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regularly to make decisions on the work
and direction of the council. As elected
bodies local councils are responsible to
the people they represent – that’s your
local community.

Attending a council meeting is the best
way to ind out what they do. Give the
council a call and ind out when its next
public meeting is scheduled to take
place.

Where do they get their
money from?
Each year a sum of money called a
‘precept’ is collected through your
council tax. This money is invested back
into your local neighbourhood by your
local council to improve facilities and
services for you and your neighbours.
Local councils can also apply for grants
and loans and, if they own property, can
receive money from rents or leases.
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