NALC unveils plans for series of online events
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) today announced a new online event series that will focus on the theme of rebuilding communities.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on many lives, the economy and local communities. Local (parish and town) councils are having to think differently about how they work, connect and engage with their communities to reflect this new context.
With this in mind, the new online event series will bring together national influencers, policymakers and decision-makers, along with people from across the local council sector to share the latest ideas and inspiration on how we can build back stronger and more resilient communities for the future.
Throughout the next 18-months, the online event series will comprise two different formats. Leaders talk will feature prominent policymakers and leading national organisations to provide insight, analysis and perspectives. In conversation will connect councillors and clerks from across the country to share practice and learn from one another.
The first of the online events is on 28 July 2020 with an In conversation session on building back stronger communities, which will be FREE to NALC members. This event is in partnership with BHIB Councils Insurance, Blachere Illumination and CCLA.
Cllr Sue Baxter, NALC chairman, said: "The coronavirus pandemic has had a severe impact on our communities, and the test for the future is how we recover as a country and society, and how we rebuild our communities. Local councils were at the heart of the initial response to the pandemic and will play a vital role in the local leadership needed through the recovery and beyond. I'm delighted that our new online events series will bring people together to discuss, debate and learn how local councils can rebuild communities, building them back stronger and more resilient".