Meeting with Local Government Association chairman
This week the NALC chair, Cllr Sue Baxter, held her latest meeting with the chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA), Cllr James Jamieson. Issues covered included remote meetings, civility and respect in public life, levelling up and devolution, sector-led improvement and neighbourhood planning. They both recognised the importance of NALC... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 16:43 by Alison Robinson
The Local Government Association (LGA) hosted its second #CouncilsCan Day on 10 November, and it was good to see many local councils getting involved and sharing the fantastic work they've been doing. Just some of the great examples included:
- Hedge End Town Council: managing litter picker walks, which covers upwards of 13,000 steps each day, no matter the weather volunteers show up and do it with a... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:36 by Alison Robinson
This week NALC wrote a joint letter with the Society of Local Councils Clerks to the sector to commend your efforts but also asking you to stop holding meetings. The new Coronavirus Act includes a measure on local authority meetings but new regulations are now needed before councils are allowed to hold meetings remotely. NALC are pressing for progress on this as a matter of urgency.
NALC have been updating... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:18 by Alison Robinson
NALC has shared a link to the Local Government Association website, which contains information for local councils about the Coronavirus and a useful list of government advice sources, which you should check at regular intervals.
Posted: Thu, 05 Mar 2020 13:43 by Alison Robinson
Unaffordable homes, poor connectivity, skills gaps and health inequalities are combining to create a "perfect storm" that is threatening the future success and prosperity of rural areas, council leaders revealed this week
The LGA set up a Post-Brexit England Commission to examine... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:02 by Alison Robinson
NALC Study Tour 2018
A sold out NALC Study Tour at Chippenham Town Council was attended by over 30 delegates, which included government officials. It was the first time the tour was opened up to members outside of the Larger Councils Committee.
The committee meeting highlights included; a task and finish group set-up to continue working on council tax support funding, analysis of 2018/19 precepts, communicating... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:43 by Alison Robinson
NALC and BHIB insurance brokers
· To celebrate NALC's strong relationship with BHIB Insurance Brokers, the NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter this week wrote an open letter to all local councils about their great commitment to the sector, tailored risk management offer, support to NALC as well as the new role as an Outreach Partner for the Aviva Community Fund.
Council tax levels for 2018-19
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Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:55 by Alison Robinson
Data Protection Bill and GDPR
· NALC's concerns over the impact of the Data Protection Bill and GDPR on local councils were picked up in Parliament last week as well as extensively in the media. Prior to last Monday's Second Reading of the Bill the NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter wrote to secretary of state for digital, culture media and sport, Matt Hancock MP and NALC issued a press release.
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Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:25 by Alison Robinson