NALC Chief Executive's bulletin
NALC Elections Campaign
Last week NALC launched a new promotional video as part of the #MakeAChange elections campaign to encourage more people to stand for election as local councillors in the forthcoming elections in May 2019. The new video aims to help people looking to stand for election to understand the steps they will have to take to become a councillor. Watch the six steps to becoming a local councillor video
- The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have asked NALC, as a member of the Communities Partnership Board, for input to the development of a new Communities Framework. The framework will describe the importance of strong communities, set out the department's vision for supporting the development of these alongside the vital work of other groups, organisations and sectors, and explain and take forward how they are embedding this approach across the work of the department.
- They are focusing for now on three questions – what do communities want: to do more of, or have more control over, in their local areas; in terms of inclusive spaces (parks, community centres, shared amenities) in their local areas; national and local government to do more, or less of, to support communities who want more control over issues affecting their local areas. Let us know what you think to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the online survey. Thank you!
Staying on the subject of inputting to government policy-making, NALC welcome your views on the Clean Air Strategy consultation and on proposals for fighting to flood by considering NALC's policy consultation briefings in the members' area of the NALC website (login required).
County Officers Forum
The County Officers Forum, which brings together county association officers to discuss common issues and share good practice, met on 6 February at CCLA in London. NALC was represented by Justin Griggs, head of policy and communications and Gary Barker, solicitor. The meeting considered a number of subjects including digital mapping, ethical standards, a project to improve guidance on law and procedure, information management systems, skills and interests register, and the Local Council Award Scheme.
Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 07:55 by Alison Robinson