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:
Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:15 by Alison Robinson
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
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
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
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
We selected names out of the hat at 5pm yesterday and the successful councils were: -
* Stow on the Wold Town Council (Cotswolds District) Cllr Vera Norwood + guest
* Alvington parish council (Forest of Dean District) Cllr Alan Haslam + guest
Posted: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:56 by Alison Robinson
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