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Purdah reminder

It has come to our attention that a Cotswolds MP has emailed councils asking to be advised of any events during the next 6 weeks that he could attend.

As outlined in our newsletter of 5 November, we are in purdah at the moment so don't forget councils should not issue any publicity or allow potential MPs to speak at council meetings or events organised by the council which would seek to influence voters... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News

Updated notification system re: joining instructions for training

FOA Clerks,

Previously we have been directly emailing attendees (councillors) joining instructions for upcoming training courses, but on numerous occasions they have been going into SPAM.

We have reverted to sending out the joining instructions to clerks and would ask you to send these on to your councillors due to attend.

Any comments/suggestions are appreciated.

Posted: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:37 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, News, Training

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Updated NALC guidance on pre-election publicity

NALC are already receiving a number of queries related to the pre-election period (purdah) prior to the General Election, which started when Parliament was dissolved on 6 November. Although local (parish and town) councils will not be holding elections on 12 December, NALC have reissued our Legal Briefing L01-19 on the code of recommended practice on local... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:51 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Code of Conduct, DIS, Direct Information Service, IDB, Improvement and Develoment Board, Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance, LGA guidance on councillor i, LPAG, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Towns Fund, conference, street design awards

GAPTC subscription fees - 2020/21

The GAPTC Executive Committee met on Thursday 31st October to agree the subscription fee for 2020/21.

The 2019/20 subs were 32.49 pence per electorate (this was made up of 25.5 pence to GAPTC and 6.99 pence to NALC).

At the NALC AGM it was agreed that the NALC contribution would increase from 6.99 pence to 7.20 pence for 2020/21 (an increase of 0.21 pence per elector).

The Executive Committee considered... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:32 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, NALC, News, budget, subscription fees

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

NALC Annual Conference 2019

The bulletin from last week is something of an Annual Conference special given this was the obvious highlight, several headlines and reflections include:

  • Some vital statistics which illustrate just how the annual conference has grown into the biggest and most high profile event in the sector's calendar: there were 250 delegates from every single county association area; 40... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 09:47 by Alison Robinson

Tags: General election, NALC, NALC conference, National Association for Local Councils, News, rural coalition

Congratulations to Willersey PC clerk for achieving CiLCA

Kevin O'Donoghue from Willersey PC in the Cotswolds is the latest clerk to achieve the CiLCA qualification, so congratulations to him for an outstanding achievement.

If you are interested in taking the CiLCA qualification do get in touch.

Posted: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:25 by Anita Sach

Tags: CiLCA

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin 25 October 2019

Chief executive's bulletin

#OurDay 2019

This year's #OurDay will take place on 19 November. Now a regular campaign fixture in the annual calendar, #OurDay is the Local Government Association's annual 24-hour social media marathon for local government, so gives local (parish and town) councils, councillors, clerks and county associations a great opportunity to share their stories of how they improve the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:22 by Anita Sach

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Queen's Speech

The Queen's Speech was delivered in Parliament on 14 October, setting out the government's forthcoming legislative agenda. The Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill was not among the list of bills announced, NALC will continue to press the government on this. There were welcome commitments, though, to publish bills on devolution, the environment and broadband, and NALC will also... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:12 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, PWLB, Public Works Loan Board, Queens speech, SAAA, website accessibility

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Meeting with Alzheimer's Society

On 8 October the NALC head of membership services, Charlotte Eisenhart, and policy intern, Claire Goldfinch, met with the Alzheimer's Society to discuss the joint work under the strategic commitment signed almost two years ago. Issues covered included the role of local (parish and town) councils in building dementia-friendly communities, sharing of information and goals... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:38 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, consultations, dementia friendly communities, health and wellbeing, larger councils, smaller councils

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Conservative party conference

The political party conference season came to a close this week with the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, and other NALC colleagues in Manchester at the Conservative Party autumn conference. Brexit was again a consistent theme, with much focus on what the Prime Minister has or hasn't been up to, including drinking from disposable coffee cups! The highlight for NALC was their... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:36 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LGF, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Policy Committee, SLCC, conference, conservative party conference, healthwatch conference, local government finance, new councils campaign, tree charter

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