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Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021

Section 40 - Strategy on encouraging participation

225.Section 40 of the Act places a duty on principal councils to prepare and publish a public participation strategy detailing how it will meet the duties imposed by section 39.

226.Section 62 of the 2011 Measure imposes a duty on principal councils to make arrangements for anybody living or working in the local authority's area to bring their views on any matter under consideration by an overview and scrutiny committee to the attention of that committee. The public participation strategy must also address the arrangements made in line with the duty imposed by section 62 of the 2011 Measure.

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