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In the United Kingdom, town councils are civil parish councils, where the civil parish is a town. Civil parishes are the lowest level of elected governance, under the district and county level. In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the smallest unit of local government. ... The Districts of England are the lowest level of local government in England, except for civil parishes. ... The division into counties is one of the larger divisions of England. ...


Any parish can unilaterally decide to describe itself as a town.


The chairman of a town council is usually called a Town Mayor, the alternative is rarely found. In the United Kingdom, the office of Mayor or Lord Mayor had long been a ceremonial post, with little or no duties attached to it. ...


The term 'Town Mayor' is used as opposed to simply 'Mayor', which means the mayor of a borough or a city. A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... Historically, city status was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ...

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Town Council - Bay Harbor Islands Online (327 words)
The Town Council is committed to providing quality municipal services for the residents of Bay Harbor Islands.
Elected at large, each member of the Town Council is elected by the voters of the town to serve a four-year term.
Public Notices and Agendas of all Town Council meetings are posted on the bulletin board in the first floor lobby of the Town Hall and may be faxed upon request.
Town council - definition of Town council in Encyclopedia (117 words)
In England, town councils are civil parish councils, where the civil parish is a town.
The chairman of a town council is called a Town Mayor.
The term 'Town Mayor' is used as opposed to simply 'Mayor', which means the mayor of a borough or a city.
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