News

______
1 minute reading time (118 words)

NALC backed campaign victory

NALC backed campaign victory

The Government has confirmed that it will continue to fund England's network of rural community councils.

This comes after a NALC backed campaign with an e-petition started by the charity Action with Rural Communities in England (ACRE), which was signed by more than 13,000 people.

The department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said that it would maintain its investment of £2.3m in the ACRE Network for 2015/16.

Speaking after Defra confirmed that funding would continue, chair of NALC, Cllr Ken Browse said: "This is good news for ACRE and its nationwide network of rural community councils.

"The effects of the e-petition shows the support for rural communities and the work that local community bodies undertake."

Local Council Award Scheme off to a flying start
NALC wants fairer rules