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JAN
30

Consultation response

NALC has welcomed proposals to reform the rules governing parish polls but has called for additional measures to ensure costs are kept down.

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JAN
30

New parish poll rules welcome

New parish poll rules welcome

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has welcomed steps by the Government to update rules governing referendums on local issues but has warned against an increase in costs which could burden taxpayers and hike up council tax bills.

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JAN
27

Media Watch | 5

Media Watch | 5

Media Watch is a weekly round-up of the latest major stories about the local (parish and town) council sector.

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JAN
27

Local Council Award Scheme off to a flying start

Local Council Award Scheme off to a flying start

Over 500 local (parish and town) councils have already registered with the Local Council Award Scheme since its launch on 6 January 2015. We have been pleasantly surprised by the interest in the scheme so far and look forward to having even more registrations from councils across the country. This is strong testimony to Local Councils commitment to improving, pushing themselves to meet the challenges faced by the their communities and the whole local government family.

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JAN
26

NALC backed campaign victory

NALC backed campaign victory

The Government has confirmed that it will continue to fund England's network of rural community councils.

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JAN
26

NALC wants fairer rules

NALC wants fairer rules

National Association of Local Councils' (NALC) Larger Councils' Committee (LCC), has called this week for several changes to government legislation to give local (parish and town) councils a fairer deal.

The first of these changes is a call to remove the viability clause on affordable housing, from Section 106 of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act.

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