Tags: Rural Coalition

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Keeping playgrounds open

Play England and a group of academics, scientists, play experts and charities have written an open letter calling on local authorities to put the wellbeing of children first and keep playgrounds open. This has been sparked by some local authorities in England closing children's playgrounds despite government guidance that is specific about keeping them open. You can also read... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:22 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Every Mind Matters Campaign, NALC, Play England, Rural Coalition, The Policies of Belonging, news

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

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Local Government Finance Settlement 2018/19 Technical Consultation

· NALC responded to the Government's consultation on next year's local government finance settlement and their submission makes the case for a continuation of the current position of council tax referendum principles not being extended to our sector, provides evidence of how the sector is responding to the Government's challenge,... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:48 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GDPR, Local Government Financial Settlement, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Rural Coalition, annual return, data protection, larger councils

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Star Councils 2017 deadline extended!

· NALC have extended the deadline for entries to NALC's Star Councils 2017 to 14 August 2017! This is in response to requests from a number of councils and county associations for more time to complete their application. More information on the six categories, the simple and quick process of making a nomination and previous winners is on the NALC website.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:57 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, News, Rural Coalition, Transparency Fund, star councils