Legal Services is part of the Legal and Democratic Services Department. The Legal Services section provides legal advice and services to Councillors and Officers of the Council. The Section assists and advises on all areas of law relevant to the Council's functions and activities. Advice can also be given to Parish Council's. However, a charge for these services may be payable.
Legal advice cannot be given to members of the public, please contact the Citizen's Advice Bureau or a local Solicitor.
One of the main roles of Democratic Services is to organise the Committee meetings at which the elected district councillors make decisions for the well being of the community.
Electoral Services is a statutory function and aims to increase public awareness of local democracy and maximise voter turnout through the efficient and effective organisation of elections and registration of voters.
The Local Land Charges Service is here to inform you, the prospective purchaser, of information that may affect a particular property or plot of land that you are interested in.
The Local Land Charges section maintains a Register that is updated on a regular basis in order to provide answers to search requests. The section also collates information relating to planning, road adoption, building regulations and environmental health, in order to assist the process.
Our application database for information on Register details and inspections can be searched using Land Charges Online.
For more information and assistance please see the Land Registry website.