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Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 907

Local Government, England

The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008

Made

27th March 2008

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

Contents

Go to Preamble

  1. PART 1

    GENERAL

    1. 1. Citation and commencement

    2. 2. Interpretation

  2. PART 2

    ESTABLISHMENT OF SINGLE TIER LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN BEDFORD AND CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE

    1. 3. Single tier local government in Bedford

    2. 4. Single tier local government in Central Bedfordshire

    3. 5. County of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire County Council and councillors of that Council

  3. PART 3

    BEDFORD: TRANSITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND THEIR DISCHARGE

    1. 6. Interpretation of Part 3

    2. 7. Transitional functions of Bedford Borough Council and establishment of Implementation Executive

    3. 8. Other transitional functions of Implementation Executive

    4. 9. Discharge of functions by Implementation Executive

    5. 10. Implementation Plan and further provisions relevant to discharge of functions by Implementation Executive

    6. 11. Implementation Team

  4. PART 4

    ELECTORAL MATTERS: BEDFORD

    1. 12. Cancellation of elections to Bedford Borough Council in 2008, etc

    2. 13. Election to Bedford Borough Council in 2009, etc

  5. PART 5

    CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE: SHADOW AUTHORITY, ITS TRANSITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND THEIR DISCHARGE

    1. 14. Interpretation of Part 5

    2. 15. Central Bedfordshire Council as shadow authority

    3. 16. Duties of shadow authority: executive arrangements, code of conduct and members’ allowances

    4. 17. Duties of shadow authority: appointment of certain officers, etc

    5. 18. Duties of shadow authority: proposals for executive arrangements, code of conduct and members’ allowances relating to the Central Bedfordshire Council

    6. 19. Functions of shadow authority: Implementation Plan

    7. 20. Other functions of shadow authority

    8. 21. Discharge of shadow authority’s functions by shadow executive

    9. 22. Central Implementation Team

  6. PART 6

    ELECTORAL MATTERS: MID AND SOUTH BEDFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCILS, THE CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE COUNCIL AND PARISHES IN BEDFORD AND CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE

    1. 23. Cancellation of elections to South Bedfordshire District Council in 2008, etc

    2. 24. Councillors of Mid Bedfordshire District Council

    3. 25. Central Bedfordshire elections in 2009 and 2011, etc

    4. 26. Cancellation of parish council elections in Bedfordshire in 2008, etc

  7. PART 7

    GENERAL TRANSITIONAL DUTIES OF BOROUGH, COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILS

    1. 27. General transitional duties of Bedford Borough Council and Bedfordshire County Council

    2. 28. Transitional duties of the County Council and the district councils

  8. PART 8

    CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

    1. 29. Amendment of the Borough of Bedford (Electoral Changes) Order 2001

    2. 30. Amendment of the District of Mid Bedfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2001

    3. 31. Amendment of the District of South Bedfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2001

    1. SCHEDULE

      WARDS OF CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE FOR 2009 ELECTION

Go to Explanatory Note

This Order implements, without modification, proposals, submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government under section 2 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007(1), that there should be a single tier of local government for the county of Bedfordshire.

The proposals were made—

(a) by Bedford Borough Council, as to the borough of Bedford, and

(b) by Mid Bedfordshire District Council and South Bedfordshire District Council, as to the rest of Bedfordshire.

The Secretary of State did not make a request under section 4 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (request for Boundary Committee for England’s advice).

Before making the Order the Secretary of State consulted the following about the proposals—

(c) every authority affected by the proposal (except the authorities which made them); and

(d) other persons the Secretary of State considered appropriate.

A draft of this Order was laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament in accordance with section 240(6) of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government makes this Order in the exercise of the powers conferred by sections 7, 11, 12, and 13 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007:

(1)

2007 c.28. See section 21(3) as to proposals made in response to pre-commencement invitations, and section 23(3). Back [1]