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Media Watch | 35

Media Watch | 35

Media Watch is a weekly round-up of the latest major stories on the local (parish and town) council sector.

  1. Sutton Coldfield’s first batch of town councillors will ask for their first council tax charge to be set at £50 to cover the costs of new services (via Birmingham Mail)

  2. Essex parish and town councils offered free webcasting service. Herts and Essex Observer (via Herts & Essex Observer)

  3. Parish and town councils have been asked what powers they would like to gain as part of a devolution deal for Greater Essex that is expected to be agreed in the new year (via Local Governement Chronicle)

  4. A letter from the chairman of NALC calling on all parts of local government to work to together in devolution policy through to developing a new training and development strategy (via Local Government Association First)

  5. Farnham Town Council’s skill in communicating with residents digitally has been recognised and the council has has been shortlisted for Star Councils 2015 award (via Surrey and Hants News)

  6. Right to buy deal will not protect rural communities say rural leaders (via Small Holder and Wrekin News)

  7. The online Roundtable article featuring NALC’s chairman, Cllr Browse’s comments on the Spending Review (via Local Government Executive)

  8. A hundred communities in England have adopted Neighbourhood Plans (via Local Government Chronicle Plus)

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