The Queen's Speech was delivered in Parliament on 14 October, setting out the government's forthcoming legislative agenda. The Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill was not among the list of bills announced, NALC will continue to press the government on this. There were welcome commitments, though, to publish bills on devolution, the environment and broadband, and NALC will also... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:12 by Alison Robinson
Meeting with Alzheimer's Society
On 8 October the NALC head of membership services, Charlotte Eisenhart, and policy intern, Claire Goldfinch, met with the Alzheimer's Society to discuss the joint work under the strategic commitment signed almost two years ago. Issues covered included the role of local (parish and town) councils in building dementia-friendly communities, sharing of information and goals... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:38 by Alison Robinson
Conservative party conference
The political party conference season came to a close this week with the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, and other NALC colleagues in Manchester at the Conservative Party autumn conference. Brexit was again a consistent theme, with much focus on what the Prime Minister has or hasn't been up to, including drinking from disposable coffee cups! The highlight for NALC was their... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:36 by Alison Robinson
Meeting with the new chairman of LGA
The NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, met with the new leader of the Local Government Association (LGA), Cllr James Jamieson on 16 September, here's a couple of highlights:
- James is the leader of Central Bedfordshire Council, which is fully parished. James has a good understanding of the sector support required in the role of building stronger communities and place-shaping,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 09:14 by Anita Sach
NALC are delighted to announce Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, will be this year's Annual Conference special guest.
The Princess Royal is the only daughter and second child of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Her Royal Highness is involved with over 300 charities, organisations and military regiments in the UK and overseas, and she devotes a large part of her working life to... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 11:32 by Alison Robinson
Please tell us your views on the consultation underway on proposed reforms to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage by emailing email@example.com by 11 October. NALC will also be responding to the government's review into local government audit, again please send your views to NALC by 18 October, click here to read the news story.
Out and about
- The head of member... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:48 by Alison Robinson
Communities Week (9-15 September)
A heads up that Communities Week, organised by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), will take place in the week commencing 9 September. Plans for the week are being finalised by MHCLG and further updates will be provided in due course. But in the meantime, it would be great if local councils could consider what you can do throughout that... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:57 by Alison Robinson
Yesterday evening at the Quedgeley Town Council full council meeting they were presented with the Local Council Award Scheme Quality Gold, which is an outstanding achievement for the sector.
If you are interested in finding out about applying contact the office, we are happy to talk to Clerks, councillors and the community about the scheme - as any feedback to improve is welcomed.
Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:52 by Alison Robinson
The Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill had its Second Reading in the House of Lords on 10 July. This is the legislation which will provide mandatory relief from business rates and save around £6m and safeguard 4000 public conveniences; as you know this has been one of our key campaigns. The Bill received cross-party support and Lord Bourne and Baroness Pinnock specifically... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 10:56 by Alison Robinson
Last chance to enter the NALC Star Council Awards
There's still a few hours left to enter NALC's Star Council Awards! There are five categories: clerk of the year, county association project of the year, young councillor of the year, councillor of the year, and Council of the Year. You have until 11:59 pm today (28 June) to get your entries in. Winners will be announced at the awards dinner at the NALC... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 16:39 by Alison Robinson