Media Watch is a weekly round-up of the latest major stories on the local council sector.
NALC’s campaign around local government finance continues with explaining that financial austerity, devolution and localism is triggering an increase on average of local council precepts (via Local Gov)
Locality and NALC joined forces to produce a new guide on neighbourhood planning (via Public Sector Executive)
NALC is one of the leading players in the Tree Charter project, which will be launched at the 800year anniversary of 1,217 Charter of the Forest. This programmes examines this further (via BBC)
In the wake of mayoral elections, NALC’s chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter has called for devolution to be pushed down to the grass roots (via The MJ)
Here is an interesting parliamentary debate held in April on the governance arrangements of local councils (via Hansard Online)
NALC’s head of policy and development, Justin Griggs, accounted for the changing picture with regards to local councils elections (via BBC Radio Wiltshire - 1h13m00s – 1h18m46s)