Invitation to help National ALC influence the government's approach to enabling 5G mobile coverage in rural areas
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is leading a joint consultation with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on extending 5G mobile provision in rural areas. The consultation document can be downloaded here.
This consultation seeks views on the principle of amending permitted development rights for operators with rights under the Electronic... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:00 by Helen Carrier
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has become a Dementia Friendly organisation and is calling on all local (parish and town) councils to follow suit to tackle one of the UK's biggest health problems.
A dementia-friendly community can be defined as a place or culture in which people with dementia and their carers are empowered, supported and included in society, understand their rights... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier
We wanted to remind clerks and councillors on larger councils (with a precept income or annual turnover of £600,000+ or an electorate of 6000+) that NALC has opened up the nominations process to its Larger Councils' Committee for candidates for 2020. The committee represents the interests of all larger local (parish and town) councils in England. It oversees NALC's work programme for larger local... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier
NALC has updated it's guidance relating to discipline and grievance procedures for local councils. This updated discipline and grievance policy reflects the most up to date best practice and case law and is available for all councils in membership of National/ Norfolk ALC as well as to members of SLCC. This is the first step of a joint project between NALC and SLCC to promote good governance in local... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 13:00 by Helen Carrier
Star Council Awards 2018 is open for entries! The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) annual awards celebrate the positive impact local councils, councillors and county associations make to their communities, recognising the achievements of the local council sector.
The awards will be the benchmark for good practice and excellence and the ultimate accolade for councils, councillors and county... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:30 by Helen Carrier
National ALC are partnering with the Local Government Resource Centre (LGRC) to stage a major one-day Expo (exhibition) which is taking place at Chateau Impney Hotel and Exhibition Centre, Droitwich Spa on 21 June 2019. From council management to play equipment, they are aiming to bring together the complete range of products and services councils need under one roof. Demonstrations from exhibitors... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 31 May 2019 14:00 by Helen Carrier
National ALC are keen to highlight the brilliant work of our sector – be it from councillors, clerks or councils. This is what the Star Councils Awards are all about. The simplified the entry process means it's really quick and easy to make an online entry, closing date is 28 June.
Posted: Fri, 03 May 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier
The report into The future of seaside towns picks up many of the points made by National ALC about the need for better provision of high quality affordable housing, enhanced transport and digital connectivity and a mixed local economy in coastal areas. You can read more about the report here.
Posted: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier
Nominations can now be made for National ALC's Star Councils for 2019. These prestigious and popular national awards recognise the achievements and celebrate the impact local councils, local councillors and clerks make to their communities. Information, and how to apply, is on the NALC website: https://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/star-councils-awards . Contact us if interested in making an application... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:30 by Helen Carrier
NALC has launched its Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019 taking place at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Milton Keynes on 28-29 October 2019.
This is the biggest event in the NALC calendar and is now in its fourth year. This follows the huge success of the event in its first three years in Birmingham (2016) and Milton Keynes (2017 & 2018).
For more information about the event and how to book,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 11:00 by Helen Carrier