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DEC
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NALC responds to England devolution proposals

NALC responds to England devolution proposals

Responding to the command paper 'Implications of Devolution for England' presented to Parliament by the First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons, National Association of Local Councils (NALC) chairman, Cllr Ken Browse said: "Today's command paper on the implications of devolution for England is a welcome step forward in giving more power to local people and putting communities in control of their areas.

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DEC
16

Manifesto calls for fair rural deal

Manifesto calls for fair rural deal

The Rural Services Network has published its manifesto ahead of the 2015 General Election, calling for a fairer deal for rural England.

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DEC
16

Increase in spending for parishes

Increase in spending for parishes

The department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) has informed the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) that the appropriate sum for the purpose of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 (the 1972 Act) for parish and town councils in England for 2015-16 is £7.36 per elector.

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DEC
14

Council of the Week: Dunkerton Parish Council

Council of the Week: Dunkerton Parish Council

Dunkerton Parish Council (DPC) has been selected as 'Council of the Week' in recognition of the drastic improvements that have been made, following the Parish Planning process for improvement. Over recent years DPC has made a successful transition from being paper driven to paperless.  It has become almost unrecognisable through new ways of working and notably more efficient and inclusive.  

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DEC
11

Tacking the rural housing crisis

Tacking the rural housing crisis

Tackling the rural housing crisis The Rural Housing Alliance and Rural Services Network have launched a new guide promoting affordable rural homes.

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DEC
11

Parishes improve financial accountability

Parishes improve financial accountability

Parish and town councils are improving accountability for public money according to a new report by the Audit Commission.

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