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A local government area in Wales, as set out in the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, consisting of a division of a county or a county borough and equivalent to an English civil parish. All communities have meetings and many have an elected community council, which is a local authority with a number of minor functions (e.g. the provision of allotments, bus shelters, and recreation grounds). A community council may by resolution call its area a town, itself a town council, and its chairman the town mayor, either in Welsh or in English.

Subjects: Law.

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