Definition of town council in US English:

town council


  • An elected governing body in a town.

    • ‘Members of the town council made it clear when they met on Monday that they supported the single site concept.’
    • ‘Mrs Martin agreed to take the suggestion to the town council and the youth council.’
    • ‘The town council will write to Essex County Council with its concerns as a matter of urgency.’
    • ‘He had been elected onto the town council at the local elections in May last year.’
    • ‘A councillor has donated a hand bell to a new town council in memory of his wife.’
    • ‘The town council has now referred the borough council's dealings to the Audit Commission.’
    • ‘The lease on the building has now expired and the town council is waiting for the city council to come up with a new one.’
    • ‘He had been a member of the US-backed town council and had eschewed incitements of violence.’
    • ‘He says it is a common complaint and the town council needs to put a system of gritting in place.’
    • ‘The town council and North Wiltshire District Council are not issuing any statements.’
    • ‘How long before the town council tries to change the boundaries again to gain more council tax?’
    • ‘The town council will now write to the county council asking them to revise the plan.’
    • ‘Several other councillors said the town council should add its full backing to the festival.’
    • ‘The building is owned by Burnley council and the town council rents a room there.’
    • ‘It is no secret that some district councillors had little or no time for the new town council.’
    • ‘The town council's finance committee recommended no change to the levels earlier this week.’
    • ‘The town hall is owned by North Wiltshire District Council but the facility is run by the town council.’
    • ‘The town council decided to contact Tendring Council about a risk assessment.’
    • ‘Her husband is currently a member of the town council on which she served for nine years from 1987.’
    • ‘The town council resolved to write to the county council and West Wiltshire Housing Society.’
    council, municipal authority, civic authority
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town council

/toun ˈkounsəl/