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FEB
11

Raising the bar on local democracy

AUTHOR: ANDREW TUBB, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF CIRENCESTER TOWN COUNCIL


Having received over 500 positive and constructive responses to a public consultation on Cirencester Town Council’s budget proposal and always seeking to raise the bar even higher, I was interested to learn about innovative democracy at a conference in Manchester, part of International Week for Democratic Innovation.

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FEB
10

NALC's second Peer Review pilot commences 

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and its Peer Review team arrived today at Falmouth Town Council to pilot its second-ever Peer Review of a local (parish or town) council.

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FEB
07

NALC expands its services with a new suite of HR resources

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has expanded its services by launching a new suite of HR resources to help local (parish and town) councils on a range of employment matters.

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FEB
05

Newly elected MPs to champion local councils

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Cherilyn Mackrory MP for Falmouth and Truro, and Richard Holden MP for North West Durham, both elected in December's General Election, are to become champions of local (parish and town) councils in parliament.

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FEB
05

NALC tells government not to weaken the planning system

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has reacted to the publication of the government's Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission report by saying that government attempts to improve housing quality shouldn't weaken the planning system.

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FEB
03

Innovating Local Democracy Conference

AUTHOR: CLLR LILLIAN BURNS, PRESTBURY PARISH COUNCIL


Citizens’ Assemblies were very much to the fore at the Innovating Local Democracy Conference which took place in Manchester in January. Earnest local authority officers and others spent much time examining different models and how to make them work most effectively and learning best practice from each other. All good stuff.

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