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(1)A commons council has the power to do anything which it considers will facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the carrying out of its functions.
(2)The power conferred by subsection (1) includes power to—
(a)enter into agreements;
(b)prepare and adopt management plans;
(c)raise money (including by applying for funds from any source);
(d)acquire or dispose of land;
(3)The power of a commons council to raise money as specified in subsection (2)(c) includes power to require the payment of fees in connection with—
(a)the exercise of rights of common over, or the exercise of rights to use the surplus of, the land for which the council is established, and
(b)participation in the council,
and any such fees owed to the council may be recovered as a debt due to it.
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