NALC meets Birchwood Big Local to discuss urban parishing


The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has attended a meeting of Birchwood Big Local in Lincoln to discuss the creation of a new urban local (parish and town) council for the area.

Big Local funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, and managed by Local Trust, and provides at least £1m to each of 150 communities in England, to be spent over 10-15 years at the communities’ own chosen pace, and on their plans and priorities.

Birchwood Big Local had invited representatives from NALC and the Lincolnshire Association of Local Councils to attend a meeting of their board, which involves residents and district and county councillors, to provide information on setting up an urban council, benefits and challenges.

Cllr Sue Baxter, chairman of NALC, said: “NALC and county associations have an extensive and impressive track record of supporting communities to establish new local councils. I’m delighted NALC and the Lincolnshire Association of Local Councils were able to meet with Birchwood Big Local’s board. We shared our experience and answered questions about the benefits of local councils and how they are building stronger communities, in rural and urban areas alike.

I look forward to continuing to help Birchwood Big Local in the future.”

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