Parishes in bid to light up new community powers
Today (16th April 2014) the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) in conjunction with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy (APPG) are demanding new powers for local (parish and town) councils that will help to re-energise the local economy. Please click here
for more information.
16 April 2014
Time to pay up
Fifteen local authorities are refusing to pass on around £3.8m of Government funding to parish and town councils, defying advice from local government minister Brandon Lewis MP, according to the national body for England’s most local councils (National Association of Local Councils).” For more information please click here.
Rule changes on sending agendas electronically scroll one click closer
The Government has written to NALC confirming their intention to clarify rules on sending agendas electronically to councillors. NALC’s Chairman Councillor Ken Browse said "the move was something NALC had been campaigning for for some time and will help councils operate more efficiently and effectively”.
11 April 2014
Power to communities
Communities up and down the country are being urged by the Government and the National Association of Local Councils to get their voices heard and run local services through neighbourhood democracy. For more information please click here.
27 March 2014
What Next for Localism?
The National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) What Next for Localism? conference held today (26th March) saw the emergence of new innovative and creative ideas to take community and people power further than ever before. Please click herefor more information.
27 March 2014
New Chief Executive for NALC
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has appointed a new Chief Executive of the organisation, it was announced today. For more information please click here.
19 March 2014
NALC Chairman calls for parish councils to use community rights to protect local assets
Commenting on the launch of a new alliance of national organisations aimed at raising awareness of community rights, Councillor Ken Browse said “Parish councils up and down the country are already using the new tools in the Localism Act to improve their areas. I want to see many more parish councils stepping up and taking advantage of these important new rights." To read more click here
and for handy guides on listing assets of community value click here
and click here.
26 February 2014
Our Place! - Closing Date for Applications is 28 February 2014
There is now a closing date for applications under the Our Place! programme, which is 28 February, 2014. Around 500 people have completed the eligibility checker and applications are coming in from parishes and across the public sector more generally. A programme timeline deadline has been set and agreed with DCLG for this financial year (2013-14). Please access http://mycommunityrights.org.uk/our-place/
for further information.
20 February 2014
Quality Councils Count
There are now 665 Quality Councils of which 402 have reaccredited. (Correct as at December 2013)