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Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
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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: Neighnourhood Planning, Housing, LCR, VE Day 75, Historic England review, News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

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

Tags: Local government minister meeting, BHIB, AGAR, Annual Governance and Accountability Return, EXPO, NALC, The Great British Spring Clean, NALC Assembly, News

Councillor/candidate home address

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

Tags: News, NALC, elections

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Policy Committee

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:

  • An extensive discussion on the flexible and diverse funding theme of NALC's A prospectus for ultra-localism, with a particular focus on our policy on business rate reform, where it was agreed our submission to the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Policy committee, CIL, Community Infrastructure Levy, Ordnance Survey, OS, News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils

GAPTC newsletter March 2019

Our informative newsletter was sent out to our member councils today and the contents included:

  • GAPTC 2019/20 subscription renewal form emailed – please look out for it
  • Congratulations to Gloucestershire achievers!
  • Reminder about purdah and the first meeting after elections
  • Gloucestershire VCS Alliance
  • NALC – legal update
  • New GAPTC email address - reminder
  • Details of new 'Buddying' system for... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:00 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Subscription request, purdah, Buddying, training, funding, News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, GAPTC, Grants, CiLCA

NALC Legal Update

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

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, CIL, Planning, GAPTC, libraries, Committee on Standards in Publci Life, Ethical Standards, GDPR, Transparency

LCAS success

LCAS success

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

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, quality, Local Council Award Scheme, LCAS

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

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

Tags: News, NALC, Training, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

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

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Digital mapping, policy consulation, Communities Framework, Elections campaign, Local Council Award Scheme

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, diversity, Spring Clean, Voice of the Councillor, NALC, News, National Association for Local Councils