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.
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.
AUTHOR: ANDREW DIXON, TOGETHER
In March, Together published the Talk/together report based on a national conversation involving over 150,000 people. The report found that people felt the country had generally pulled together, not apart, as a result of the pandemic, and that people were keen to retain the best of the new community spirit they had seen in action.
AUTHOR: DAVID BARROWCLIFF, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER AT ENGLISH RURAL
Rural communities can only thrive if there are good quality affordable homes available to those who live and work in rural areas.