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Agenda Item No. 5

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Council Meeting: 29th April, 2015

 

Report of the Managing Director

 

Change of Name: Michaelston Community Council

 

Purpose of the Report

1.         To consider a request by Michaelston Community Council to change the name of the Community Council to Michaelston-le-Pit and Leckwith Community Council.

Recommendation

That the Council approves the change in the name of Michaelston Community Council to Michaelston-le-Pit and Leckwith Community Council with immediate effect.

Reason for the Recommendation

To meet the Council's duty under Section 76 of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Background

2.         Section 76 of the Local Government Act 1972 states that, at the request of a Community Council, the principal Council in which the Community was situated may change the name of the Community.

Relevant Issues and Options

3.         In accordance with Section 76 of the Local Government Act 1972, Michaelston Community Council has requested the Council to consider changing the name of the Community from Michaelston to Michaelston-le-Pit and Leckwith Community Council.  A copy of the Resolution is attached at Appendix A.

4.         Should the Council be minded to approve the change of name of the Community Council. notice of the change is required to be sent to the National Assembly for Wales, to the Director General of the Ordinance Survey and to the Registrar General for England and Wales.  It must also be published in the Community.

5.         A change of name of the Council would not affect any rights or obligations of the Community nor render defective any legal proceedings which may be commenced to continue as if there had been no change of name.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

6.         A cost will be incurred in advertising the change of name of the Community Council.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

7.         There are no sustainability and climate change implications as a result of this report.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

8.         Section 76 of the Local Government Act 1972 provides that at the request of a Community, the principal Council in which the community was situated may change the name of the Community.

Crime and Disorder Implications

9.         None.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

10.      None.

Corporate/Service Objectives

11.      None.

Policy Framework and Budget

12.      This is a matter for determination by the Council.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

13.      Councillors C.P. Franks, Mrs. V.M. Hartrey, K. Hatton and C.J. Williams have been consulted on the request and none have expressed an objection to the proposal.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

14.      Corporate Resources.

Background Papers

Local Government Act 1972

 

Contact Officer

Mr. C. Hope

(01446) 709855

e-mail: democratic@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

Officers Consulted

Head of Legal Services

 

Responsible Officer:

Siân Davies, Managing Director

 

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