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
Toilet Tax Bill enters Parliament
Legislation to end the toilet tax entered Parliament last week, which when enacted will save the sector millions of pounds. This has been a key campaign over the last few years to exempt local (parish and town) councils from paying business rates on toilets they own or manage. The snappily titled Non Domestic Rating (Public Conveniences) Bill received its First Reading... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 10:14 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations to Quedgeley Town Council on achieving Quality Gold in the Local Council Award Scheme.
The assessment panel met with the council (staff and councillors) today and a tour of projects/services was provided.
This is a brilliant achievement and shows another local council working to an exemplar standard.
Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:44 by Alison Robinson
NALC is delighted to invite entries to the Star Council Awards, which we are running for the fifth successive year in 2019.
The awards are a fantastic opportunity for local (parish and town) councils, councillors, clerks and county associations to showcase how they have made a positive difference locally. They are the only awards in England to recognise the contribution local councils make to their... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:34 by Alison Robinson
The Expo is an opportunity to mix with key industry suppliers to the sector - on Friday 21 June in Worcestershire https://www.chateau-impney.com/ which looks like a really good event, an excellent opportunity for councillors, clerks and county associations to rub shoulders with others in the sector and to meet with nearly 30 suppliers and see what is happening in the wider world and available... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:29 by Alison Robinson
More Local Council Award Scheme success. This time for Newent Town Council who have achieved 'Quality' level with an excellent application.
Posted: Tue, 28 May 2019 14:39 by Alison Robinson
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