Section 9 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 defines a ‘local authority’ as:
(a) a district council in England;
(b) a county council in England for an area for which there is no district council;
(c) a London borough council;
(d) the common council of the City of London;
(e) the council of the Isles of Scilly;
(f) a county or county borough council in Wales;
An ‘authorised officer’, in relation to a local authority, means an employee of the authority who is authorised in writing by the authority for the purposes of giving notices under section 6 of the Act.