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  Unitary authority - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single-tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area.
Typically unitary authorities cover large towns or cities, which are large enough to be independent of county or regional administration.
In New Zealand a unitary authority is a territorial authority (district or city) which also performs the functions of a regional council.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/u/n/i/Unitary_authority.html   (724 words)

 Unitary authority information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In the United Kingdom, "Unitary Authorities" are English or Welsh local authorities set up by the Local Government Act 1992 which form a single tier of local government, and are responsible for almost all local government functions within their areas.
Local authorities in Scotland are unitary in nature, being known as "Councils"; the phrase "Unitary Authority" is not commonly used as a designation.
Local Authorities in Wales are unitary in nature, being known as "County Councils" or "County Borough Councils" but not generally as "Unitary Authorities" except within legislation.
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 Unitary authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A unitary authority is a type of local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area.
It is likely the formation of an authority in north west Kent consisting of Dartford and neighbouring Gravesham probably failed in part because the local population opposed the move, fearing that a small administration separated from Kent would eventually be swallowed up by Greater London immediately to their west.
Local Authorities in Wales are unitary in nature, being known as "County Councils" or "County Borough Councils" but not generally as "Unitary Authorities" except within legislation (see Whitaker's Almanack).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Unitary_authority   (1216 words)

 Administrative divisions of Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are five cities in total in Wales — in addition to the three unitary authorities with City status, the communities of Bangor and St David's also have the status.
The table shows the area and population of administrative counties in Wales and Monmouthshire as recorded at the censuses of 1891 and 1961.
Monmouthshire's status as a county of Wales was ambiguous until 1974.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Subdivisions_of_Wales   (618 words)

 The National Gazetteer of Wales - Administrative Wales
Under the Local Government Act 1972 the registration districts of Wales are sub-divisions of the local government principal areas (note, however, that the registration service is not a responsibilty of the unitary authorities).
In Wales these "counties" are deemed to be the preserved counties of the LGA 1972.
Hence, in Wales, the sheriffs are appointed to the areas of the preserved counties.
homepage.ntlworld.com /geogdata/ngw/admin.htm   (2417 words)

 Rhodri Morgan - Wednesday 16th October
An effective authority will ensure that social services is at or near the centre of the agenda when decisions are taken about resources, about supporting the broader health agenda, and about tackling the difficult issues which foster social exclusion and deprivation.
In Wales 73% of those questioned thought that ending child abuse killings was the most important issue for the government to act on.
Wales is a relatively small nation and it is important that we work together to pool expertise and ideas.
www.adss.org.uk /events/2002/rhodrimorgan.shtml   (3668 words)

 City Mayors: Local government in the United Kingdom
In Scotland, Wales and urban England, with the exception of London, single-tier unitary authorities provide all local services, whereas non-metropolitan England is served by a two-tier system split between district and county councils.
Unitary authorities had already existed in Greater London and the six former metropolitan counties in form of metropolitan districts following the abolition of the Greater London Council and the six metropolitan county councils under the 1985 Local Government Act.
The new unitary authorities created between 1995 and 1998 resembled their predecessors but are not usually banded with them legally because of the different legislation required to establish them (though they are henceforth known collectively in this book as ‘single-tier authorities’).
www.citymayors.com /government/uk_government.html   (2327 words)

 WALES WIDE WEB UNITARY AUTHORITIES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Unitary Authorities are so called because they combine in a single layer of local government the duties and responsibilities of the earlier County and Borough Councils.
The object of the change, which formally took place on 1st April 1996, is to reduce duplication of duties (and costs) and improve the accessibility and accountability of local government to the residents of the area.
The responsibilites of the unitary authorities are summarised as follows.
www.grossi.co.uk /wales/ua.htm   (247 words)

 New Wales
The political fate of the first Labour Administration in Wales should not be allowed to turn upon the attainment of unrealistic economic goals.
For in May 1999 there will come into existence in Wales an integrated, multiple system of elective government that will be without compare, anywhere in the United Kingdom, and which will bear favourable comparison with many other democratic constitutions - the initial figures indicate the numbers of elected representatives.
Labour in Wales, while acknowledging the need for salaried, executive "lead councillors", and the delegation of increased powers to them should contend for the retention of collegiate decision-making, and the direct participation of all elected councillors in the key executive decisions, including decisions upon the scope of delegation.
www.netcomuk.co.uk /~rwevans1/propage0209.html   (744 words)

 GENUKI : Record Offices in N.E. Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
On 1 April 1996 the existing county and district councils in Wales were abolished and replaced by twenty-two unitary authorities.
In north-east Wales four unitary authorities were created - Conwy (initially known as Aberconwy and Colwyn), Denbighshire, Flintshire, and Wrexham.
These authorities will run archive service points, consisting of microfilms of documents of local interest, and may operate their own records management systems.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/wal/FLN/RONEW.html   (287 words)

 ::Wales Planning::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Planning in Wales is devolved to the National Assembly for Wales and as a result the planning system is different to that operating in England.
Unitary Development Plans are land use planning documents that set out the proposals for the development of land for a period of 15 years.
Authorities that are at very early stages of preparation have been encouraged to move to the new quicker Local Development Plan system (Conwy, Merthyr, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Snowdonia, Torfaen).
www.hbf.co.uk /index.php?id=1478   (1022 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | Theatre handed assembly lifeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Councillors inherited the theatre from Clwyd County Council after the introduction of unitary authorities in Wales in 1996.
In April 2000, the theatre - which is widely regarded as the National Theatre for Wales - was asked to reduce its annual budget by £200,000.
Officials met with the assembly in September to discuss the outstanding £560,000 debt and future options for the management of the unit.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/uk_news/wales/2354293.stm   (408 words)

 Hampshire County Council
The votes for unitary authorities would be assessed on the basis of the ratio of the total unitary population to the total two tier population, divided between unitary authorities on the basis of population bands.
With the establishment of a structure of 22 unitary authorities in Wales and perhaps ultimately a further 58 in England, the ACC faces an inevitable significant loss of population which is the basis on which subscriptions are assessed.
There are further uncertainties should the new police authorities decide at some later date to establish their own association jointly with those covering the metropolitan areas.
www.hants.gov.uk /scrmxn/c16584.html   (1016 words)

 Politics | Plan to cut councillor numbers in Wales
The number of councillors in Wales could be radically reduced as part of plans to overhaul local authority services.
The independent review was set up by local government minister Sue Essex to review how the 22 unitary authorities in Wales operate, as part of an action plan compiled last month by the Welsh assembly to make public services more responsive.
The WLGA, which represents the 22 unitary authorities, believes councils should pare down the number of councillors sitting in chambers.
politics.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,5239369-107984,00.html   (366 words)

 Wales Government
Wales Wide Web Unitary Authorities - Basic information about all of Wales' unitary authorities and links to the official websites.
Consumer Information Wales - Site managed by the Welsh Consumer Council which will point consumers in the right direction for complaints or queries by providing contact details for all consumer bodies in Wales.
Countryside Council for Wales - Describes the work of the Government's statutory adviser on sustaining natural beauty and wildlife in Wales.
www.ability.org.uk /wales_government.html   (377 words)

 The National Gazetteer of Wales - Place name Index Users' Guide
The phrase "unitary authority" is generally used to refer both to the principal areas and to the principal councils (e.g.
Secondly, several of the principal councils were given or have adopted the name of one of the 13 Counties of Wales.
A map of the unitary authority areas of Wales can be found in Administrative Wales.
homepage.ntlworld.com /geogdata/ngw/pniguide.htm   (1493 words)

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The Minister indicates that it is her belief that a reasonable budget increase for local authorities next year would be around 5%, with the large majority of council tax payers in Wales benefiting from the revaluation by having little increase or a decrease in their council tax.
The SSA is important in determining the amount of grant the Authority receives and, consequently, its level of Council Tax.
Wales Wales 2004/05 2005/06 Adjusted Provisional £000 £000 Standard Spending Assessment 382 405 Aggregate External Funding 310 325 Call on Council Tax Payer at SSA 72 80 Implication on Bridgend’s 2005/06 Budget 11.
www.bridgend.gov.uk /Web1/groups/public/documents/report/002784.doc   (1811 words)

 National Assembly for Wales: Subject Index: Access to Information
The South Wales Echo have requested all correspondence between Cardiff County Council and the Assembly Government regarding funding for a public celebration of Cardiff's 50 years as a capital city.
ITV Wales have requested a copy of the Keane report regarding the scandal whereby unfit meat got into the human food chain in Llanelli during the late 80's and early 90's.
A member of the public has asked whether there are any plans under consideration to reorganise the 22 unitary authorities in Wales, by amalgamation.
www.information.wales.gov.uk /content/extrareports/index-200-299-e.htm   (3364 words)

 Conservation area management in Wales: chapter2/survey design
The work was based on a questionnaire survey mailed in July 1999 to all 25 of the authorities with responsibility for conservation areas in Wales (the unitary authorities plus the three National Parks).
This aspect of the study was focused on perceptions of the effectiveness of government legislation and guidance; specific issues confronted in designating and managing conservation areas at the local level; and attitudes to funding, design and community engagement.
Many authorities went out of their way to be helpful and thorough in supplying quantitative information; and helpful and sometimes robust responses were received from a significant number of respondents to the qualitative survey.
www.civictrustwales.org /report_site/chap2.htm   (259 words)

 TACit Tables: The Hewitts and Marilyns of Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In England this may be the only feasible approach, as there is a ragbag mixture of unitary and two-tier local authorities.
In Wales the position is much simpler as there are now just 22 unitary authorities.
Some of these authorities could not be described as 'counties' in the traditional sense, so their highpoints are better described as Council Tops.
bubl.ac.uk /org/tacit/tables/wales/welshcou.htm   (233 words)

 Pembrokeshire schools make the switch from ISDN to broadband - Ping Wales | Welsh technology news
Pembrokeshire is predominantly rural with a population of only 116,300 people, all of who derive their public services from Pembrokeshire County Council - one of the 22 unitary authorities of Wales.
Though the project was bold, it was also limited, and many of the county’s schools still had little possibility of deriving broadband services at a viable cost.
It was up to each of the local authorities to devise their own plan for investing the funds in order to reach the objectives set.”
www.pingwales.co.uk /2005/02/21/Pembrokeshire-Edu-Broadband.html   (590 words)

 The Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Consequential Amendments No. 2) Order 1996
The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 creates unitary authorities in Wales which will carry out the functions of the former district and county councils as from 1 April 1996.
The amendment made to the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 is in place of the amendment which would have been made by paragraph 57(6) of Schedule 16 to the 1994 Act.
The amendments made to subordinate legislation provide for situations where the general provision contained in section 17 of the 1994 Act (references to the old local government structure to be construed as references to the new structure) will not apply.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si1996/Uksi_19961008_en_3.htm   (241 words)

 Domiciliary Service Charges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Wales Council for the Blind / Cyngor Cymru i'r Deillion
Wales Council for the Blind recently carried out a survey of Domiciliary Service Charges currently in use in the 22 unitary authorities in Wales.
Further information about the charges from individual authorities may be available from their websites.
www.wcb-ccd.org.uk /English/Events/domiciliary_charges.htm   (95 words)

 The Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Consequential Amendments) Order 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 creates unitary authorities in Wales which will carry out the functions of the former district and county councils as from 1st April 1996.
The amendments update references to the old local government structure in Wales so that they apply to the new structure.
The amendments are mainly confined to situations where the general provision contained in section 17 of the 1994 Act (references to the old structure to be construed as references to the new structure) will not apply.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si1996/Uksi_19960525_en_3.htm   (127 words)

 Sustainable Regions - TASK Programme Sustainable Development in Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The LANDMAP project gives the Countryside Council for Wales the opportunity to investigate the usefulness of their award-winning landscape assessment technique, LANDMAP, in sustainable land use decision-making.
The Countryside Council for Wales is the Government's statutory adviser on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment in Wales and its inshore waters.
It is envisaged that as well as acting as a repository for all Welsh LANDMAP data, the site will also contain background information including the handbook setting out the methodology, and an educational element introducing people to the concept of landscape and how what you see is a culmination of so many different things.
www.sustainableregions.net /site/index.php?article=137   (428 words)

 ABD - South Wales
South Wales Safety Camera Partnership have been enforcing a 30mph limit not knowing that the limit was actually 60mph.
If any of the drivers affected read this and would like to display our logo, or one of our speed camera signs, on their cars at next year's rally as a means of getting back at the heavy handed tactics of South Wales Police, do get in touch with us.
In 2003 a rumour circulated on the internet that South Wales Police were using SPECS cameras hidden in information signs on the M4.
www.abd.org.uk /local/south_wales.htm   (803 words)

 .. National Youth Arts Wales ..
Welsh Joint Education Committee/Cyd-bwyllgor Addysg Cymru is the trading name of WJEC CBAC Limited, a company limited by guarantee, controlled by the unitary authorities in Wales.
These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.
www.nyaw.co.uk /e_terms.html   (323 words)

 European Elections 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
To view the contact details of all the candidates standing for election to the European Parliament, please visit the website of the Electoral Commission.
SCOTLAND - Scotland is a single electoral region containing all the unitary authorities in Scotland.
WALES - Wales is a single electoral region containing all the unitary authorities in Wales.
www.europecounts.org.uk /your_candidate   (336 words)

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