The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy, supported by NALC, held its Annual General Meeting on 13 July 2018 at Portcullis House. The NALC Chief Executive was delighted with MPs and peers praise of NALC's work engaging with parliament on a range of issues, and for the excellent support NALC provide to the group as its secretariat.
Other headlines include:
- Highlights of the.. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:32 by Alison Robinson
Unaffordable homes, poor connectivity, skills gaps and health inequalities are combining to create a "perfect storm" that is threatening the future success and prosperity of rural areas, council leaders revealed this week
The LGA set up a Post-Brexit England Commission to examine the.. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:02 by Alison Robinson
Last night the North Cotswold cluster meeting took place, James Brain (Planning officer) attended.
He has forwarded links related to planning that you may be interested in:-
- the Inspector's reports can be accessed here form the Council's website https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/residents/planning-building/planning-policy/latest-planning-policy-news/; and
- the Residential Land Availability report (showing the number and.. Read More »
Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:35 by Alison Robinson
"We have never lost a game, just sometimes we ran out of time."
Sir Alex Ferguson.
Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 08:36 by Alison Robinson
Ledbury case and new legal guidance
Last week Jonathon Owen, chief executive of NALC spoke to Rob Smith, chief executive of Society of Local Council Clerks, to talk about the implications of the high court judgment on a judicial review claim by a councillor against Ledbury Town Council. They both agreed to send a joint letter to the government and the Committee on Standards in Public Life and Local Government Association, to voice concerns about the implications of.. Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:27 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations Irena Litton (Clerk at Leonard Stanley Parish Council and Deputy Clerk at Painswick Parish Council) on achieving CiLCA, adding to the growing number of qualified clerks across Gloucestershire - and increasing the professionalism and capacity of the local council sector.
Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:02 by Alison Robinson
"It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be."
Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:24 by Alison Robinson
Last week the NALC LCR editor, Marie Dill, did an exclusive interview with Andrew Gwynne MP, shadow secretary of state for Communities and Local Government, for the summer issue. Even the appearance of Holywood star Goldie Hawn didn't distract him during our photo shoot!
By way of a sneak peek just one of the things he said was: "I believe in taking community empowerment away from just being slogans. If we are going to give.. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:20 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations to Rachel Russell from Stonehouse Town Council who has successfully gained her CiLCA qualification. She is one of the growing numbers of qualified clerks across Gloucestershire, so why not consider working towards CiLCA? We are happy to discuss it with you.
Posted: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:21 by Anita Sach