JAN
27

Local Council Award Scheme off to a flying start

Local Council Award Scheme off to a flying start

Over 500 local (parish and town) councils have already registered with the Local Council Award Scheme since its launch on 6 January 2015. We have been pleasantly surprised by the interest in the scheme so far and look forward to having even more registrations from councils across the country. This is strong testimony to Local Councils commitment to improving, pushing themselves to meet the challenges faced by the their communities and the whole local government family.

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JAN
26

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.

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JAN
26

NALC wants fairer rules

NALC wants fairer rules

National Association of Local Councils' (NALC) Larger Councils' Committee (LCC), has called this week for several changes to government legislation to give local (parish and town) councils a fairer deal.

The first of these changes is a call to remove the viability clause on affordable housing, from Section 106 of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act.

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JAN
22

NALC congratulates community governance graduates

NALC congratulates community governance graduates

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) wishes to congratulate the most recent graduates of the Community Governance programme. Community Governance is one of the highest qualifications designed for people working in Local Councils, and is part of the National Training Strategy.

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JAN
20

NALC celebrates a new wave of councils

NALC celebrates a new wave of councils

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has announced that seven new town, parish and community councils have been set up, as part of its New Councils Programme that has been running since 2013.

The programme is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and follows changes in legislation in recent years that make it easier to set up Local Councils.

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JAN
20

Petition to save rural community councils

Petition to save rural community councils

More than 5000 people have signed a petition against proposals to withdraw government funding from England's 38 rural community councils.

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