Media Watch is a weekly round-up of the latest major stories on the local (parish and town) council sector.
- Speaking at the annual conference of the National Association of Local Councils, Sir Albert said the authority is looking at the move as a way of "unleashing the creativity and ideas in our communities" and creating "bottom-up neighbourhood democracy, unique in urban Britain" (via Local Government Executive)
Birmingham to lead the way with urban parishes (via Birmingham News Room)
Frome Town Council wins coveted council of the year in national star awards (via Frome Standard)
Find out why this Cornish parish clerk has been voted the best in Britain (via BBC Radio Cornwall (timings: 02.05.16 and 02.17.50 - 02.22.15))
NALC has called on the Government to abandon its closure plans for local courts. (via The MJ (print only))