Happy New Year!
NALC would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2019.
Local Council Award Scheme
At the end of 2018, 326 local (parish and town) councils had already achieved a prestigious national award through the Local Council Award Scheme, recognised by the government, Local Government Association, and Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC), and administered by NALC and county... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 15:54 by Alison Robinson
Parkrun consultation response
The government this week published their parkrun consultation response, which concluded that legislation is not necessary at this point. In the NALC written response to last year's consultation, NALC strongly opposed the introduction of any measures which will remove the ability of local (parish and town) councils to charge for park-based activities including Parkrun. However,... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:03 by Alison Robinson
Meeting with Locality
The NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter met with the chairman of Locality, Mark Law from BARCA Leeds, on 13 November. Issues discussed included the respective recent NALC annual conferences and strategic reviews, the communities agenda including civil society strategy, neighbourhood planning and closer working between organisations. Incidentally, if you aren't already familiar with the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:27 by Alison Robinson
The GAPTC Executive Committee met on Wednesday 24th October to agree the subscription fee for 2019/20.
The 2018/19 subs were 32.36 pence per electorate (this was made up of 25.5 pence to GAPTC and 6.86 pence to NALC).
At the NALC AGM it was agreed that the NALC contribution would increase from 6.86 pence to 6.99 pence for 2019/20 (an increase of 0.13 pence per elector).
At the GAPTC AGM in July a commitment... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:41 by Alison Robinson
The majority of town and parish councils support the introduction of a single, mandatory code of conduct, according to a new poll conducted by the National Association of Local Councils' (NALC).The research found 90% of those surveyed support the same code of conduct for all local authorities.
Nearly 70% would also like new powers to impose additional sanctions, with 60% saying current sanctions are... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:15 by Alison Robinson
Star Council Awards
The wait is finally over! This week NALC have announced the Star Council Awards finalists. This year the Council of the Year award will be decided by you. Find out more about the nominations and cast your vote by 12 October 2018. Winners will be announced at the Annual Conference on 30 October. Check out the finalists list!
Beacon lighting safety guidance
Many local (parish and town)... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:16 by Alison Robinson
LCR interview with Rishi Sunak MP
Last week, Marie Dill, LCR editor met with Rishi Sunak MP to talk about local (parish and town) councils. Just one of the encouraging things he said regarding the sector was: "It's an incredibly exciting time to be in what I would call ultra-local government. We're creating more [local councils], and they are doing more things, which impact their communities, and I... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:20 by Alison Robinson
The Charter for Trees, Woods and People
This week Ben Murray, policy and projects officer was in Grantham, Lincolnshire at the Woodland Trust to talk about next steps for our joint project on The Charter for Trees, Woods and People. The project steering group – which includes representatives from NALC, Woodland Trust, Tree Council and NUS – celebrated the achievement of the charter gaining... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:53 by Alison Robinson