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This report reviews currently available evidence concerning the structure and operation of community and town councils.

Publications relating to Community Town Councils.

Community and Town Councils Welsh Government News - May 2014

Community and Town Councils Welsh Government News - May 2014

08/05/14
This document is an update for community and town councils about Welsh Government work that affects them.
 

Community and Town Council expenditure

09/12/13
Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 enables local councils to spend a limited amount of money for purposes for which they have no other specific statutory expenditure.
 
Community and Town Councils Welsh Government News - August 2013

Community and Town Councils Welsh Government News - August 2013

07/10/13
This document is an update for community and town councils about Welsh Government work that affects them.
 
Community and Town Councils Welsh Government News - December 2012

Community and Town Councils Welsh Government News - December 2012

19/12/12
This document is an update for community and town councils about Welsh Government work that affects them.
 

Welsh Government's response to the research study into the role, functions and future potential of Community and Town Councils in Wales

01/10/12
This paper provides a summary of the responses to the consultation on the research study into the role, functions and future potential of community and town councils in Wales, and the Welsh Government’s response to the researchers’ recommendations.
 

Community and Town Council Information Update

25/09/12
Update on Welsh Government policy and initiatives which are relevant and of interest to community and town councils.
 

Letter sent from the Minister of Social Justice and Local Government to all community and town councils in July 2010.

24/09/12
This letter provides an update on the Proposed Local Government (Wales) Measure 2010.
 

A Shared Community – guidance on relationship building measures and charters

24/09/12
Letter sent from the Minister of Social Justice and Local Government to all unitary authorities and community and town councils in April 2010.
 
The Good Councillor's Guide - For Community and Town Councillors

The Good Councillor's Guide - For Community and Town Councillors

05/08/12
This guide introduces the work of community and town councils and the part you play as a councillor in the first tier of local government and closest to the public.
 
Protocol between One Voice Wales and the Welsh Government

Protocol between One Voice Wales and the Welsh Government

28/04/09
This protocol is an agreement between One Voice Wales, the national representative organisation for community and town councils in Wales, and the Welsh Government. It sets out how the two bodies will work collaboratively together in the interests of local councils and to benefit the communities the ...
 
A Shared Community - Relationship building and charters for unitary authorities and community and town councils

A Shared Community - Relationship building and charters for unitary authorities and community and town councils

13/07/08
The publication is issued jointly by the Welsh Local Government Association, One Voice Wales and the Welsh Government. The focal point of the guidance is the emphasis on establishing formal relationships by agreeing a charter.
 

National Training Strategy for Community and Town Councils in Wales

02/01/08
This guide looks at measures to identify and address the training needs of community and town councils.
 
A Good Practice Guide for Community and Town Councils in Wales

A Good Practice Guide for Community and Town Councils in Wales

01/03/06
This guide promotes good practice in the work of community and town councils and suggests ideas for strengthening their role.
 
Research Study into the Role, Functions and Future Potential of Community and Town Councils in Wales

Research Study into the Role, Functions and Future Potential of Community and Town Councils in Wales

01/10/03
Research Study into the Role, Functions and Future Potential of Community and Town Councils in Wales.