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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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FEB
03

NALC announces the return of Lobby Day

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has announced that it will once again hold a Lobby Day, on 10 March 2020.

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JAN
31

Council Spotlight: Yate Town Council

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Yate Town Council has an estimated population of 22,000 and a precept of £1.3m. Their budget of £1.8m is spent on services, facilities and projects to enhance the local area and support the community.

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JAN
31

Baroness Jane Scott new president of NALC

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Baroness Jane Scott of Bybrook OBE is the new president of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), the representative body for England’s 10,000 local (parish and town) councils.

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