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
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
Gloucestershire's Local Industrial Strategy will set the direction for the future of Gloucestershire's economy. It will help to inform local choices, prioritise local action and, where appropriate, help to inform decisions at a national level.
It will guide local investment alongside funding which is granted to Local Enterprise Partnerships by central government and other national schemes.
To prepare... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:57 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations to Tewkesbury Town council on achieving the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) 'foundation' level.
Posted: Tue, 09 Apr 2019 15:51 by Alison Robinson
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.
Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:49 by Alison Robinson
There is a strategic coalition group comprising of Gloucestershire County Council, all the district authorities, blue light organisations, the army...
The website https://euexit.campaign.gov.uk/ provides some generic advice regarding our exit from the EU.
Principal authorities in conjunction with other public bodies are putting into place contingency plans to address:-
* Fuel shortage implications... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:59 by Alison Robinson
Meeting with the local government minister
Funding was top of the agenda for the meeting the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, and Jonathon Owen had with the local government minister, Rishi Sunak MP, on 20 March. Here are a few key points.
- Sue highlighted last week's National Assembly motion and expressed the strong concern about local (parish and town) councils not being eligible to apply for certain... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:01 by Alison Robinson
A letter from Rishi Sunak MP (MHCLG) to local authorities has been drawn up regarding the publication of councillors' and candidates' home addresses.
In the letter he confirms that he is taking forward a recommendation from the Committee on Standards in Public Life Review of Intimidation in Public Life that the Government should bring forward legislation to remove the requirement for candidates standing... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:29 by Alison Robinson
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
The Gloucestershire Market Town Forum (GMTF) meet later today they will be discussing:-
The High Streets Fund - looking at BID status of applicants (this is suitable for major towns like Gloucester and Cheltenham). There are various pots of cash, but for the smaller towns/retail centres to be successful in securing funding then it is probable that a more collaborative approach needs to be taken.
Elizabeth... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:32 by Alison Robinson