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NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Updated NALC guidance on pre-election publicity

NALC are already receiving a number of queries related to the pre-election period (purdah) prior to the General Election, which started when Parliament was dissolved on 6 November. Although local (parish and town) councils will not be holding elections on 12 December, NALC have reissued our Legal Briefing L01-19 on the code of recommended practice on local... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:51 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, conference, street design awards, Direct Information Service, DIS, Towns Fund, Improvement and Develoment Board, IDB, Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance, LPAG, Code of Conduct, LGA guidance on councillor i

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

NALC Annual Conference 2019

The bulletin from last week is something of an Annual Conference special given this was the obvious highlight, several headlines and reflections include:

  • Some vital statistics which illustrate just how the annual conference has grown into the biggest and most high profile event in the sector's calendar: there were 250 delegates from every single county association area; 40... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 09:47 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, General election, rural coalition, NALC conference

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin 25 October 2019

Chief executive's bulletin

#OurDay 2019

This year's #OurDay will take place on 19 November. Now a regular campaign fixture in the annual calendar, #OurDay is the Local Government Association's annual 24-hour social media marathon for local government, so gives local (parish and town) councils, councillors, clerks and county associations a great opportunity to share their stories of how they improve the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:22 by Anita Sach

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Queen's Speech

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

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, SAAA, PWLB, Public Works Loan Board, website accessibility, Queens speech

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

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

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, smaller councils, larger councils, consultations, dementia friendly communities, health and wellbeing

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

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

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, tree charter, SLCC, conference, new councils campaign, healthwatch conference, Policy Committee, LGF, local government finance, conservative party conference

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Chippenham Peer Review

The pilot peer review with Chippenham Town Council took place last week. NALC's head of member services, Charlotte Eisenhart, was part of the peer review team who spent two days onsite where through 20 meetings they spoke to more than 45 people including a range of council staff together with councillors and stakeholders, spending more than 80 hours to determine findings and feedback... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:21 by Alison Robinson

Tags: peer review, Communities Partnership Board, building stronger communities, Towns Fund, NALC Management Board, HR service, activity report, Public Lavatories Bill, Children's Funeral Fund, Neighbourhood Plan, News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Spending Round 2019

Chancellor Sajid Javid delivered the Spending Round 2019 on 4 September in Parliament, setting out departmental spending plans for 2020/21. Headlines for local government include: principal authorities will have access to a £1.5 million social care down payment next year; an increase in business rate baseline levels to match inflation; £54 million of new funding to reduce... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:46 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, National Association for Local Councils, Funding, finance, scrutiny, DIS, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration, Spending Round 2019

Princess Anne to attend NALC Annual Conference

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

Tags: NALC, News, National Association for Local Councils, Annual Conference

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Consultations

Please tell us your views on the consultation underway on proposed reforms to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage by emailing claire.goldfinch@nalc.gov.uk 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

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:48 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, News, National Association for Local Councils, GDPR, ICO, consultations, 5G, mobile coverage