Author: Alison Robinson
The Charter for Trees, Woods and People
This week Ben Murray, policy and projects officer was in Grantham, Lincolnshire at the Woodland Trust to talk about next steps for our joint project on The Charter for Trees, Woods and People. The project steering group – which includes representatives from NALC, Woodland Trust, Tree Council and NUS – celebrated the achievement of the charter gaining... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:53 by Alison Robinson
You are warmly invited to the Working together for a better Gloucestershire event on Wednesday 19 September 2018 at Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester Gl1 2HS
The interplay between health, housing and energy efficiency is a vital, fast-moving, and a constant hot-topic. Join Severn Wye Energy Agency on 19th September to share in what's next for those living in Gloucestershire.
In Gloucestershire, we enjoy... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:52 by Alison Robinson
New for this autumn is An Introduction to Procurement, something which more and more councils are becoming involved in as they initiate major projects. Our CEO, Alison Robinson, will be delivering this course using her extensive knowledge of procurement in the public sector. We have also just added courses on Planning and Chairmanship Skills.
We are also proud to be hosting a session of the 'Hearing... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:03 by Alison Robinson
Following the publication last year of the Local Regeneration Handbook (available from SLCC), the author (Andrew Maliphant) is running a webinar on Thursday 17th October about Beginning Local Regeneration.
Anyone looking to make improvements to the area where they live or work can find more details at http://www.slcc.co.uk/course/beginning-local-regeneration/72/ -
Posted: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:13 by Alison Robinson
External audit non responses
Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments (SAAA) are now receiving management information returns from the audit suppliers – currently, their main concern is the number of authorities they have had no response from, this is higher than in previous years. At the end of last week there were over 700 authorities who had not responded at all.
All will now have received formal... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:35 by Alison Robinson
The proposal for the establishment of a Forest Youth Association is being discussed at :
7pm on Thursday 13th September 2018 at Cinderford Town Council, Bellvue Centre.
Please note this is the start of a process, so lots of ideas/options are on the table to identify a way forward for youth provision in FOD which may be supported by parish and town councils.
Posted: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:48 by Alison Robinson
Updated General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) toolkit
NALC's GDPR toolkit has been updated to reflect the new Data Protection Act 2018 and data protection regime. The changes include the appointment of a Data Protection Officer, which is not mandatory for all local (parish and town) councils, and information about paying the Information Commissioner's data protection fee.
Roundtable on rural buses... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 06 Aug 2018 15:01 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations Slimbridge Parish Council on achieving 'foundation' level in the LCAS.
Posted: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 14:11 by Alison Robinson
Lord Gary Porter confirmed!
NALC are delighted to announce Lord Gary Porter, chairman of the Local Government Association will be speaking at this year's Annual Conference in Milton Keynes.
The straight-talking council leader is ranked number 11 in Local Government Chronicle's LGC100 and a prominent figure in the House of Lords, and judging by his talks at previous events he won't be shy in sharing his... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 08:41 by Alison Robinson
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy, supported by NALC, held its Annual General Meeting on 13 July 2018 at Portcullis House. The NALC Chief Executive was delighted with MPs and peers praise of NALC's work engaging with parliament on a range of issues, and for the excellent support NALC provide to the group as its secretariat.
Other headlines include:
- Highlights of the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:32 by Alison Robinson