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Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021

Part 3 – Promoting Access to Local Government

9.Chapter 2 of this Part contains provisions requiring principal councils to encourage local people to participate in local government; requirements for petition schemes; and the publication of official addresses for members of principal councils.

10.Chapter 3 requires principal councils to publish their constitution and a constitution guide.

11.Chapter 4 makes provision about improving public access to local authority meetings; attendance of members at meetings; public participation at community council meetings; and, in Schedule 4, provision for notices of local authority meetings and venues for community council meetings.

12.Chapter 5 requires community councils to publish an annual report.

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