More support for communities and local councils in planning
NALC firmly believes in giving people more power over what happens in their local communities, so warmly welcomes a new two-year programme that will help local (parish and town) councils and people to develop their own neighbourhood plans. Please click here.
18 March 2013
Quality Parishes Scheme survey is now closed
The Quality Parishes and Town Council Scheme (QPS) was first launched in 2003 by NALC, SLCC and a range of other stakeholders it has played an important part in raising standards and aspirations throughout the sector. Now you have a chance to put your views across to the scheme via an online survey.
04 April 2013
NALC welcomes overwhelming yes vote for first neighbourhood plan
NALC has welcomed the result of the first test of public opinion on a neighbourhood plan. Local people in Upper Eden, Cumbria voted overwhelming in favour of the Draft Upper Eden Neighbourhood Plan - which covers Brough Parish and 16 surrounding parishes in East Cumbria - in a referendum held on 7 March. Please click here for more information.
08 March 2013
Pickles to headline NALC's London event
Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has been confirmed as the headline speaker for NALC's Putting Communities First in London on 6th June.
The Secretary of State has described local (parish and town) councils as 'localism's magic wand'. Book on to the conference to find out why.
Also at the conference you will hear what he says about possible precept capping as well as the localisation of council tax support scheme; amongst other measures coming out of the Government. This will be a rare chance to put your views and thoughts to an influential cabinet minister and change policy direction to help in the day-to-day operation of your council.
To find out more details, please click here
28 February 2013
New models of devolution
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and the Local Government Association (LGA) joined forces on Wednesday 30th January to launch new ways of working between the different tiers of local government. Please click here to see the media release and here to see the Modelling devolution’ publication.
31 January 2013
Local councils to get planning cash boost
The National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) thinks that today’s announcement from the department of Communities and Local Government on neighbourhood planning and the community infrastructure levy is a step in the right direction. NALC has argued for a long time now that communities and local (parish and town) councils should receive monies directly from development in their area. Now the Government finally recognises this and we support them on this.”
Please click on the attached for more information
10 January 2013
NALC elects new National Chairman
A new Chairman, Cllr Ken Browse, and two Vice Chairmen, Cllr Deryck Nash and Cllr Richard Parry will lead the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) in 2013 as it embarks on leading in the further development of localism for very local (parish and town) councils and communities. For more information please click here.
11 December 2012
Local councils 'angered and dismayed' by government stance on benefit deals
Local (parish and town) councils have been left angered and dismayed by the government’s decision to make every principal (district, borough, county or unitary) negotiate council tax benefit deals with their parishes." For more information please click here
7 December 2012
Get your weekly fix of LCR Online
This week's edition of LCR Online, www.lcronline.org.uk, is as ever, packed full of excellent news, features and social media content. And it is still free for LCR subscribers. Please click here for more information.
07 December 2012
Members' Policy Lunch
NALC is hold a Members’ Policy Lunch on 22 February 2013 to give parish councillors interested in using the new Community Right to Bid the chance to share good practice and learn more about how the Right can deliver more for their Communities. For more information, please click here.
04 December 2012
Local councils are shaping places
The National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) Shaping Places conference saw how new exciting opportunities are being presented to very local (parish and town) councils. For more please click here
29 November 2012
Joint LGA & NALC Conference: Modelling devolution - Working together to deliver local services
London - 30 January 2013
This conference will give you the opportunity to hear at first hand how services can be efficiently and effectively devolved. You will be able to discuss with colleagues from both principal and local councils different approaches to service devolution and how your local communities could benefit.
For more information please click here
02 November 2012
Chief Verifier of the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA)
The Key partners in the National Training Strategy for Local Councils, (Society of Local Council Clerks, National Association of Local Councils, One Voice Wales) are seeking to appoint a new chief Verifier to oversee the core skills qualification in the Local Councils sector, the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).
For more information
24 October 2012
Conservatives back inquiry into localism
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) innovative “What next for localism?” inquiry won further support last night from senior Conservatives in local government. For more information, click here.
09 October 2012
Labour re-state support for parish councils
A senior member of the Shadow Cabinet reiterated support for local (parish and town) councils last night and welcomed the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) innovative "What next for localism?" inquiry at a fringe event held at the Labour Party Conference. For more information, please click here.
01 October 2012