Southampton City Council

Southampton City Council

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Local Authority

Contact Info

Phone Number
+44 23 8083 3000

Location

Address
Civic Centre
Postal Code
SO14 7LY
City
Main city or town, IE London

"Southampton City Council is the local authority of the city of Southampton. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority. The council runs two municipal companies, 'CItizEN' a not-for-profit energy company and the 'Southampton Local Authority Trading Company', which covers various public services. The council uses a leader and cabinet structure. Since 2012 the Labour Party has been in administration. The council is a member of the South East England Councils association and 'Key Cities', a lobby group."

"Southampton City Council has records in its archives of council meetings as early as 1199. The Local Government Act 1888 established Southampton as a county borough of the county Hampshire, then officially known as the County of Southampton. This meant that the city of Southampton had independent governance from the county.

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