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NALC are delighted to announce Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, will be this year's Annual Conference special guest.
The Princess Royal is the only daughter and second child of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Her Royal Highness is involved with over 300 charities, organisations and military regiments in the UK and overseas, and she devotes a large part of her working life to... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 11:32 by Alison Robinson
LCR interview with Rishi Sunak MP
Last week, Marie Dill, LCR editor met with Rishi Sunak MP to talk about local (parish and town) councils. Just one of the encouraging things he said regarding the sector was: "It's an incredibly exciting time to be in what I would call ultra-local government. We're creating more [local councils], and they are doing more things, which impact their communities, and I... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:20 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
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
Ledbury case and new legal guidance
Last week Jonathon Owen, chief executive of NALC spoke to Rob Smith, chief executive of Society of Local Council Clerks, to talk about the implications of the high court judgment on a judicial review claim by a councillor against Ledbury Town Council. They both agreed to send a joint letter to the government and the Committee on Standards in Public Life and Local... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:27 by Alison Robinson
Annual conference 2018
· This year the NALC conference will be debating the future of the sector in post-Brexit Britain and some important issues around that including devolution of powers, financial challenges facing community councils and the changing role of community councils in delivering local services – this has already received media coverage in LocalGov and Public Sector Executive... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 04 May 2018 16:07 by Alison Robinson
· Tuesday's Lobby Day (supported by CCLA) was a huge success with the sector engaging with over 100 Parliamentarians throughout the day including local government minister Rishi Sunak MP and shadow secretary of state for communities and local government Andrew Gwynne MP, with GDPR the top issue on the agenda. You can read more about it in the news story and via the Twitter hashtag ... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:12 by Alison Robinson
NALC annual conference
·Last week's annual conference was the biggest and best for many years.
·You can read more about the conference in the news story, on Twitter via @nalc and #NALCannualconf17, media coverage from local government trade press LocalGov and LGC on the secretary of state Sajid Javid's commitment to strengthen guidance on devolving funding to parishes and his decision on... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:10 by Alison Robinson
Angela Rippon to address annual conference
· Angela Rippon CBE will be a keynote speaker at the NALC annual conference. Angela is a former television journalist, newsreader, writer and presenter and more recently ambassador for the Alzheimer's Society. Angela will be speaking in the plenary session on health and well-being on 31 October.
·The NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:24 by Alison Robinson