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Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021

Part 2 – General Power of Competence

7.Part 2 (including Schedule 3) contains provisions establishing a general power of competence. Chapter 1 of this Part provides principal councils and “eligible community councils” with a general power of competence, sets out the boundaries of the power and the limits on charging and use of the power for commercial purposes.

8.The conditions which community councils must meet, together with the procedure they must follow, in order to become an “eligible community council” are set out in Chapter 2 of this Part.

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