The Community Council is the first tier of government; the next tier being the County Council. The Council is an elected corporate body, with a legal existence of its own, quite separate from that of its members. Its decisions are the responsibility of the whole body. It is granted powers by Parliament and the Welsh Government, including the right to raise money through taxation (the precept) and a range of powers to spend it. Most of these powers are discretionary but there are some duties as well.
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