The campaign for a new local (parish and town) council in London has been given a boost following a decision by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to validate a petition by campaigners.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Star Council Awards are the only awards in England to recognise the achievements of local council sector.
NALC is calling for fewer neighbourhood plans to be overturned at appeal. It firmly believes that if communities are to welcome new development, they must first feel in control. There must be a clear signal from government that local communities are really able to make plans that will have effect. This means significantly reducing the incidence of neighbourhood plans being overturned at appeal due to circumstances beyond their control.
New analysis by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) on women’s representation in local government shows more women are getting involved in their community through their local (parish and town) council than in larger principal authorities.
NALC welcomes the recent surge in local government re-organisation and is urging the communities and principal authorities to create new local councils across areas which have not had them previously.