The Coronavirus Bill passed through the House of Commons last week. You can find this here . This is enabling the Secretary of State to now make regulations to formally remove requirements to hold annual meetings and to allow virtual meetings until 7 May 2021. Typically, this approach is now involving clerks sharing emails of importance and, where councillor decisions are required, councillors being... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:30 by Helen Carrier
NALC Funding Bulletin - 28 February 2020
Online charity matching platform that is transforming charitable giving
Posted: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:30 by Helen Carrier
We are pleased to announce that as part of National ALC's work, they have produced a new suite of human resources (HR) policies and how-to guides. These new documents include template employment policies that you can tailor to your council's needs, alongside notes and how-to guides. They cover the full range of employment matters such as annual leave, lone working,training, and much more! Member councils... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:30 by Helen Carrier
As you may know the Home Office has issued a new consultation on strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments. The consultation document is attached below. NALC has produced an accompanying briefing summarising the consultation, NALC's previous views on the matter and the key questions NALC will be responding to.
To help us in our response we would like to hear from both councils and... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:00 by Helen Carrier
We are updating member access details to the National ALC website. Please contact us for your council's updated password.
Posted: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 09:00 by Helen Carrier
Voting has opened for elections to National ALC's Smaller Councils Committee. Smaller councils (those with an electorate under 6,000) can vote for the three candidates they want to represent the interests of smaller councils at a national level. Information on candidates, which includes our Sarah Hayden from Gresham PC in North Norfolk, and the link to vote, is here. The deadline is Friday 13 December.... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:00 by Helen Carrier
NALC's Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019 is an essential event for anyone interested in the role of local councils in strengthening their communities. So join them and other parts of the public, private and voluntary sectors to discuss the key policy issues of the moment. There will be exciting workshop sessions on rural issues, youth engagement, council communications, cybercrime, invest to save,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier
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