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Breckland District Council

Breckland District Council is a second-tier local authority, which is responsible for various amenities and services within the District of Breckland.

In particular, Breckland District Council is responsible for planning permission, local planning policy, licensing matters, household refuse/recycling collections, collecting waste from public litter bins, clearing fly-tipping on public land, street littering and dog fouling, dealing with noise and nuisance complaints, and making local arrangements for elections and referendum votes.

The council is run by 49 councillors, who are elected by the residents of 27 district wards:

Decisions are made at council meetings. The Council operates a Cabinet System, where a group of councillors from the largest party are given portfolios and then make most of the decisions in monthly public Cabinet meetings.

Under the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, the council is required to publish quarterly details of all items of expenditure over £500 and all contracts over £5000. These published datasets can be found on the Breckland Transparency page.