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NOV
29

NALC launches new suite of resources on young people

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched a new suite of resources on young people, including a dedicated web page and a case study publication.

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NOV
23

NALC announce the new chair

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Today, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) announces that Cllr Keith Stevens, East Sussex Association of Local Councils, has been elected as the new chair.

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NOV
23

The University Of Surrey seeks views on climate and ecological emergencies

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The University of Surrey’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) has called on local (parish and town) councils to complete a survey on climate and ecological emergencies.

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NOV
18

Updates from the Civility and Respect Working Group

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The new Civility and Respect Project set up by the Civility and Respect Working Group is supported by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), One Voice Wales, the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) and county associations.

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NOV
16

Open letter from NALC, OVW and SLCC chairs

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The chairs of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), One Voice Wales (OVW) and the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) have published an open letter to all local (community, parish and town) councils in England and Wales.

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NOV
12

Onward report calls for levelling up to expand neighbourhood control through local councils

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A new report by the think tank Onward argues that the government’s planned reforms to “empower local leaders and communities” and “restore civic pride” in the forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper should not be limited to metro mayors and county deals, but also include a radical expansion of neighbourhood control through local (parish and town) councils.

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NOV
10

NALC committee election update

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) recently opened the nomination process for elections to leadership roles and committees.

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NOV
04

NALC seeks views on place-based regeneration

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has called on local (parish and town) councils to complete a survey on the role of business in place-based regeneration.

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NOV
03

NALC endorses LGA Civility in Public Life Call for evidence

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has endorsed the Local Government Association’s (LGA) call for evidence of abuse and intimidation of councillors survey.

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OCT
28

NALC calls on local councils to have a say on fixed penalty notices

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is calling on local (parish and town) councils to have their say on the impact of fixed penalty notices on littering behaviour.

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OCT
26

NALC appoints new cross-party president and vice-presidents

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has appointed a cross-party group of parliamentarians in its presidential roles at its Annual General Meeting on 26 October 2021.

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OCT
26

NALC responds to the government’s Local Nature Recovery Strategies consultation

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has urged the government to involve local (parish and town) councils in shaping Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRSs) in their areas.

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OCT
26

NALC meets new levelling up minister

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) met with Neil O'Brien MP, the new parliamentary under secretary of state for Levelling Up, The Union and Constitution at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

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OCT
25

NALC publishes new report on climate change

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published its new report on what can local councils do on climate change.

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OCT
22

Climate science expert to speak at the NALC Annual General Meeting

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Professor of climate science, Chris Rapley OBE, will deliver a keynote speech on the climate crisis ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

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OCT
19

NALC publishes new guide on website accessibility

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published a new guide on website accessibility and publishing guidelines.

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OCT
13

NALC speech at the SLCC National Conference 2021

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Keynote speech by Cllr Sue Baxter, chair of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), to the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) National Conference 2021 in Hinckley on 13 October 2021.

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OCT
08

NALC announces the Star Council Awards 2021 winners

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) revealed the winners of its 2021 Star Council Awards at an online ceremony on 8 October 2021.

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OCT
06

How to watch the Star Council Awards 2021 ceremony

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NALC’s Star Council Awards ceremony will be taking place on 8 October 2021 at Noon.

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OCT
01

NALC has urged the government to help and support local councils to level up and rebuild communities

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has urged the government to use the Comprehensive Spending Review and forthcoming levelling up and recovery white paper to help unlock and support local (parish and town) councils to level up and rebuild communities.

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OCT
01

NALC opens Scribefest 2021

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) opened Scribefest 2021 virtual conference with a keynote on levelling up and building back better.

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SEP
30

NALC publishes the 2021 edition of Points of Light

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published the 2021 edition of Points of Light, highlighting the excellent work local (parish and town) councils have done to support their communities.

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SEP
24

NALC responds to the government's consultation on national resilience

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has promoted the importance of local (parish and town) councils on national resilience in response to a government consultation.

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SEP
23

NALC highlights the growth of super councils in government consultation

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC), in its response to the government's consultation on local audits, has highlighted the financial growth of the largest 72 super councils in England.

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SEP
22

NALC opens nominations for leadership elections

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has opened the nomination process for its leadership and committee elections.

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SEP
07

Borough councillors back creating a new council in Scarborough

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Scarborough Borough Council councillors backed a motion on the creation of a new town council in Scarborough.

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SEP
07

NALC reveals online ceremony date for Star Council Awards 2021

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has announced that the Star Council Awards winners will be unveiled at an online ceremony on 8 October 2021 between 12.00 and 12.45 pm.

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SEP
06

Legendary Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE to speak at NALC conference

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Legendary Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, now the newly elected president of the Local Government Association, is to speak at the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Future Communities 2021 online conference on 2 December 2021.

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AUG
27

NALC pushes for better customer service from high street banks

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) met with UK Finance and senior high street bank officials this week to promote its campaign for better customer service and easier systems for local (parish and town) councils to use.

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AUG
26

Light a beacon for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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Local (parish and town) councils have been asked to play a part in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee by lighting beacons on 2 June 2022.

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JUL
29

NALC holds the first meeting of new young councillors network

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) held its first National Network: Young Councillors meeting on 26 July 2021, which featured three of England's youngest councillors.

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JUL
26

NALC announces Star Council Awards 2021 finalists

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today announced who is in the running for the 2021 Star Council Awards.

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JUL
26

NALC add a new online event on levelling up the environment to its calendar

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has added a new online event on levelling up the environment through biodiversity net gain, taking place on 27 October 2021.

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JUL
22

NALC urges ministers and MPs to involve communities more in planning

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today written to the planning minister Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP and to all MPs urging them to let the voice of local (parish and town) councils be listened to in the planning process and for local councils to be trusted with more powers.

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JUL
12

NALC launches survey on 2021 local elections

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched two surveys aimed at local (parish and town) councils and councillors on the 2021 local elections.

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JUL
07

NALC hosts historic first meeting of women councillors 

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NALC held its first National Network: Women councillors meeting on 5 July 2021, which aims to help women councillors from across England's local (parish and town) councils to connect, learn, support and share good practices.

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JUL
06

NALC adds a new event on affordable rural housing to its schedule

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has added a new online event on making rural housing more affordable to its schedule, taking place on 17 November 2021.

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JUL
05

English Rural launch a new guide on rural housing for councillors

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Today, English Rural launched their new guide (Parish Councillors’ Guide to Rural Affordable Housing) aimed at local (parish and town) councillors on affordable rural housing.

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JUL
01

A joint statement agreed by Civility and Respect Project Working Group

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The Civility and Respect Project Working Group agreed at its latest meeting on 28 June 2021 a joint statement committing to promote civility and respect in public life. The statement, which summarises the core aims and values for securing permanent change in the local (parish and town) council sector, reads:

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JUN
29

Parliamentarians seeking views on levelling up

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Parliamentarians in the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Local Democracy are seeking views on levelling up from local (parish and town) councils at an online roundtable on 12 July 2021.

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JUN
29

NALC urges the government to make remote meetings permanent

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has again urged the government to make remote meetings a permanent option for local (parish and town) councils.

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JUN
21

NALC launch new ground-breaking online conference

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched its first-ever one-day online conference, Future Communities 2021, taking place on 2 December 2021.

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JUN
18

NALC marks Pride Month by hosting its first-ever meeting of LGBT+ councillors

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) marked Pride Month by hosting its first-ever national meeting of LGBT+ councillors from local (parish and town) councils.

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JUN
18

NALC add a new online event on high streets and town centres to its calendar

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has added a new online event on the future of high streets and town centres to its calendar, taking place on 29 September 2021.

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JUN
07

Environment Bill must unleash a million green fingers to create more sustainable communities says NALC

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is pushing for changes to the government’s Environment Bill to unleash the million green fingers of its movement of 100,000 local councillors to create a greener, more environmentally friendly and sustainable communities.

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JUN
02

MPs and peers elected to champion local councils in parliament

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Cherilyn Mackrory MP and Richard Holden MP have been re-elected as co-chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on local democracy aimed at championing local (parish and town) councils in parliament.

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JUN
02

NALC meets with local government minister Luke Hall MP

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) chair, Cllr Sue Baxter, met with Luke Hall MP, minister for Regional Growth and Local Government at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) on 19 May 2021.

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JUN
02

NALC sets up a new national network for LGBT+ councillors 

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To coincide with Pride Month taking place throughout June, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is setting up a new national network for LGBT+ local (parish and town) councillors.

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MAY
14

Open letter: People powered change

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Our communities thrive when people get involved and come together to take action on the issues they care about.

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MAY
11

NALC statement on the Queen’s Speech

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Responding to today’s Queen’s Speech, Cllr Sue Baxter, chair of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), said:

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