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2 Promotion of well-being.E+W

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(1)Every local authority [F1in Wales] are to have power to do anything which they consider is likely to achieve any one or more of the following objects—

(a)the promotion or improvement of the economic well-being of their area,

(b)the promotion or improvement of the social well-being of their area, and

(c)the promotion or improvement of the environmental well-being of their area.

(2)The power under subsection (1) may be exercised in relation to or for the benefit of—

(a)the whole or any part of a local authority’s area, or

(b)all or any persons resident or present in a local authority’s area.

F2(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F2(3A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F3(3B)In determining whether or how to exercise the power under subsection (1), a local authority in Wales must have regard to the community strategy for its area published under section 39(4) of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 or, where the strategy has been amended following a review under section 41 of that Measure, the strategy most recently published under section 41(6).]

[F4(3C)The community strategy for the area of a community council is the strategy referred to in subsection (3B) that is published by the county council or county borough council in whose area lies the community or communities for which the community council is established.]

(4)The power under subsection (1) includes power for a local authority to—

(a)incur expenditure,

(b)give financial assistance to any person,

(c)enter into arrangements or agreements with any person,

(d)co-operate with, or facilitate or co-ordinate the activities of, any person,

(e)exercise on behalf of any person any functions of that person, and

(f)provide staff, goods, services or accommodation to any person.

(5)The power under subsection (1) includes power for a local authority to do anything in relation to, or for the benefit of, any person or area situated outside their area if they consider that it is likely to achieve any one or more of the objects in that subsection.

(6)Nothing in subsection (4) or (5) affects the generality of the power under subsection (1).

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F1Words in s. 2(1) inserted (4.4.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(2), Sch. 1 para. 3; S.I. 2012/1008, art. 2(b) (with arts. 7, 8)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 2 restricted (8.1.2003) by 2002 c. 41, s. 55 (with s. 159); S.I. 2002/2811, art. 2, Sch.

S. 2 restricted (8.1.2003) by 2002 c. 41, ss. 54, 162(2), Sch. 3 (with s. 159); S.I. 2002/2811, art. 2, Sch.

C2S. 2 functions made exercisable concurrently (1.4.2011) by The Greater Manchester Combined Authority Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/908), arts. 1, 10, Sch. 3 para. 7

Commencement Information

I1S. 2 wholly in force at 9.4.2001; s. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 108; s. 2 in force (E.) at 18.10.2000 by S.I. 2000/2836, arts. 1(3), 2(a); s. 2 in force (W.) at 9.4.2001 by S.I. 2001/1471, art. 2

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