Local Government Reform Act 2014

25.

Dissolution of town councils — consequential provisions

25. (1) (a) All acts done and decisions duly made, whether by resolution, manager’s order or otherwise, before the transfer date in respect of a town council shall, subject to this Act, continue to have all such force and effect as they had immediately before that date.

(b) In this subsection “acts done or decisions duly made” include resolutions of the town council concerned and manager’s orders of that authority.

(2) A function of a town council (including a reference construed by section 3(2) of, and Schedule 2 to, the Principal Act as a reference to a town council and whether of general application to town councils or otherwise under an enactment) that—

(a) has not been repealed or otherwise provided for by this Act, or

(b) is neither spent nor obsolete,

shall, if the context permits in respect of one or more than one town council concerned, be read as a reference to a function of the local authority in whose administrative area the town council so dissolved is situated.

(3) Without prejudice to section 4 , the Minister may make regulations providing for any matter or thing which the Minister considers necessary to give effect to the dissolution of any one or more town councils.

(4) For the purposes of this Part but without prejudice to section 5 and Part 1 of Schedule 1 (where relevant)—

(a) section 2(1) of the Principal Act is amended—

(i) in the definition of “administrative area” in the manner provided for in Part 1 of Schedule 1, and

(ii) by deleting the interpretation given to “town council”, as provided for in Part 1 of Schedule 1,

(b) section 10 of the Principal Act is amended by deleting the reference to “town council” in the manner provided for by section 12 ,

(c) section 11 of the Principal Act is amended—

(i) by deleting subsection (4), and by deleting the reference to subsection (4) in subsection (7), in the manner provided for by section 14 , and

(ii) by inserting subsection (16A) into that section in the manner provided for by section 14 ,

(d) Part 17 (sections 185 to 187) of the Principal Act is repealed as provided for in Part 1 of Schedule 1, and

(e) Schedule 6 to the Principal Act is repealed as provided for in Part 1 of Schedule 1.