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NALC Chief Executive's bulletin - LGA

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

Tags: LGA, Local Government Agency, NALC, news, partnership working

Guidance on COVID19

General position

The Prime Minister confirmed on 12 July that Step 4 of the Roadmap will proceed as planned on Monday 19 July. This means most legal limits on social contact will be removed. There will no longer be limits on gatherings inside and outside and on social distancing. However as cases continue to rise the government is urging caution and personal responsibility.

What does this mean for local... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:30 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, NALC, face to face meetings, risk asessments

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

NALC continue to meet with County Officers every two weeks

NALC continue to meet fortnightly with county association officers to allow the sharing of ideas and good practice and ensure shared awareness of the issues and challenges facing county associations and local (parish and town) councils. The focus last week was on building positive relationships and links with the police and Police and Crime... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 10:46 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CCLA, Community town centre report, Councillor behaviours, LGBT+ network, NALC, Parliamentary Boundaries Review, Sanctions, Star Council Awards, Thank You Day, networking, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

NALC young people event and young councillors network

How to get young people involved in local councils was the title of this week's brilliant sold out NALC event which heard from Cllr Katy Brooks, Pembury Parish Council, Cllr Chelsey Jay, Witham Town Council and Cllr Ollie Tucker, Axminster Town Council. All three shared really practical tips and advice on how to engage with young people in our communities.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 May 2021 17:39 by Alison Robinson

Tags: All-Party Parliamentary Group on local democracy, Civility in public life, Climate Change task and finish group, NALC, communication tools, news, parish precept data, pay offer, rural economy and levelling up, young councillors

Star Council Awards - Gloucestershire councils please submit your examples of good practice

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is once again running its awards programme this year as part of its work to recognise the local (parish and town) council sector's achievements.

So far no applications have been made to the Start Council Awards from Gloucestershire - we know how interesting and dynamic you have been during the last year, especially during the COVID crisis. Please promote... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 May 2021 14:16 by Sue Creswick

Tags: NALC, National Association of Local Councils, Star councils, news, sector good practice

Government announces remote meeting powers not being extended

Robert Jenrick MP, secretary of state at the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), has written to council leaders about remote meetings to confirm the government will not bring forward emergency legislation on this issue at this time. The NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, has responded to express her disappointment, as has the Local Government Association (LGA) in their statement... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:42 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, NALC, remote meetings

A free national webinar for parish and town councils on Wednesday 31st March at 3pm on crisis communications

All,

Our training partner, Breakthrough Communications are running a free national webinar for parish and town councils on Wednesday 31st March at 3pm on crisis communications.

In this free webinar the panel will look at how councils can start to prepare for future crises that may arise, how to manage them effectively from a communications perspective when they happen, and what to do afterwards.

You will... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:24 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, communications, partnership, training

Star council awards 2021 (theme COVID19)

NALC's Star Council Awards are the only awards in England that recognise the local (parish and town) council sector's positive contribution to its communities, rewarding local councils, councillors, young councillors, county associations and clerks.

It has not been an easy 12 months. However, those in the sector have gone above and beyond their regular duties during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 12:02 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, News, Star Councils

NALC Lobby Day - 2nd February 2021

Every year NALC coordinate a Lobby Day, this usually entails councillor reps meeting the local MP's in the House of Commons.

This year it is taking place remotely, and whilst our local MP's might not be able to meet on 2nd February we hope they can find time in the coming weeks to convene a meeting.

Below is the information we have sent out: -

As part of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC)... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 16:25 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Lobby Day, MP's, NALC, News