Legal Topic Notes

1.Councils Powers to Discharge Their Functions Revised April 2018 
2.The Chairman of Local Councils Revised April 2018 
5. Parish and Community Council Meetings revised April 2018 
7. Non Councillor Members of Committees 
8. Elections and Co-Option 23rd June 2020 
9e. Handling Complaints (England) Revised December 2018 Copy 
11. Celebrations and Similar Events Revised March 2017 
13. Policing Your Area 
14e. Byelaws (England) Revised August 2016 
15. Legal Proceedings Revised July 2015 
16. Control of Litter Revised May 2015 
17. Control of Dogs Revised November 2015 
18. Local Councils Power to Provide Parking Spaces Revised March 2017 
19. Unauthorised parking on private land 
20. Markets and Other Events Revised March 2017 
21. Local Council Help to Village Halls May 2019 
22. Disciplinary and Grievance Arrangements November 2019 
23. Heath and Safety Revised July 2015 
24. The Human Rights Act May 1998 
28. Basic Charity Law 
29. Straying Animals 
30. Defamation 
31. Local Council General Powers 
32. Local Councils and VAT 
33. Councillors Allowance Revised August 2019 
35. Contracts Revised February 2017 
36. Unfair Contract Terms Revised January 2017 
37. Freedom on Information 
38. Data Protection Revised December 2018 
39. Copyright Revised March 2016 
40. Local Councils Documents and Records Revised November 2016 
41. Responsibilities of Councils as Land Owners Revised 
42. Occupiers Liability Revised January 2017 
44. Trespass to Land and the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 Revised October 2016 
43. Private Access to Council Land 
45. Disposal and Appropriation on Land by Local Councils December 2016 
45a. Disposal of Charity land by Local Councils December 2016 
46. Registered Land 
47. Easements 
48. The Difference between Leases and Licenses 
49. Business Tenancies 
51. The Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 
50. The Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 
52. Temporary Use of Allotment Land 
53. Protection of Common Land April 2011 
54. Protection of Ownerless Common Land Revised July 2017 
55. Adverse Possession Claims September 2016 
56. The Provision of Play and Sports Equipment on Village Greens Revised August 2015 
57. Easement over Common Land and Village Green 
58. Appealing Planning Decisions 
59. The Rights of Local Councils to be Notified of Planning Applications and Decisions Revised August 2016 
60. Copies of Planning Documents Revised July 2016 
61. The Status of Parish, Town and Community Councils at Public Inquiries 
62. Planning Control over Agricultural land and Buildings 
63. Planning and Building Control Enforcement Revised June 2017 
64. Tombstones and Memorials 
65. Closed Churchyards and Disused Burial Grounds 
66. Nuisance Public and Statutory 
67. Nuisance Private 
68. Negligence Revised January 2017 
69. Anti Social Behaviour and Harassment Revised July 2016 
70. The Local Environment 
71. Naming and Numbering of Streets 
72. Highways 
73. Community Governance Reviews July 2015 
74. Alternative Names and Styles for Parish Councils 
75. Lease Negotiations 
76. Energy Performance Requirements 
77. Public Rights of Way 
78. Equality Act 2010 
79. Staff Pensions July 2020 
80. Members Conduct and the Registrations and Declarations of their Interests 
81. Pre-determination 
82. Compulsory Purchase Orders Revised January 2018 
84. Community Right to Challenge England 
85. The Community Right to Nominate and Bid for Assets of Community Value Revised September 2015 
83. Neighbourhood Planning Revised June 2012 
86. The Disclosure and Barring Service  
87. Procurement January 2021 
88. Event Licensing August 2016