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Ward councillor

The subdivisions of a local authority area are known as ‘wards’. A ward councillor is a person elected in local elections to represent a particular ward. It is very common for one ward to be represented by more than one councillor. Ward councillors are responsible for ensuring that the interests of all of the residents in their ward are represented at local authority level.

Waste planning authority

The body responsible for the disposal and reuse of waste in its county council or metropolitan district.