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

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Meeting with the new chairman of LGA

The NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, met with the new leader of the Local Government Association (LGA), Cllr James Jamieson on 16 September, here's a couple of highlights:

  • James is the leader of Central Bedfordshire Council, which is fully parished. James has a good understanding of the sector support required in the role of building stronger communities and place-shaping,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 09:14 by Dawn Laird

Tags: Conservative party conference, Labour party conference, Liberal Democrat party conference, NALC, Redmond Review, larger councils, news

Quality Gold Certificate presented to Quedgeley Town Council

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

Tags: GAPTC, Larger councils, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Training, quality

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Local Democracy

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy, supported by NALC, held its Annual General Meeting on 13 July 2018 at Portcullis House. The NALC Chief Executive was delighted with MPs and peers praise of NALC's work engaging with parliament on a range of issues, and for the excellent support NALC provide to the group as its secretariat.

Other headlines include:

Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:32 by Alison Robinson

Tags: AGM, Annual Conference, Communities conference, Larger Councils, Media, NALC, National Assembly, National Association for Local Councils, News, democracy

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

ICO statement on GDPR

· NALC are pleased to let you know that following lengthy discussions with relevant Government departments, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) have issued a statement of reassurance setting out their views on the particular challenges facing the local council sector regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which NALC have very much welcomed. You... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:02 by Alison Robinson

Tags: External Audit, GDPR, Larger councils, Local Government pay scales, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, SAAA

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)

BHIB insurance brokers

·NALC's newest major commercial corporate partner, BHIB insurance brokers, continues to make positive strides into the local council sector since entering this market in last month. Last week the NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter and BHIB hosted an instructive focus group made up of local councillors, clerks, and county association officers to discuss some of the major risk... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: BHIB insurance brokers, Larger councils, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Training, community governance degree, community partnership board, debates in parliament, risk management

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Finance Committee

·The NALC Finance Committee met on Tuesday: the Committee considered the budget for 2018/19, management accounts for the first quarter and audited accounts for the year to 31 March; the committee clarified any points as necessary and endorsed the terms of reference for the new Finance and Scrutiny Committee; the external auditors presented their annual report and accounts which... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:37 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Finance Committee, Insurance, Larger Councils, NALC, NALC Annual Conference, National Association for Local Councils, News, Star Councils

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