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Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 

16/17-year-olds are now allowed a vote in local elections as well as foreign nationals who are legally resident.

There is a General Power of Competence in Wales which allows community councils more freedom in decision making.

There is now a permanent provision for hybrid meetings using a mixture of video links and actual attendance.

There is a duty that within seven days of any meeting council has to publish key details of that meeting.

From April 2022 it is a legal requirement to publish an Annual Report saying what our priorities are and what we have done in the previous year. (As we are now a larger council, Llanharan has to publish an annual report from April 2021).

From May 2022 we have to publish full training plans for both Members and staff.

The choice of sending of summons electronically is now in law.

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