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local council

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Officials
local councilˌlocal ˈcouncil noun [countable]  PGOthe group of people responsible for providing houses, schools, parks etc in a small area such as a townGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?Local council is usually followed by a singular verb: The local council provides transport services.In British English, you can also use a plural verb: The local council provide transport services.
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local councilHere she is assessing the likely outcome of a confrontation with her local council.And removing it would be like asking the local council to continue its work with one hand tied behind its back.For many years, he had been on the local council.Elections for the new assembly were scheduled for June 1973, but before that date there were local council elections.Otherwise you should contact your local council and ask for a claim form for community charge benefit.
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