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PART 7 WCOMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITY COUNCILS

CHAPTER 1WCOMMUNITY MEETINGS AND COMMUNITY POLLS

99Principal council's explanation of its response to a community pollW

After section 33B of the Local Government Act 1972 insert the following—

33CPrincipal council's explanation of its response to a community poll

(1)As soon as is reasonably practicable following the end of the relevant period for the purposes of section 33B of this Act, a principal council must take all reasonable steps to give the chairman of, or person who presided at, the community meeting referred to in subsection (1) of that section a notice in writing which—

(a)describes what action the council has taken in response to the community poll to which the notice relates, and

(b)describes what further action (if any) the council intends to take.

(2)If notice cannot be given to the chairman of, or person who presided at, the community meeting—

(a)in the case of a community meeting convened under paragraph 30 of Schedule 12 to this Act, the notice must instead be given to the chairman of the community council for the community;

(b)in the case of a community meeting convened under paragraph 30A of Schedule 12 to this Act, the principal council must instead take all reasonable steps to give notice to each of the individuals who convened the community meeting.

(3)Subject to subsection (5), notice under subsection (2)(b) is to be given by sending the notice to the address given in respect of an individual in the relevant convening notice.

(4)In subsection (3), “relevant convening notice” means the notice given to the council under paragraph 30B of Schedule 12 to this Act which preceded the holding of the community meeting at which the poll in question was demanded.

(5)Where an individual is an anonymous registrant in the register of local government electors (within the meaning of paragraph 29A of Schedule 12 to this Act), the duty under subsection (3) does not apply and notice shall instead be given, and related functions performed, in accordance with sub-paragraphs (4) to (8) of paragraph 29A of Schedule 12 to this Act.

(6)The council must publish the notice on its website for a period of at least six months, beginning with the day on which the notice was given..

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I1S. 99 in force at 30.4.2012 by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(1)(k)