This summer, for the first time in its 10-year history, The Big Lunch will become The Big Virtual Lunch, and the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is encouraging local (parish and town) councils to run events online, on the phone and doorsteps on the weekend 6-7 June 2020.
The former retailer, Bill Grimsey, is seeking input from local (parish and town) councils to his rapid review on the impact of Covid-19 on high streets and town centres.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is making the Spring edition of its flagship magazine, LCR, available to read online.
AUTHOR: THE REVEREND DR MARK BETSON, NATIONAL RURAL OFFICER AT THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
One of the very positive things to come out of the current global crisis is the resilience of local communities. I work as the National Rural Officer for the Church of England and part of my role is to keep in to try to keep in touch with the 10,000 of our 16,000 churches that inhabit the countryside. The story from them has largely been the same across the country with village communities developing locally based schemes to support the vulnerable and encourage everyone.
Today the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published its report on local (parish and town) council elections after undertaking the first national research of its kind.
Local (parish and town) councils across England are galvanising their staff and volunteers to take action and look after the most vulnerable in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic.