The Parish Councillor’s Guide, written by Paul Clayden and published by Shaw’s has been the foremost source of information on the law and practice of parish, town and community councils. This book has now been updated to a twentieth edition, compiled once again by renowned local government expert Paul Clayden, and incorporates a plethora of important changes implemented in the law since the previous edition was published.
In addition to its comprehensive coverage of all traditional aspects of local council administration, this edition includes explanations of such developments as the new provisions relating to reviews of parishes, with the power to create parishes in Greater London; the extension to some parish councils of the power to promote well-being; the removal of local councils from the ambit of the best value legislation; new codes of conduct for councillors in both England and Wales; new regulations on allowances for community councillors in Wales; new election rules; revised accounting guidance and practice; and the coming into force of much of the Commons Act 2006.
Topics are listed alphabetically, with extensive cross-referencing. The reader is assisted through the complications of the law while avoiding over-technical language and providing practical comments where possible. The book costs £15.95.
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