Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 247 of the Local Government Act 1972(1), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:
1. This Order may be cited as the Local Authorities (Armorial Bearings) (No. 2) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 20th November 1997.
2. The armorial bearings which, immediately before 1st April 1974, were lawfully borne and used by the council named in column (1) of the following Table may be borne and used by the corresponding council named in column (2) of the Table, provided they have first been exemplified according to the laws of arms and recorded in the College of Arms—
Exmouth Urban District Council
Exmouth Town Council
Herefordshire County Council
County of Herefordshire District Council
Malvern Urban District Council
Malvern Town Council
Rayleigh Urban District Council
Rayleigh Town Council
Worcestershire County Council
Worcestershire County Council(2)
N. H. Nicholls
Clerk of the Privy Council
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order authorises each council specified in column (2) of the Table in article 2 to bear and use the armorial bearings formerly borne and used by the corresponding council specified in column (1) of the Table.
1972 c. 70.
The Herefordshire County Council and the Worcestershire County Council named in column (1) were abolished on 1st April 1974, by virtue of section 1(10) of the Local Government Act 1972. The County of Herefordshire District Council and the Worcestershire County Council named in column (2) were constituted under section 2 of the Local Government Act 1972 pursuant to the Hereford and Worcester (Structural, Boundary and Electoral Changes) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1867).