MAR
30

Making it easier to set up new parish and town councils

Making it easier to set up new parish and town councils

Communities Minister, Stephen Williams MP has confirmed new measures that will make it far easier for communities to set up new local (parish and town) councils giving them a greater say in how their local neighbourhood should be governed.

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MAR
30

Council of the Week: Campbell Park Parish Council

Council of the Week: Campbell Park Parish Council

This week’s Council of the Week is one that punches above its weight. It has been selected in recognition of its innovative approach to the problems and challenges that it has faced in recent years, for the way that it manages the huge amount that it takes on and for the successes that it has had.

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MAR
28

NALC secures £4.7m fund

NALC secures £4.7m fund

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has secured a multi-million pound package of funding from Government to help smaller parish councils meet new audit and transparency rules.

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MAR
27

Do parishes need further regulation?

Do parishes need further regulation?

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) gave a warm welcome to the Government’s idea of extending the jurisdiction of the Local Government Ombudsman to some parts of the local (parish and town) councils sector.

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MAR
26

Parish power can boost the My Community programmes

Parish power can boost the My Community programmes

With two town councils and one shadow parish council involved in the Neighbourhood Community Budget pilots – the forerunner to the Our Place programme and totalling 12 areas across England – the parish sector has been involved right from the outset in a new approach to bringing the community together to shape public services.

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MAR
26

Possible new regulator for parishes

Possible new regulator for parishes

Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have published the consultation on extending the Ombudsman to larger town and parish councils.


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