No. S 577
Town Councils Act
Town Councils
(Declaration of Towns)
Order 2015
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Town Councils Act, the Minister for National Development makes the following Order:
Citation and commencement
1.  This Order may be cited as the Town Councils (Declaration of Towns) Order 2015 and comes into operation on 1 October 2015.
2.  In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires —
“conservancy by-law” means a by-law made by a Town Council relating to conservancy and service charges or to penalties and administrative fees for the late payment of conservancy and service charges;
“constituency” means an electoral division specified in the Parliamentary Elections (Names and Polling Districts of Electoral Divisions) Notification 2015 (G.N. No. S 443/2015);
“existing conservancy by-law” means a conservancy by-law in force on 30 September 2015;
“former Town” means a Town declared under the Town Councils (Declaration of Towns) Order 2011 (G.N. No. S 263/2011).
3.  Each area comprising the constituency or constituencies set out in the first column of the First Schedule is declared to be a Town to be known by the name set out opposite of that area in the second column of that Schedule.
Incidental, consequential and supplementary provisions
4.—(1)  Where the Town Council for a former Town is not dissolved but is renamed in the Second Schedule (with or without any change in the area of the Town), the change in corporate name of the Town Council does not operate —
(a)to create a new legal entity;
(b)to prejudice or affect the identity of the Town Council or its continuity as a Town Council;
(c)to affect the property of, or the exercise of any right or the enforcement of any obligation by or against, the Town Council; or
(d)to render defective any legal proceedings by or against the Town Council,
and any legal proceedings that might have been continued or commenced by or against the Town Council in its former corporate name may be continued or commenced by or against the Town Council in its new corporate name.
(2)  Where any area in a former Town becomes, by virtue of this Order, part of another Town (called the succeeding Town) and the Town Council for the former Town is not dissolved, all existing conservancy by-laws which were made by the Town Council of the former Town continue to apply, with the necessary modifications, to that area as if this Order had not been made until —
(a)such time as conservancy by-laws are made by the Town Council of the succeeding Town for that area (whether or not including other areas in the succeeding Town); or
(b)31 March 2016,
whichever first occurs.
(3)  The incidental, consequential and supplementary provisions contained in the Second Schedule have effect in respect of the Town Councils of former Towns specified in the Second Schedule.
5.  The Town Councils (Declaration of Towns) Order 2011 (G.N. No. S 263/2011) is revoked.
Made on 30 September 2015.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of National Development,
[ND311/4-146 Pt85.1; AG/LEGIS/SL/329A/2015/13 Vol. 1]