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An administrative body (in a London district) that, among other things, provides the locals with electricity, sewage, water etc. and is entitled to take legal action against those who do not want to pay or are indebted (maybe sth like domoupravlenie but on a grander scale?)
Why I chose this one: http://www.MTU-NET.ru/kingstanislaw-law/papers/munic.htm
I could look it up for myself, but in Spain there are no Cyrillic keyboards so thanks for pasting material :-) 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: Местный совет. It is sufficient to serch for this key phrase in Yandex and find this very reference in quite a lot of web sites. Mestny sovet is referred to on the Russian page of the BBC Service - see URL below. So feel free to use the literal translation.