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CORONAVIRUS — INFORMATION FOR LOCAL (PARISH AND TOWN) COUNCILS

NALC has updated its dedicated webpage on the coronavirus. This includes further information on government email alerts, holding meetings, local (parish and town) councils supporting their communities and CiLCA deadlines. See the updates below:

Email alerts from the government

If you would like to keep up-to-date with the government information as it comes out then you can sign-up to their Covid-19 response... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:58 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, CiLCA, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Supporting you during the coronavirus

Just a few months ago in a New Year open letter, the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, said the role of local (parish and town) councils has never been more important. Back then, of course, she was talking about the contribution to things such as bringing the country together, loneliness and isolation, health and wellbeing, and environmental sustainability. Fast forward... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 15:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: AGAR, Coronavirus, NALC, best practice, news, toilet tax

CORONAVIRUS — INFORMATION FOR LOCAL (PARISH AND TOWN) COUNCILS

ENGAGING WITH THE GOVERNMENT

On 17 March the government produced an outline of what will be covered by a Coronavirus Bill, which their aim is to introduce as new fast-tracked legislation. Some topics that local councils may find most relevant to their work are related to "managing the deceased with respect and dignity" if the local council is also a burial authority, and also "delaying and slowing the... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 15:53 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

CORONAVIRUS — INFORMATION FOR LOCAL (PARISH AND TOWN) COUNCILS

SOURCES OF ADVICE

The coronavirus situation is fast-moving and there is an increasing amount of misinformation online. We should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly.

Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:28 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus situation develops, we all should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly. The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a very useful list of different government advice sources including for employers. Additionally, you may find the advice from ACAS useful in considering any employment-related matters that may impact... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: ACRE, Centre for Ageing Better, Coronavirus, GAPTC, Improvement and Development Board, NALC, devolution, news

NALC Chief Executive - newsletter

Management Board

NALC's newly elected Management Board of eleven elected councillors, tasked with oversight of NALC, met on 28 January, here's a summary:

  • New members Cllr Paul Harvey (Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes) and Cllr Bob Blezzard (Isle of Wight) were welcomed to the Board along with the new vice-chairman (member services), Cllr Mike Drew (Avon)
  • Councillors discussed their fiduciary roles as... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 16:01 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, VE Day, Village Halls, managemet board, planning awards

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Meeting of chairman and vice chairmen

The NALC newly elected chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter (Worcestershire), vice-chairman (finance), Cllr Keith Stevens (East Sussex), and vice-chairman (member services), Cllr Mike Drew (Avon), met this week with the NALC Chief Officer and the corporate management team to map out the priorities for the next two years, and how they would work together as a team to promote... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Lobby Day, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, health & wellbeing, loneliness, policy committee, transport planning

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Happy New Year and chairman's open letter
This is the first bulletin of the 2020, so on behalf of everyone at NALC happy and prosperous New Year! And in case you missed it just before Christmas, the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, wrote a New Year open letter to all councillors about working together to build stronger communities. Sue's letter pays tribute to the work of councillors, explains how local... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:00 by Alison Robinson

Tags: British toilet association, GAPTC, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, council tax referendum principles, meeting with government officials, study tour, village halls

Surveillance Camera Commissioner England & Wales - letter to parish and town councils DECEMBER 2019

Mr Tony Porter Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Date: December 2019

www.gov.uk/ surveillance-camera-commissioner

To: Parish, Town and Community Councils in England and Wales Dear Council

The operation of surveillance camera systems, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and partnerships.

You will be aware that as a relevant authority as set out in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (PoFA) you, as a local... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:57 by Alison Robinson

Tags: ANPR, Data Protection, GDPR, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News

Employment matters - update from NALC

· New HR policies and how to guides. These are being produced as part of the NALC partnership with HRSP. These documents will be available to county associations in early January and to be promoted to members from the beginning of February. The aim of this delay in promoting to members is to give everyone time to read the new materials.

· New employment contract guidance for council staff... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:33 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, employment, job profiles