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NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Meeting with housing minister

The NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, and head of policy and communications, Justin Griggs, met the housing minister, Kit Malthouse MP, last week, primarily to discuss neighbourhood planning.

  • Sue welcomed his engagement with NALC and the Hampshire Association of Local Councils, in particular through Lobby Day, outlining the important role of local (parish and town) councils... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 May 2019 11:54 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Historic England review, Housing, LCR, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Neighnourhood Planning, News, VE Day 75

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

NALC Larger Councils Committee
The Larger Councils Committee met on 22 January at CCLA in London, here's a brief summary:

  • Colleagues from CCLA welcomed the Committee to their offices and gave a brief overview of their work with the charities, churches and local authorities sectors, with total funds under management close to £9bn, the public sector making up almost 20% (£1.7bn) and some 700... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:35 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LCR, Larger Councils Committee, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Spring Clean, Voice of the Councillor, diversity

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Last week the NALC LCR editor, Marie Dill, did an exclusive interview with Andrew Gwynne MP, shadow secretary of state for Communities and Local Government, for the summer issue. Even the appearance of Holywood star Goldie Hawn didn't distract him during our photo shoot!

By way of a sneak peek just one of the things he said was: "I believe in taking community empowerment away from just being slogans.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:20 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Finance and Scrutiny panel, LCR, LocalGov, Media, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, partnership working, technology

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Model standing orders

· NALC has published new model standing orders. These replace the model standing orders contained in Local Councils Explained (© 2013 NALC). The new model standing orders incorporate or reference new legislation introduced after the last model standing orders were published in 2013. These are available on the GAPTC website. Legal Topic Notes 1, 2, 5, 8 and 87 have also... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:28 by Alison Robinson

Tags: ALCC, Conference, GDPR, LCR, LGA, Local Government Pay Scales, Management Board, Model Standing Orders, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, fair funding, unauthorised development and encampments

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

NALC conference this week

·Wednesday's Making Local Economic Growth Work conference was a fitting and positive way to round off this year's extensive events programme – huge thanks go to councils, county associations, sponsors and commercial partners, stakeholders, the hotel staff, all speakers and our own staff.

· Headlines of the day: - Beginning with the shadow secretary of state... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:30 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Council tax refendum, DCLG, Finance and Scrutiny Committee, GDPR, General Date Protection Regulation, LCR, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Meeting with local government minister

· Last week the NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter, policy adviser Andrew Tubb and Jonathon Owen had a meeting with local government minister, Marcus Jones MP to discuss parish precepts.

· The minister was updated on steps taken since December's welcome decision not to extend referendum principles, to encourage councils to be financially transparent, pro-actively... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:14 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CiLCA, Diversity Commission, Executive Committee, IDB, Improvement and Development Board, LCAS, LCR, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Transparency, referendum principles, update