Local councils EXPLAINED - Everything you need to know about local councils…
“..an excellent, comprehensive and user-friendly publication for all having any involvement with local councils…” – The New Law Journal (2 Oct 13)
NALC’s new book about local councils, provides easy to read narrative about the role of parish councils, their councillors and officers and how they work. There is comprehensive and practical guidance about the legal issues that local councils are exposed to.
It equips local councils with answers to frequently asked questions about all aspects of their work. There is commentary about e.g. councillors’ interests, publication schemes, neighbourhood planning, data protection, contract negotiations, working with charities, predetermination, parish meetings, political groupings and publicity about the work of councils.
For further information, sample pages, reviews and ordering details please click here.
06 November 2013
Local councils are doing even more for even less
Today’s (27th November 2013) National Association of Local Councils (NALC) conference showed how local (parish and town) councils are helping to drive and deliver many localist actions such as the community rights, the general power of competence and neighbourhood planning. Please click here for more information.
28 November 2013
NALC Chairman's speech to County Councils Network conference
Please click here to read the speech delivered by the Chairman of NALC, Councillor Ken Browse, at the County Councils Network conference on the changing role of parishes.
21 November 2013
Communities are the top priority
NALC’s (National Association of Local Councils) Putting Communities First Conference (19th September) showed how by using existing and forthcoming new strengthened powers, communities and local (parish and town) councils can get in the driving seat to make their places better. Please click here for more information.
23 September 2013
Power to the people
Communities up and down the country are being urged by the Government to get in the driving seat, turn up the volume to get their voice heard and run local services.
New measures announced today by the Government will make it easier for people to set up a local (parish, neighbourhood, community or town) council – the most local form of government in England – and give power back to local people so they can take more decisions locally and have more of a say over how money is spent in their area. NALC welcomes moves by the Government to give residents a “real sense of community control” by removing red tape, hurdles and burdens that stops them creating these most local of councils.
Please click here for the NALC media release.
Please click here for the Making it easier - Background paper.
09 September 2013
NALC Chairman's speech to LGA/NALC conference on the general power of competence
Please click here to read the speech delivered by the Chairman of NALC, Councillor Ken Browse, at the recect joint Local Government Association and National Association of Local Councils conference on the general power of competence.
19 August 2013
Quality Councils Count
There are now 665 Quality Councils of which 404 have reaccredited. (Correct as at March 2013)