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
Figures released on 27 March by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) show the average increase in the small share of council tax raised by local (parish and town) councils will increase by a penny a day in 2019/2020.
The national statistical release covers council tax and precept levels for a range of bodies in England including principal authorities such as county, district... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 13:00 by Helen Carrier
Activities are now being planned around Norfolk for the Great British Spring Clean between 22 March and 23 April 2019. Examples include those at Marham, Necton and Denver (see websites). Let us know if your council is doing anything particularly unusual or innovative!
Posted: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier
Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) launched the Great British Spring Clean for 2019 and the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is calling on local (parish and town) councils to get involved once again.
This year, the event will be taking place from 22 March – 23 April 2019 and aims to build on the success of last year's event.
Over 370,000 #LitterHeroes joined forces last year - despite the 'Beast... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier
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