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Media Watch | 46

Media Watch  | 46

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

  1. NALC’s chief executive, Jonathan Owen wrote a feature for What’s Brewing (Newspaper of the Campaign for Real Ale) on why local councils can play a vital role in ensuring local pubs survive and thrive (via Camra - feature is on the back page)

  2. NALC supports for the campaign for local councils to win a right of appeal on planning has gone over 10,000 signatures mark in a petition so forcing the Government to reply (via Local Government Lawyer)

  3. Story on changes to council tax and precept bills across the England (via BBC)

  4. NALC’s president Lord Matthew Taylor has been made a Visiting Professor within Plymouth University’s School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (via The Plymouth Daily)

  5. A curious story about the fight to keep the Soulbury stone in Buckinghamshire (via The Guardian)

  6. Up to 1,800 planned new homes at Dunsfold Aerodrome would cause major road safety issues on nearby roads, according to a traffic review. The parish council-commissioned report predicts a "severe impact" on capacity, congestion and safety around the site (via BBC)

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