A year-long Parliamentary inquiry into ethical standards in local government, published today (30 January), has backed calls from the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) for reforms to the current regime aimed at improving behaviour in 10,000 local (parish and town) councils.
NALC has campaigned for a range of measures to be introduced to support high standards of conduct by its 100,000 local... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 11:00 by Helen Carrier
National ALC have published a second edition of Points of Light which includes 150 examples of the contribution local councils are making to communities, including stepping up on important issues such as health and well-being, community transport, economic development, housing and community facilities. Thetford TC and Diss TC in Norfolk are mentioned. Read more in the document below.
Posted: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:00 by Helen Carrier
The National ALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, has written an open letter to England's 100,000 local (parish and town) councillors to wish them a healthy, happy and prosperous and successful 2019. Sue also highlights a number of National ALC's lobbying successes over the last year which will save the sector millions of pounds, praises the work councils are doing, and sets out some challenges for the year... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:00 by Helen Carrier
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published its new publication highlighting the good work England's 10,000 local (parish and town) councils are doing more for their communities.
Points of Light is a collection of case studies highlighting the work that local councils are undertaking to support their communities. The 2019 edition contains 150 case studies, which includes; summaries,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:30 by Helen Carrier
Royal National Hotel, London on 11 February 2019
Alasdair Buckle, Nexus Planning, Andrew Taylor, Countryside Properties, and Joseph Whelan, Hertford Town Council will take part in a workshop session on community benefit from development at NALC's Spring Conference 2019!
This workshop session will focus on sharing good practice on some of the challenges local (parish and town) councils are tackling around... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:00 by Helen Carrier
The NJC for Local Government has agreed the pay award effective from 1 April 2019. See below for the statement from National ALC which interprets the award in respect all of those employed under the Model Contract agreed between them and the Society of Local Council Clerks (+ the contract itself is due to be reviewed for next year).
Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:00 by Helen Carrier
As part of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) elections campaign, it has published an array of materials to help local (parish and town) councils promote the local elections in 2019.
One of the main aims of the campaign is to help local councils promote the elections and encourage wider community engagement, resulting in more people standing for election.
The range of materials include:... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:30 by Helen Carrier
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has partnered with the Woodland Trust to support local (parish and town) councils embed the principles of the Tree Charter.
As part of the partnership, NALC encouraged local councils to get involved in the first ever Tree Charter Day. With hundreds of events taking place on 24 December 2018 to celebrate the day.
Tree Charter Day takes place annually and... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:00 by Helen Carrier
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has secured a 20% discount for member councils and county associations off the purchase price.
Arnold-Baker on Local Council Administration has long been established as the key text for local (parish and town) councils in local government and public and administrative law.
New topics covered in the eleventh edition, include:
- Coverage of the Antisocial... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:07 by Helen Carrier
The chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, has answered National ALC's call to end the 'toilet tax' by announcing in his budget that public toilets will receive new mandatory business rates relief. NALC will be keeping up the pressure to ensure this is introduced from April. Also, as part of the Budget, there will be an additional £8.5 million to support neighbourhood plans and neighbourhood... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:42 by Helen Carrier