CEO

Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
Cranham House (the OPEX
Building), Falcon Close, Green
Farm Business Park, Gloucester
GL2 4LY

Tags: National Association for Local Councils

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

Judicial review outcome

The court has concluded a decision by Slough Borough Council to abolish two parish councils was flawed and should be quashed. The recent judicial review case of Britwell Parish Council v Slough Borough Council has given us some helpful guidance on the interpretation of the law and government guidance on community governance reviews. Well done to all colleagues involved in supporting... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:35 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Judicial Review, local elections, Telegraph article, consultations, Borrowing approval, PWLB, News, National Association for Local Councils, Training, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration, GAPTC

LCAS success

Congratulations Charlton Kings Parish Council on achieving Local Council Award Scheme 'foundation' level.

The council produced good work and are the first council in the Cheltenham borough to achieve the award.

Well done.

Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:49 by Alison Robinson

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

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

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

Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2019 attendees announced

Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2019 attendees announced

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

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Cotswolds, Garden Party, Forest of Dean, FOD