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09:02 pm: local government pedantry
Hi.

Your article at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18004439

asserts that "Parish councils were abolished in 1963 after the London County Council was replaced with the Greater London Council", and furthermore that "The power for London boroughs to establish parish councils was re-established by a 2007 law."

This is incorrect. There were no parish councils in London in 1963 (which should read 1965, anyway, as that's when the Act came into force), either in the old County of London (which had not had them since 1900), or in the other areas which joined with it to form Greater London. As far as I can make out the last parish councils in what is now Greater London survived until 1934 in Hendon Rural District, which became the parish council-less Harrow Urban District.

The second sentence is also wrong, in that it implies that there have ever been parish councils in London boroughs. There simply hasn't.

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From:thatmakesmemad
Date:May 10th, 2012 10:43 am (UTC)
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They seem to have been informed as it now says 1936 for the last parish council , and that the power to create was abolished rather than councils.
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From:abigailb
Date:May 10th, 2012 10:54 am (UTC)
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Fantastic sentence: "The last parish council in London was thought to have abolished in 1936."
From:thatmakesmemad
Date:May 10th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
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