Updates from the Civility and Respect Working Group

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The new Civility and Respect Project set up by the Civility and Respect Working Group is supported by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), One Voice Wales, the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) and county associations.

Throughout the local (parish and town) council sector, there are growing concerns about the impact of bullying, harassment, and intimidation within local councils towards clerks, councillors and council staff.

The project's primary aim is to coordinate a programme of work designed to promote civility and respect in public life, including good governance, positive debate, and support the well-being of councillors, professional officers, and staff.  

The project team will keep the sector updated on developments as the project progresses through regular newsletters and features in NALC's LCR magazine and SLCC's The Clerk magazine. 

The first newsletter includes updates on:

  • Civility and Respect Project mission
  • Project overview
  • Anti-bullying petition
  • Local government call for evidence regarding the abuse and intimidation of councillors
  • Bullying and harassment statement

Read the newsletter

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