand - regional, city and district councils – between them representing all areas of New Zealand.
www.localcouncils.govt.nz /LGIP.nsf/wpg_URL/About-Local-Government-Index?OpenDocument   (344 words)

 Center For Progressive Leadership - Regional Councils
The Councils attract respected political leaders to headline fundraising events and act as advocates for CPL and its leaders.
This support includes coaching and mentoring the fellows in political and leadership skills, hosting local events honoring their accomplishments, linking fellows to local progressive political networks, and helping fellows to attract media recognition for their efforts.
If you would like to start a new Regional Council in your area or are looking for other ways to support CPL please complete the form in the Get Involved section and our Director of Outreach will contact you with further information.
www.progressleaders.org /regionalcouncils/index.htm   (347 words)

 Queensland Arts Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In Queensland there are over 60 Local Arts Councils (LACs) that work to encourage artistic expression, provide opportunities for participation in cultural experiences in many forms and act as a catalyst for making their community a dynamic and vital place to live. 
Local Arts Councils are staffed by volunteers and encourage artistic expression and provide opportunities for participation in cultural experiences of many forms.
Local Arts Councils are independantly incorporated bodies that, through their affiliation to Queensland Arts Council, bring the world of the Arts to their towns.
www.qac.org.au /htm/local-councils.asp   (275 words)

 WA Local Government Association - Welcome
Increasingly local communities across Western Australia are losing confidence in Local Government Minister Jon Ford with the level of unrest heightened by the State Government’s push to change the Council election system.
Local Government Recognised Nationally while Ignored in WA An unprecedented resolution that is hoped will lead to constitutional recognition of Local Government has been passed by the Australian Parliament as the WA State Government continues to ignore the sector.
Overcoming the severe skills shortage facing Local Government is a key objective of a new television advertising campaign to be launched this weekend.
www.walga.asn.au   (647 words)

 Local Councils Directory :: LGP
Local Government and Planning maintains a comprehensive Local Government Directory which provides contact details and locality maps for all 125 Queensland local councils plus the 15 Aboriginal Shire councils and 17 Island councils currently in transition to full council status.
The complete directory provides contact details, locality map, location map, details of council officers and links to local laws and local area population and housing statistics for most Queensland councils.
A list of council email addresses (for multiple emails) is also available, plus contact details for the various Regional Organisations of Councils (ROCs).
www.lgp.qld.gov.au /?id=48   (216 words)

 Local Councils   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Nottinghamshire County Council is a first-tier local authority.
Parish and Town councils have a wide range of functions and are the most local form of democratically elected local government.
The main difference between local authorities (councils) and other public bodies is that councils are controlled by councillors who are elected by the public.
www.bassetlaw.gov.uk /txtOnly/local_councils   (297 words)

 Shropshire Association of Local Councils | Shropshire County Council
Membership is open to all local councils and parish meetings on payment of a small annual subscription.
We speak for local councils on matters affecting them which arise in Shropshire and the Borough of Telford & Wrekin by direct representations to the local authorities, health authorities, water companies and other public utilities etc.
We regularly liaise with the District, County and Borough Councils to strengthen and improve communications between the three tiers of local government and promote partnership working.
www.shropshire.gov.uk /salc.nsf   (273 words)

 Local Government Association (LGA)
We need to see the full extent of the powers in transport, planning, housing, skills, welfare, and economic development which are actually going to be devolved from regional and national government to councils.
This, together with the ability for councils to retain more of the taxes already raised locally, will turn the rhetoric of devolution into reality.
"Local government itself will rise to the challenge of a more devolved system, to be relentless in driving for improvement, ambitious for our communities, strong in partnership working, and more responsive and accountable to those we represent."
www.lga.gov.uk   (331 words)

 Local Government Online - Default
Tank Farm talks fail to reach deal The Auckland Regional Council will lead the Tank Farm development on the Auckland waterfront after negotiations for a joint venture with Auckland...
Rotorua trio making their mark in China Nanjing developers have selected work by three local artists to be created for their Rotorua township project...
Council Briefs (Tararua District Council, 26 Oct 2006)
www.localgovt.co.nz   (2058 words)

 www.shepway.gov.uk - Home (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Council is required to review an award of Council Tax discount on a regular basis to ensure that the person claiming is still entitled and that our records are kept up to date.
A group of young people spent a weekend in 300 acres of woods, navigating in the dark, crawling through muddy tunnels and testing their nerve dangling 35 feet from trees – and all as a reward for good behaviour.
Staff at Shepway Council raised £225 for the Kent Air Ambulance Trust when they ‘dressed down’ on Friday (15 September) and paid £1 to wear their jeans to work.
www.shepway.gov.uk.cob-web.org:8888   (445 words)

 Department of Local Government - Home Page
The NSW Department of Local Government has provided funding to a partnership comprising the Australian Companion Animal Council Incorporated, Delta Society Australia Limited, Australian Veterinary Association Ltd, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NSW, and Animal Welfare League NSW.
The Septic Safe Program is a statewide partnership between the NSW Government, local councils and industry formed to support better management of on-site sewage management systems.
While the data contained in this website has been formulated with all due care, the Department of Local Government does not warrant or represent that the data is free from errors or omission and takes no responsibility for any use of data provided.
www.dlg.nsw.gov.au   (258 words)

 National Association of Local Councils: Representing 10,000 parish and town councils
This is the National Association of Local Councils.
We represent the 10,000 community, parish and town councils in England and Wales, in partnership with county associations.
Which councils have been recognised for their achievements in communications.
www.nalc.gov.uk   (192 words)

 local.gov.uk | Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Council leaders have set out their bold new vision for how power should be removed from Whitehall and put into the hands of local people, voluntary organisations and local councils.
A poll published by the Local Government Association has revealed that almost two thirds of the public believe giving local people and local authorities more control over bus routes will lead to an improvement in services
The gateway to news, information, resources and services for local authorities provided by the national local government organisations.
www.local.gov.uk   (266 words)

 NAEPC - Local Councils
We have over 200 Local Estate Planning Councils affiliated with the NAEPC.
This section of our web site provides a directory of all of our affiliated councils, with each Local Council having its own web site.
The directory is searchable to allow you to locate an Estate Planning Council near you.
www.naepc.org /search_councils.web   (51 words)

 Department of Local Government - Local Government Directory
The Local Government Directory is produced from information supplied to the Department of Local Government by local government organisations.
For faster access to a council's information choose from the alphabetical groupings.
Council contact details can also be downloaded in text and Excel format from our Download Area
www.dlg.nsw.gov.au /dlg/dlghome/dlg_LocalGovDirectory.asp?index=1   (134 words)

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