Localism Act 2011 - General Power of Competence

Localism Act

New Wide Ranging Powers for Braunstone Town Council

The General Power of Competence – Localism Act 2011 gives eligible local councils "the power to do anything that individuals generally may do". A council could for example lend or invest money, set up a company or co-operative society to engage in commercial activity, run a community shop or post office, make grants available to individuals. The power is not restricted to use within the parish and can be used anywhere.

To become eligible at least two thirds of the members of the council have to be elected and the council has to have a qualified Clerk. At the full council meeting held on 24th January 2013 Braunstone Town Council declared itself an eligible authority for the purpose of completing any activity undertaken in exercise of the general power of competence. The new power will remain in place until the next annual meeting which takes place in the year of the next ordinary elections.

Customer Services Shop

Braunstone Civic Centre
Braunstone Town,
Leicester, LE3 2PP
Tel: 0116-2890045
Fax: 0116 2824785
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Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
Tel: 0116-2890045. 
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Off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, 
Leicester, LE3 3RU. 
Tel: 0116-2890704

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Customer Service Shop
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm   (Closed on Public Holidays) 
Council Tax Payment 
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Fri: 9.00am to 4.30pm (Closed on Public Holidays)  
Braunstone Town Council Offices
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm (Closed on Public Holidays) 
Braunstone Civic Centre
Available for Hirings
Mon-Sat: 9am to 11pm
Sun: 9am to 10:30pm 
Thorpe Astley Community Centre
Available for Hirings 
Mon-Thu: 8am to 11pm 
Fri-Sat: 8am to 12 midnight
Sun: 9am to 10:30pm