Local Government, Police and Fire Authorities

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Local Authorities are made up of Unitary, Metropolitan, County, District and London Borough councils. The unitary system of local government was adopted by Scotland and Wales in the 90s, Northern Ireland and the Scottish Island Councils already had unitary status; although a number of unitary councils have been created in England, the two tier system has been retained as this is deemed to be the most effective approach to meeting the needs of many areas. While legally required to provide certain functions, local authorities have complete autonomy in how they are structured and how they provide services.

The table below gives a breakdown of the type and number of organisations that make up Local Government.

Type of Organisations Number of Organisations
District Council (Northern Ireland) 10
English County Council 27
English Non-Metropolitan District 201
English Unitary Authority 55
Fire Authority/Service 66
Greater London Authority 1
Islands Council (Scotland) 3
LA Purchasing Organisation 12
Leisure Trust 93
Local Authority Association 12
London Borough 33
Metropolitan Council (England) 36
National Park Authority 15
NI Housing Executive 1
Offshore Island Council 4
Passenger Transport Authority 8
Police Force 49
Scottish Unitary Authority 32
Welsh Unitary Authority 22

Total number of records available is 24,000

An extensive range of selection opportunities ensures that you can target precisely the right contact for your campaign, the file is broken down into the following sector and areas of responsibility:

Administration/Planning
CEO | Central Administrative Services | Cleaning Buildings | Corporate/Strategic Planning | Customer Services | Electoral Registration | Freedom of Information | Members Services | Monitoring Officer | Operational Services | Printing/Reprographics | Property Enquiries/Local Land Charges | Quality Assurance | Scrutiny

Building/Engineering
Architectural Services | Technical Services | Direct Service Operations

Communications
Call Centre | Health Promotion | Public Relations/Marketing

Economic Development
Economic Planning | Economic Regeneration | Industrial Development

Education
Acedemic Services | Education | Schools IT/Computing | Special Needs Education | Education Strategy | Education Welfare | Grants | Pupil Assessment | Pre-School/Early Years Education | Education Psychology | Adult Education | Lifelong Learning

Emergency Services
Emergency Planning | Fire Service | Police and Fire Authorities

Environmental
Contaminated Land | Countryside Services | Environmental Health | Environmental Health - Food Safety | Environmental - Overall Responsibility | Flood Risk | Green/Conservation/Substainability | Recycling Education/Promotion | Refuse Collection | Refuse Disposal | Sewerage | Street Cleaning | Street Scene

Financial
Accounting | Central Audit Services | Central Financial Services | Council Tax/Rating/Valuation | Departmental Finance | Fraud Control | Housing Benefits | Insurance Services | Payroll | Revenues | Statutory Chief

Food
Catering

Health
Cemeteries and Crematoria | Cleansing | Community Safety | Public Health

Heritage/Museums
Museums | Art Galleries

Housing
Care/Support/Homelessness | Housing Development | Housing Maintenance | Housing Management/Tenant Services | Housing - Overall Responsibility | Housing Regeneration

IT/Computing
Central Computing | Central Internet l GIS | IT Departmental Support | IT Network Management | Departmental Computing | eGovernment | Telecommunications

Land/Property/Estates
CCTV | Energy Management | Facilities/Property Management | Fleet/Transport Management | Health & Safety - Internal | Security

Legal/Law and Order
Central Legal Services

Library/Information
Archives | Information Services (Internal) | Library Services | | Library Business/Reference | Library Services - Overall Responsibility | Research/Information/Records Management

Partnership/Co-ordination
Community Services/Development | Economic/Community Regeneration | European Liaison | Local Strategic Partnerships | Service Co-ordination & Partnerships | Tourism Promotion | Town Centre Management | Voluntary Sector Liaison

Personnel/Human Resources
Central Personnel Services | Departmental Personnel Services | Equality Issues

Purchasing/Procurement
Central Contract Management | Central Purchasing of Supplies | Departmental Purchasing/Contracts

Recreation/Sport
Arts | Public Parks/Grounds Maintenance | Recreation/Leisure Centres | Sports | Recreation/Leisure Services

Regulation/Control
Building Control | Licensing | Markets | Town and Country Planning | Development Control | Local Plans | Sustainable Drainage | Trading Standards

Social Security/Welfare
Benefits | Travel Concessions

Social Services
All Adult and Children's functions, please request a breakdown

Training
Central Staff Training | Departmental Training

Transport/Highways
Car Parks (Off-Street) | Highways - Client | Contractor/Consultant | Engineering | Highways Maintenance | Road Safety | Street Lighting | Traffic Control/ITS | Traffic Management | Public Transport Subsidies | Transport Planning