8Community meetings and continuation of community councils
For section 27 of the 1972 Act substitute—
2Community meetings and continuation of community councils
(1)A meeting of the local government electors for a community (“a community meeting”) may be convened for the purpose of discussing community affairs and exercising any functions conferred by any enactment on such meetings.
(2)The community councils in existence on 1st April 1996 shall, subject to any provision made under this Act, continue in existence after that date.
(3)Subsection (4) below applies where—
(a)the name of a community was given only in its English form or only in its Welsh form; but
(b)there is a generally accepted alternative form of that name, or alternative name, in Welsh or (as the case may be) in English.
(4)The principal council within whose area the community lies shall, before 1st October 1997, take such steps as may be prescribed with a view to securing that there is both an English and a Welsh name for the community.”