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 and aims for our joint work over the coming year. A key policy theme for NALC in 2020 will be health and wellbeing so NALC are really looking forward to continuing to work with the Alzheimer's society to create real change. And if you haven't read it already, do check out the Dementia-friendly rural communities guide.
LCR magazine interview with new LGA chairman
The NALC senior communications officer, Marie Dill, recently met with Cllr James Jamieson, the new chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA), for LCR magazine. The interview revealed he is hugely supportive of the local council sector, saying: "Local councils are sometimes better placed to develop and deliver targeted services and solutions for hyper-local communities in a way that principal councils are not." And looking forward, he sees the two associations working together "better, closer and less adversarial". But he also adds: "If local councils are to play a role in helping to shape and build communities, then they need to step up to the challenge and work with principal authorities." To read more from this interview, which appears in the Autumn Annual Conference Special issue, subscribe to LCR at www.nalc.gov.uk/lcrmagazine. You can also hear from James direct as he is among the brilliant line-up of speakers at the Annual Conference, book here.
NALC have a consultations running at the moment and would love to hear from you: we will be responding to government's independent review of local government audit so please complete this survey to share your views, the deadline is 8 November.
Larger councils, choose your representatives in NALC!
NALC has opened up the online voting process for NALC's Larger Councils Committee for candidates for 2020-1. All member larger councils (those with a precept income or annual turnover of £600,000 plus, or an electorate of 6000 plus) to vote online now, more information including candidate nominations are here.
Smaller councils, get involved in NALC!
This week NALC opened up the nominations process to NALC's Smaller Councils Committee for directly elected candidates for 2020-21. The Committee is a key special interest group for NALC and represents the interests of all smaller local councils in England. There are three elected councillor and elected clerk places available, more information including the nomination form is here.
Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:38 by Alison Robinson