NALC strengthens voice for larger councils
NALC today opened up the nominations process to its flagship Larger Councils’ Committee for candidates to 2020.
The Committee is one of the Association’s largest governance bodies and represents the policy interests of all larger local (parish and town) councils in England. It oversees the Association’s work programme for larger councils including its crucial work on referendum principles, business rates and the organisation of the annual NALC larger council study visit. The committee has just completed a governance review and is now implementing recommendations to strengthen the NALC voice for larger councils. All councillors and clerks serving larger local councils wanting a say on and to influence NALC policy and the support NALC provides to larger councils.
The Committee has an exciting spread of representation from the local council sector and the following vacancies are available to fill by election to 2020 – Councillor (four places are available for election to the Larger Councils Committee for 2019/20); Clerk (two places are available for election to the Larger Councils Committee for 2019/2020); and Super Councils’ Network councillor (two seats available) – a Super Council is a larger council with either a precept income of £1m from the previous financial year or an in-year budgeted turnover of £1.5m per year).
Cllr. Kevin Wilson, Chair of the Association’s Larger Councils’ Committee said “There has never been a better time to stand for election to the NALC Larger Councils’ Committee. As we see new local government structures being created around the country – new urban and dynamic super councils have a huge role to play in service delivery and change. Join us and be part of that exciting process”.
Cllr. Sue Baxter, Chairman of NALC said, “Come and join the NALC Larger Councils’ Committee as it fights for the rights of larger councils in England. I’ve been a long-standing member of this body for a number of years and have thoroughly valued it. It has made a big difference on various policy issues affecting larger councils such as referendum principles and Localisation of Council Tax Support.”
For all seats voting will take place online from 17 September – 5 November 2018 (more information will be provided in due course). Results will be published online on 6 November 2018.