This is an all embracing power for Councils to use, to do almost anything they deem to be in the interests and for the benefit of their residents, without the need to quote the Act of Parliament under which they are taking the proposed action. Before a Council can exercise this power they need to receive specific training and their Clerk needs to be specially qualified. This is a power St Osyth will seek to obtain for future use, but the Council will need further training.
At the Annual General Meeting of the Essex Association held on 23rd September the certificate on this page was presented to a surprised Michael Talbot, our representative at the meeting, by the Association Chairman John Buchanan. This page is put on the web site so that the extra training which cost the Parish £415, can be known to our residents.