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CORONAVIRUS — INFORMATION FOR LOCAL (PARISH AND TOWN) COUNCILS

NALC has updated its dedicated webpage on the coronavirus. This includes further information on government email alerts, holding meetings, local (parish and town) councils supporting their communities and CiLCA deadlines. See the updates below:

Email alerts from the government

If you would like to keep up-to-date with the government information as it comes out then you can sign-up to their Covid-19 response... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:58 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, CiLCA, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Supporting you during the coronavirus

Just a few months ago in a New Year open letter, the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, said the role of local (parish and town) councils has never been more important. Back then, of course, she was talking about the contribution to things such as bringing the country together, loneliness and isolation, health and wellbeing, and environmental sustainability. Fast forward... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 15:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: AGAR, Coronavirus, NALC, best practice, news, toilet tax

CORONAVIRUS — INFORMATION FOR LOCAL (PARISH AND TOWN) COUNCILS

ENGAGING WITH THE GOVERNMENT

On 17 March the government produced an outline of what will be covered by a Coronavirus Bill, which their aim is to introduce as new fast-tracked legislation. Some topics that local councils may find most relevant to their work are related to "managing the deceased with respect and dignity" if the local council is also a burial authority, and also "delaying and slowing the... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 15:53 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

Statement: COVID-19 community resilience - Stroud district Council

Published: Tuesday, 17 March, 2020

Stroud District Council political group leaders Doina Cornell, Martin Whiteside, Ken Tucker and Stephen Davies, SDC Chief Executive Kathy O'Leary, Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie and The Cotswolds MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown have issued a joint statement to address residents' concerns and thank them for their co-operation and offers to help others in their communities.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 12:18 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, SDC, Stroud District Council, coronavirus, news, resilience

CORONAVIRUS — INFORMATION FOR LOCAL (PARISH AND TOWN) COUNCILS

SOURCES OF ADVICE

The coronavirus situation is fast-moving and there is an increasing amount of misinformation online. We should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly.

Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:28 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus situation develops, we all should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly. The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a very useful list of different government advice sources including for employers. Additionally, you may find the advice from ACAS useful in considering any employment-related matters that may impact... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: ACRE, Centre for Ageing Better, Coronavirus, GAPTC, Improvement and Development Board, NALC, devolution, news

Policy consultation e-briefing on dormant assets

The Treasury has issued a policy consultation in which the Government is proposing to expand the dormant assets scheme. The government is proposing to expand the dormant assets scheme to include a wider tranche of otherwise idle assets which may be put to better use for good causes.

Context & proposals

A range of assets were considered for inclusion in any expansion of the dormant assets' scheme... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Dormant Assets

LGA advice on the Coronavirus

LGA advice on the Coronavirus

NALC has shared a link to the Local Government Association website, which contains information for local councils about the Coronavirus and a useful list of government advice sources, which you should check at regular intervals.

https://www.local.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-councils

Posted: Thu, 05 Mar 2020 13:43 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Coronavirus, LGA

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

The Sun backs toilet tax campaign

The Sun – signalled its backing to NALC's toilet tax campaign this week. Huge thanks to Richard Holden MP, the new co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on local democracy for his support in calling on the new chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, to address this in his budget on 11 March. Read The Sun's story and leader column, and Richard's article on Conservative... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 13:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Enabling social action, LGA, VE Day, toilet tax

NALC Chief Executive - newsletter

Management Board

NALC's newly elected Management Board of eleven elected councillors, tasked with oversight of NALC, met on 28 January, here's a summary:

  • New members Cllr Paul Harvey (Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes) and Cllr Bob Blezzard (Isle of Wight) were welcomed to the Board along with the new vice-chairman (member services), Cllr Mike Drew (Avon)
  • Councillors discussed their fiduciary roles as... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 16:01 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, VE Day, Village Halls, managemet board, planning awards

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