Parish Council Office, 1A The High Street, Langton Matravers, Dorset BH19 3EU langtonmatravers@dorset-aptc.gov.uk 01929 425100

We are a Competent Council !!

At its meeting on April 12th Langton Matravers Parish Council formally resolved to adopt the ‘General Power of Competence’. The Council meets the criteria for eligibility because at least two thirds of its councillors were elected (as opposed to co-opted) at the last election, and its Clerk has just gained her Level 3 Certificate in Local Council Administration. The GPC is part of the Localism Act 2011, and gives the Council ‘the power to do anything that individuals may generally do’. We hope that this new power will help us to undertake new responsibilities which may result from the changes in Local Government and the move to a Unitary Authority.