Annual publication

Local authorities must publish their Constitution on their website

s.14 of the Local Government Act 1972 (Constitution and Powers of Parish Council):

14. (1) A Parish Council shall consist of the chairman and parish councillors and shall have all such functions as are vested in the council by this Act or otherwise.

(2) The Parish Council shall be a body corporate by the name “The Parish Council” with the addition of the name of the particular parish.

(3) Notwithstanding anything in any rule of law, a parish council need not have a common seal, but where a parish council have no seal any act of theirs which is required to be signified by an instrument under seal may be signified by an instrument signed and sealed by two members of the council.