We selected names out of the hat at 5pm yesterday and the successful councils were: -
* Stow on the Wold Town Council (Cotswolds District) Cllr Vera Norwood + guest
* Alvington parish council (Forest of Dean District) Cllr Alan Haslam + guest
Posted: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:56 by Alison Robinson
2019 training courses
Here is an update on the courses available for this year. New for 2019 is Digital Mapping training with Pear Technology which will take place on 13 February. With elections in May 2019 for the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and Tewkesbury, new councillor training has been set up for the summer and Chairmanship Skills and planning training will be added shortly. Full information on course... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:58 by Alison Robinson
Happy New Year!
NALC would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2019.
Local Council Award Scheme
At the end of 2018, 326 local (parish and town) councils had already achieved a prestigious national award through the Local Council Award Scheme, recognised by the government, Local Government Association, and Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC), and administered by NALC and county... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 15:54 by Alison Robinson
Our updated strategy is out, please look under 'G' in the documents section.
Posted: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 15:34 by Alison Robinson
Parkrun consultation response
The government this week published their parkrun consultation response, which concluded that legislation is not necessary at this point. In the NALC written response to last year's consultation, NALC strongly opposed the introduction of any measures which will remove the ability of local (parish and town) councils to charge for park-based activities including Parkrun. However,... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:03 by Alison Robinson
Meeting with Locality
The NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter met with the chairman of Locality, Mark Law from BARCA Leeds, on 13 November. Issues discussed included the respective recent NALC annual conferences and strategic reviews, the communities agenda including civil society strategy, neighbourhood planning and closer working between organisations. Incidentally, if you aren't already familiar with the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:27 by Alison Robinson
COUNCILLOR OF THE YEAR goes to Cllr Nick Penny, Coleford Town Council.
NALC held its annual conference on Monday and Tuesday this week, the conference also announced the winners of the star councils awards.
Congratulations got to Cllr Penny (councillor of the year), Cllr Penny has been the driving force behind Coleford Town Councils goal to regenerate the town by proving a high quality green leisure... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:16 by Alison Robinson