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Local government

Local councils will change from 1 April 2015 as part of a programme of reform, reducing from 26 to 11. The new, bigger councils will deliver extra services and have new responsibilities and powers. Find out information about this reform, what services the new councils will provide, and what your new council area will be.

Information video

The short video below helps to explain how local councils are changing:

Local government reform

Find out more about how changes to local government will affect you, including information on your new council, its services and rates

How your local council works

Find out more about your local council and how you can get involved

Responsibilities of local councils

Find out about the roles and responsibilities of local councils

Local government structure

Find out how local government in Northern Ireland is currently set up and what range of services councils provide

How to complain about local council services

Find out what you can do if you want to complain about a service provided by your local council