unitary authority

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unitary authority

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the United Kingdom) a district administered by a single tier of local government, esp those districts of England that became administratively independent of the county councils in 1996–98
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MAY I comment on Guy Opperman's anti-council regeneration comments and support for two unitary councils, one rural one urban, for Northumberland (September 26).
Collection of domestic waste and household -type commercial waste in -supplied containers of the respective vessel location with suitable refuse trucks in two unitary councils in the district of Gmunden and transport to the transfer stations of the client / contractor including unloading and weighing of the transport vehicles.
The late Bruce Stevenson, who was then the county council's chief executive, said the four unitary councils proposal would lead to weaker local government at a higher than necessary cost.
Figures for Durham and Northumberland were lost with the switch to the unitary councils.
Two new unitary councils that perform all local authority functions for this area will exist as "shadow councils" for the period leading up to the abolition of the current system after which they will take over the running of services.
Other Midland county councils, including Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire, turned down the chance to become unitary councils.
Police authority member Brian Finn said: ``The additional costs being incurred for policing events transferred to Cardiff is impacting across the seven unitary councils.
New unitary councils all over Scotland are predicting rises of up to 30 per cent in council tax because of cuts in Government cash support.
Contract notice: Energy management, energy supply services tender pfm, lbb center mainz, supply of gas to unitary councils / counties in the westerwald (rhineland-palatinate).
Six of the area's local authorities - the four Teesside unitary councils and Darlington and Durham County councils - now have an 11% share in the airport.
But Blyth Valley Labour MP Ronnie Campbell - who campaigned for two separate unitary councils and has been a leading critic of the new regime - claimed its introduction has been 'a disaster for a lot of people'.
He is the first chief executive to be recruited to the new wave of flagship unitary councils announced by the Government at the end of last year, and as such his recruitment is seen as a national coup for councillors in County Durham.