Local govrenment in Wales

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For local govrenment purposes, Wales haes been dividit intae 22 single-tier principal auries syne 1 April 1996.[1]. The principal cooncils are responsible for the proveesion o aw local govrenment services, includin education, social wirk, environment an roads services. Belaw these in some auries there are commonty cooncils, which cover specific auries athin a principal cooncil's aurie.

The principal auries are variously styled as "coonty", "coonty burgh", "ceety" or "ceety an coonty". Housomeivver some auries no styled as a "coonty" hae mistakenly been referred tae as such bi the media, includin bi BBC Wales.[2][3]

Ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

There are sax ceeties in total in Wales: in addition tae the three principal auries wi ceety status, the commonties o Bangor an St Davids hae the status an aw. Ceety status is determined bi letters patent.


Principal auries o Wales[eedit | eedit soorce]

There are 22 principal areas in Wales, they came into being on 1 April 1996 by virtue of the Local Govrenment (Wales) Act 1994 (1994 c. 19). Eleiven are namit as coonties, includin the Ceeties an Coonties o Cairdiff an Swansea (markt *), an eleiven are styled as coonty burghs (markt †).[4] In 2002 Newport wis grantit ceety status, an the coonty burgh is nou styled as the "Ceety o Newport".[5][6] Welsh leid forms are given in parentheses, except whaur there is nae Inglis equivalent.

Locations o each cooncil heodquarters are indicatit bi yellae markers.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Local Government (Wales) Act 1994
  2. BBC Wales A listing of "each of the 22 Welsh counties". 23.12.05
  3. BBC Wales North West: Conwy County
  4. Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, Schedule 1
  5. London Gazette: no. 56573. p. 6160. 21 May 2002. Retrieved 5 March 2010. (Inglis)
  6. "Newport City Council". Newport City Council. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 

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