Councillors across the UK were honoured for their public service as the 2016 C’llr Award Winners were revealed.
NALC has responded today (28 October 2016) to the government stating its firm opposition to plans to extend referendum principles to local (parish and town) councils.
National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) Annual Conference held on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 October 2016, saw a direction for putting local (parish and town) councils and communities more in control of how their lives are run and public services delivered to them.
The minister for local government, Marcus Jones MP told the NALC Annual Conference on 19 October 2016, that many local councils are bringing devolution to life and is encouraging the further spread of a localist revolution.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) said today (18th October) that local (parish and town) councils were keen to embrace neighbourhood planning to improve their communities but were being put off as it was unclear what weight they were given in the planning process especially where there was no local plan or 5 year land supply.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today (30 September 2016) announced the finalists for its Star Councils 2016 awards....
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) wants local councils to nominate their favourite green spaces in an annual best park competition.
The secretary of state for communities and local government, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, and housing and planning minister, Gavin Barwell MP, have agreed to address meetings of the All Party Parliamentary group on local democracy.
The housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell MP has written an open to letter to all local councils about the Neighbourhood...
Cllr Ken Browse, chairman of NALC, responded: "I had a very positive first meeting yesterday with housing and planning minister, Gavin Barwell MP, which covered the important role of parish and town councils in communities and in neighbourhood planning.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has announced the longlist for its Star Councils 2016 Awards.
NALC Star Councils 2016 Awards is an all important recognition of all the amazingly effective hard work this being undertaken by local parish and town councils, local councillors, local council officers and as well as by county associations.
Hullbridge is tucked away in the northwest corner of Rochford District and is home to 7,300 residents. Green belts on three boundaries and the River Crouch on the northern boundary surround it. With over two miles of river frontage the parish is well used by the local boating fraternity. Hullbridge has numerous facilities, Recreation Ground, Nature Reserve, Allotment Site, a network of well-maintained footpaths, which meander through the surrounding farmland and along the River Crouch.
After Society of Local Council Clerks’ (SLCC) decision to amend its constitution to transfer its trades union activities to a new separate Trade Union, known as ALCC (which the Certification Officer has now added to the schedule to the statutory main list of trade unions and has removed SLCC from that list), the Society and NALC are working closely together to define each organisation’s respective and complementary roles in supporting councils, clerks and councillors.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Smaller Councils’ Committee agreed on 2 August 2016 to encourage local councils to consider applying for one of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Awards 2016.
NALC went to Diss in Norfolk, Thursday 28th July 2016, to launch its key new guidance for parish and town councillors on good employment practice.
A record number of local (parish and town) council parks and green spaces will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – around 30 in England.
The community of Deptford, London are looking to join thousands of other areas and bring power to local neighbourhoods by handing in a petition on 19 July 2016 to Lewisham Borough Council to create a new local (parish and town) council in the locality.
The Great British High Street Competition is a Government and business-led initiative which celebrates our nation’s much-loved high streets. Now in its third year, it showcases the people, businesses and partnerships that are putting their high street at the heart of their communities.
Local (parish and town) councils throughout the UK are being invited to support a campaign to raise public awareness of our island nation’s dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.
New guidance for parish councillors on good employment practice has been published by the National Association of Local Councils.
Last week, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Civic Societies and APPG on Local Democracy hosted a joint meeting in Parliament. The secretariat for these all party parliamentary groups are provided by NALC and Civic Voice respectively.
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Civic Societies and APPG on Local Democracy will host a joint meeting in Parliament on Tuesday, 7th June 2016. In light of the recent National Planning Policy Framework, the event will be asking ‘Is the Planning System working?’
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) will be considering Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) proposals to separate their trade union and professional association roles at NALC's Executive Committee on 7 June 2016 and then at National Council on 28 June 2016.
Stirchley and Brookside is a diverse parish with densely populated areas within the Brookside Avenue ring road, estates and larger properties in Stirchley and Holmer Lake as well as listed buildings in Stirchley Village. There are two local centres and good links to the town centre. The extensive green network including the Madebrook Local Nature Reserve and Holmer Lake are highly valued by residents.
Campaigners are urging Government to back up its pledge to give added strength to neighbourhood planning. After a debate on the Housing and Planning Bill on Monday (9 May).
Chippenham is the largest market town in Wiltshire and forecasted to continue to grow over the coming years. Its great location and excellent transport links makes it a popular area to live. A recent £21m redevelopment of the Wiltshire College campus, £705k refurbishment to create a new Neeld community and arts centre, rail electrification, first year of Chippenham Business Improvement District (BID). The town is committed to building on this potential.
Following campaigning by NALC, the Housing and Planning Bill was recently amended in the House of Lords to include a new clause giving parish and town councils a limited right of planning appeal.
NALC this week backed the Rural Coalition’s support of the government’s intention to respond positively to the cross political party concerns for safeguards for rural affordable housing raised during the passage of the Housing and Planning Bill in the House of Lords.
A cross political party group of Peers won the fight for the introduction of a new limited neighbourhood right of appeal.
This jointly delivered event on 1 June 2016 from the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and the Local Government Association (LGA) will explore the opportunities devolution presents for principal and local councils to work more collaboratively.
Cllr Mike Evans from Whiteley Town Council has joined a high profile panel of local government experts on the Councillor Commission as 'parish commissioner'.