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The Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Specified Periods) (England) Regulations 1988

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Regulation 3(2)



  • A parish council

  • A district council other than a metropolitan district councilAn inner London boroughThe Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as local authority or police authorityAn urban development corporation established by an order under section 135 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980(1)

  • A police authority constituted under section 2 of the Police Act 1964(2) or as mentioned in section 3(1) of that Act or established by section 24 or 25 of the Local Government Act 1985(3)

  • A fire authority constituted by a combination scheme and a metropolitan county fire and civil defence authority

  • The London Fire and Civil Defence Authority

  • A metropolitan county passenger transport authority

  • An authority established by an order under section 10(1) of the Local Government Act 1985

  • A joint committee which falls to be treated as a defined authority by section 1(4) of the Local

  • Government Act 1988 and of which at least one of the members is a local authority which has functions in England.


ActivityMinimum period yearsMaximum period years
Collection of refuse57
Cleaning of buildings46
Other cleaning46
Catering for purposes of school and welfare46
Other catering46
Maintenance of ground46
Repair and maintenance of vehicles46

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