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The Charter Trustees Regulations 1996

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These Regulations make provision establishing charter trustees in consequence of orders made under section 17 of the Local Government Act 1992 (“the Act”) which give effect to structural changes recommended by the Local Government Commission for England in respect of local authorities.

Regulation 3 establishes on 1st April 1996 charter trustees for the city of Bath and the towns of Beverley, Cleethorpes, Great Grimsby and Scunthorpe, and provides for who are to be the charter trustees.

Regulation 4 is concerned with the privileges and rights of charter trustees. Regulation 5 is concerned with precepts.

Regulations 6 onwards make general provision about charter trustees established by these Regulations or by any other statutory instrument made under Part II of the Act. Provision is made in relation to the number of charter trustees and the appointment of local government electors as trustees (regulation 7); meetings of charter trustees (regulation 8); the chairman and vice-chairman of trustees (regulation 9); the discharge of functions by charter trustees (regulation 10); the accommodation and property of charter trustees (regulations 11 and 12); precepts, borrowing and accounts and audit etc (regulations 13 to 15); the application of other statutory provisions (regulation 16); payment of subscriptions (regulation 17) and the circumstances in which, and point at which, charter trustees cease to act (regulation 18).

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