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
Meeting with the local government minister
Funding was top of the agenda for the meeting the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, and Jonathon Owen had with the local government minister, Rishi Sunak MP, on 20 March. Here are a few key points.
- Sue highlighted last week's National Assembly motion and expressed the strong concern about local (parish and town) councils not being eligible to apply for certain... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:01 by Alison Robinson
A letter from Rishi Sunak MP (MHCLG) to local authorities has been drawn up regarding the publication of councillors' and candidates' home addresses.
In the letter he confirms that he is taking forward a recommendation from the Committee on Standards in Public Life Review of Intimidation in Public Life that the Government should bring forward legislation to remove the requirement for candidates standing... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:29 by Alison Robinson
The NALC Policy Committee, which oversees the policy-making and campaigning work, met on 6 March, here are a few highlights in advance of the draft minutes being available:
Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:15 by Alison Robinson
Welcome to the third legal update and the first of 2019
GDPR – commenting on planning applications
Planning applications often contain personal data (as defined by the GDPR/ Data Protection Act 2018). Processing personal data is necessary for the exercise of planning functions, but that does not include a blanket approach to publishing such data on the internet.
Decisions on what information is... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:22 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations to Kemble & Ewen Parish Council who have achieved foundation level in the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS).
Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:29 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations Robert Stone from Gotherington Parish Council on achieving CiLCA.
The next CiLCA mentoring sessions commence in March so if you are interested in becoming qualified please contact us.
Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:39 by Alison Robinson
NALC Elections Campaign
Last week NALC launched a new promotional video as part of the #MakeAChange elections campaign to encourage more people to stand for election as local councillors in the forthcoming elections in May 2019. The new video aims to help people looking to stand for election to understand the steps they will have to take to become a councillor. Watch the six steps to becoming a local... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 07:55 by Alison Robinson
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