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NALC was one of the 70 organisations that were behind launch of the Tree Charter project. Where local councils have been the backbone of the community support for the campaign - over a thousand local councils took part in the Tree Charter survey, 250 signed up as charter branches, 150 Legacy Trees have been planted and 5,000 signatures of support collected from local communities. Read here for more information (via BBC, BBC Countryfile, BBC Breakfast, Telegraph, The Times and The Planner)
NALC’s chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, gave an interview with New Start magazine about the role of local councils within communities (via New Start Magazine)
NALC held its Annual Conference at the end of October, which looked to put local councils in the driving seat of bringing power to communities and making localism a reality for local people (via Huffington Post, LocalGov, Government Business, LGC Plus, The Times and BBC Radio Merseyside)
NALC played an integral role into the Councillors Commission, which calls for major changes to strengthen the leadership and community role for councillors (via De Montfort University)