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Requested move[edit]

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Cardiff CouncilCity and County of Cardiff — Full name of authority, also current title seems awkward and is grammatically incorrect ("council" is common when presented this way) —81.104.175.145 19:14, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

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  • oppose. Cardiff Council is the most common name by which the authority is known thus is in accord with WP Naming Policy. The official name is mentioned in the first line bärlinerTalk 11:52, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
    • Most common name according to whom? The name is nonsensical, as there is no such entity as "Cardiff Council". 81.104.175.145 13:41, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose. http://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ is titled Home Page of Cardiff Council and headed Welcome to Cardiff Council's website. So the claim above that the name is nonsensical is, ahem, news to the council in question. Andrewa 06:47, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose, per observations below. Cardiff Council (with capitalisation) is one of the official names, under legislation, of the council and the one used. The County and City of Cardiff is not the name of the council, but of the county (geographical area administed by the council).Lozleader 12:01, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose. When I was resident in Cardiff, all offical conatct was with Cardiff Council, and thats how they were known in the neighbourhood.Catwhoorg 12:04, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Any additional comments:

Section 2 of the LG(W) A 1994 that established the council:[1]

(3) Each council for a county in Wales shall have the name of the county with the addition— (a) in the case of their English name, of the words "County Council" or the word "Council" (as in "Cardiganshire County Council" or "Cardiganshire Council")

As Cardiff is technically a county according to the schedule to the Act [2], Cardiff Council is indeed the official name of the authority.

Lozleader 11:37, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

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It was requested that this article be renamed but there was no consensus for it be moved. --Stemonitis 18:14, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Opening para[edit]

Having looked at the legislation and so on, the following seems to more accurately reflect the situation:

Cardiff Council (Welsh: Cyngor Caerdydd) is the governing body for City and County of Cardiff, one of the Principal Areas of Wales. The council consists of 75 councillors, representing 29 electoral wards. While the county is properly styled as City and County of Cardiff, it is more often referred to as the City of Cardiff (its pre-1996 style) or simply Cardiff.

Lozleader 11:57, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Tagged article - Cleanup[edit]

I've tagged the article for cleanup: It's relativly poorly worded and hard to read. --nappymonster (talk) 15:44, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Welsh Name[edit]

Just a little point, but at the beginning of the page, the phrase 'County Council of the City and County of Cardiff' is translated as 'Dinas a Sir Caerdydd' but I believe a more accurate translation would by 'Cyngor Dinas a Sir Caerdydd' as the current translation only says 'City and County of Cardiff'. --86.6.154.211 (talk) 12:51, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Next Council Elections[edit]

The National Assembly for Wales passed the The Local Authority Elections (Wales) Order 2014 [1] that defers all local elections in Wales to 2017. The current "Political Makeup" section of the article leads the reader to believe the next election will be in 2016.

Mbrenker (talk) 15:35, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

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  1. ^ http://www.legislation.gov.uk/wsi/2014/3033/contents/made