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JAN
25

NALC supports remote meeting petition

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is supporting a petition by the Association of Democratic Services Officers (ADSO) and Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) calling on the government and parliament to allow local (parish and town) councils to have the choice to meet remotely.

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JAN
24

NALC publishes new report on the 2021 local elections

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published its report on the 2021 local (parish and town) council elections.

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JAN
19

NALC creates new national network on the climate emergency

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has created a new network on climate emergencies.

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JAN
17

New Year open letter

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I want to wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year and take the opportunity to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation for everything you do for your community.

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JAN
18

NALC launches new webpage on national networks

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched a new webpage dedicated to its national networks.

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JAN
14

NALC pushes the government for a multi-year deal on council tax capping

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has called the government to give local (parish and town) councils a multi-year exemption on council tax referendum principles.

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JAN
11

NALC responds to Business in the Community call for evidence 

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has called for local (parish and town) councils to access the same funding initiatives to support place-based working as principal authorities.

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DEC
24

NALC office closure

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) offices will be closed from 24 December 2021 and will reopen on 4 January 2022.

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NOV
23

The University Of Surrey seeks views on climate and ecological emergencies

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The University of Surrey’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) has called on local (parish and town) councils to complete a survey on climate and ecological emergencies.

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DEC
16

NALC welcomes government plans not to extend council tax referendum

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has welcomed the government's plans not to extend council tax referendum principles to England's 10,000 local (parish and town) councils.

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DEC
13

NALC opposes government burial proposals

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has opposed some of the government's proposals on burials in its consultation.

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DEC
08

NALC elects new chair

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Cllr Keith Stevens was elected as the new chair of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).

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DEC
02

NALC chairs speech to the Future Communities 2021 online conference

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Cllr Sue Baxter, chair of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) gave a keynote speech at today's (2 December 2021) Future Communities 2021 online conference.

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NOV
29

NALC launches new suite of resources on young people

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched a new suite of resources on young people, including a dedicated web page and a case study publication.

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NOV
23

NALC announce the new chair

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Today, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) announces that Cllr Keith Stevens, East Sussex Association of Local Councils, has been elected as the new chair.

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NOV
18

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.

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NOV
16

Open letter from NALC, OVW and SLCC chairs

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The chairs of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), One Voice Wales (OVW) and the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) have published an open letter to all local (community, parish and town) councils in England and Wales.

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NOV
12

Onward report calls for levelling up to expand neighbourhood control through local councils

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A new report by the think tank Onward argues that the government’s planned reforms to “empower local leaders and communities” and “restore civic pride” in the forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper should not be limited to metro mayors and county deals, but also include a radical expansion of neighbourhood control through local (parish and town) councils.

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NOV
10

NALC committee election update

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) recently opened the nomination process for elections to leadership roles and committees.

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NOV
04

NALC seeks views on place-based regeneration

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has called on local (parish and town) councils to complete a survey on the role of business in place-based regeneration.

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NOV
03

NALC endorses LGA Civility in Public Life Call for evidence

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has endorsed the Local Government Association’s (LGA) call for evidence of abuse and intimidation of councillors survey.

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OCT
28

NALC calls on local councils to have a say on fixed penalty notices

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is calling on local (parish and town) councils to have their say on the impact of fixed penalty notices on littering behaviour.

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OCT
26

NALC appoints new cross-party president and vice-presidents

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has appointed a cross-party group of parliamentarians in its presidential roles at its Annual General Meeting on 26 October 2021.

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OCT
26

NALC responds to the government’s Local Nature Recovery Strategies consultation

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has urged the government to involve local (parish and town) councils in shaping Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRSs) in their areas.

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OCT
26

NALC meets new levelling up minister

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) met with Neil O'Brien MP, the new parliamentary under secretary of state for Levelling Up, The Union and Constitution at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

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OCT
19

NALC publishes new guide on website accessibility

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published a new guide on website accessibility and publishing guidelines.

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OCT
25

NALC publishes new report on climate change

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published its new report on what can local councils do on climate change.

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OCT
22

Climate science expert to speak at the NALC Annual General Meeting

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Professor of climate science, Chris Rapley OBE, will deliver a keynote speech on the climate crisis ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

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OCT
13

NALC speech at the SLCC National Conference 2021

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Keynote speech by Cllr Sue Baxter, chair of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), to the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) National Conference 2021 in Hinckley on 13 October 2021.

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OCT
12

NALC statement on compensatory funding for health and social care levy

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On 7 September 2021, the prime minister announced plans to increase funding for health and social care over the next three years through a new levy based on National Insurance contributions (NICs) paid by employees, employers and the self-employed.

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OCT
08

NALC announces the Star Council Awards 2021 winners

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) revealed the winners of its 2021 Star Council Awards at an online ceremony on 8 October 2021.

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OCT
06

How to watch the Star Council Awards 2021 ceremony

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NALC’s Star Council Awards ceremony will be taking place on 8 October 2021 at Noon.

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OCT
04

NALC's Larger Councils Committee gets briefed by the ombudsman

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Larger Councils Committee was briefed by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) on 21 September 2021.

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OCT
01

NALC has urged the government to help and support local councils to level up and rebuild communities

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has urged the government to use the Comprehensive Spending Review and forthcoming levelling up and recovery white paper to help unlock and support local (parish and town) councils to level up and rebuild communities.

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OCT
01

NALC opens Scribefest 2021

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) opened Scribefest 2021 virtual conference with a keynote on levelling up and building back better.

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SEP
30

NALC publishes the 2021 edition of Points of Light

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published the 2021 edition of Points of Light, highlighting the excellent work local (parish and town) councils have done to support their communities.

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SEP
24

NALC responds to the government's consultation on national resilience

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has promoted the importance of local (parish and town) councils on national resilience in response to a government consultation.

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SEP
23

NALC highlights the growth of super councils in government consultation

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC), in its response to the government's consultation on local audits, has highlighted the financial growth of the largest 72 super councils in England.

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SEP
22

NALC opens nominations for leadership elections

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has opened the nomination process for its leadership and committee elections.

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SEP
07

NALC reveals online ceremony date for Star Council Awards 2021

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has announced that the Star Council Awards winners will be unveiled at an online ceremony on 8 October 2021 between 12.00 and 12.45 pm.

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SEP
07

Borough councillors back creating a new council in Scarborough

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Scarborough Borough Council councillors backed a motion on the creation of a new town council in Scarborough.

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SEP
06

Legendary Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE to speak at NALC conference

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Legendary Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, now the newly elected president of the Local Government Association, is to speak at the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Future Communities 2021 online conference on 2 December 2021.

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AUG
27

NALC pushes for better customer service from high street banks

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) met with UK Finance and senior high street bank officials this week to promote its campaign for better customer service and easier systems for local (parish and town) councils to use.

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AUG
26

Light a beacon for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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Local (parish and town) councils have been asked to play a part in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee by lighting beacons on 2 June 2022.

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JUL
29

NALC holds the first meeting of new young councillors network

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) held its first National Network: Young Councillors meeting on 26 July 2021, which featured three of England's youngest councillors.

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JUL
26

NALC announces Star Council Awards 2021 finalists

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today announced who is in the running for the 2021 Star Council Awards.

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JUN
18

NALC add a new online event on high streets and town centres to its calendar

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has added a new online event on the future of high streets and town centres to its calendar, taking place on 29 September 2021.

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JUL
06

NALC adds a new event on affordable rural housing to its schedule

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has added a new online event on making rural housing more affordable to its schedule, taking place on 17 November 2021.

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JUL
26

NALC add a new online event on levelling up the environment to its calendar

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has added a new online event on levelling up the environment through biodiversity net gain, taking place on 27 October 2021.

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JUL
22

NALC urges ministers and MPs to involve communities more in planning

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today written to the planning minister Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP and to all MPs urging them to let the voice of local (parish and town) councils be listened to in the planning process and for local councils to be trusted with more powers.

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