NALC's parliament of elected representatives made up of councillors from each of the 43 county associations – the National Assembly – held its final meeting of the calendar year on 11 December at the offices of CCLA (one of our partners) in the City of London, here are a few highlights:
- The meeting saw elections to leadership positions and committees for the next two years.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 08:12 by Alison Robinson
Building stronger communities was the theme of October's NALC Annual Conference where Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, paid tribute to England's 100,000 councillors for all the work they do for their places. And I want to add my own thanks and appreciation, and wish you all the very best for the new decade ahead.
Right across the country, our local (parish and town) councils have been building... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:25 by Alison Robinson
What can be found in our latest newsletter sent to our member councils:
- Disciplinary and Grievance arrangements – updated guidance and policies
- Consultation on strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments
- Section 137 limit for 2020/21
- Confidential minutes
- Funding for replacements for ash trees
- Clarification that local councils cannot fund repairs to church property
- Declaring an interest... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:51 by Alison Robinson
"Before, the Town Clerk had to spend a full day preparing the agenda and getting it approved by Council Members. Now, this task takes no more than one hour and everything is done." This Town Clerk Saves 6 Days a Month!
Are you involved with council and committee meetings?
Then this story of the Newquay Town Council is for you.
With the steady growth of the council's responsibilities over the years came... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:22 by Alison Robinson
Section 137 limit for 2020-21
Last week the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) notified our sector that the appropriate sum for Section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 (the 1972 Act) for parish and town councils in England for 2020-21 is £8.32 per elector – you can read more here.
NALC Smaller Councils Committee
NALC's Smaller Councils Committee met on... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:15 by Alison Robinson
SURVIVING WINTER APPEAL
There are 300 excess winter deaths yearly on our doorstep in Gloucestershire, our older communities are suffering in silence. hashtag#fuelpoverty they are choosing between EATING OR HEATING hashtag#SaveALife
Posted: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 15:27 by Alison Robinson
Our CEO, Ali, is undertaking a huge challenge in May 2020 to run ten marathons in ten days raising money for the Brathay Trust.
If you want to support her please see the link below: -
Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:14 by Anita Sach
VEHICULAR ACTIVATED SPEED SIGNS
It is NALC's (Legal teams) view that three specific powers (s.274A Highways Act 1980, s. 72 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and s.31 Local Government and Rating Act 1997) are not powers that enable the provision of signs for traffic calming purposes by local councils, NALC have been asked about general powers.
It is NALC's view that the general power of competence will... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 08:16 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations Lucy Biddle (Cam Parish Council) on the successful completion of the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).
The prefect start to the festive season!
Posted: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:50 by Alison Robinson
New health and wellbeing webpage
In his interview with the magazine, LCR, Duncan Selbie, chief executive, Public Health England commented that "What is clear is that local (parish and town) councils are indispensable to the solutions around keeping people in good health."
Praise indeed for the important role of the sector, but a challenge at the same time. To help local councils respond to this challenge... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 15:28 by Alison Robinson