Has anybody else done this in the UK?
Yes, approximately 10,000 local Councils already exist across England and Wales. Some of these have existed for hundreds of years and some are more recent. The map below shows in blue the existing local Councils in England and Wales, as you can see outside of London and some other cities they are very common. But we will talk a lot about Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham and Queens Park in west London as the two most recent examples, both have been set up in the last ten years. See detail below.