Waltham Abbey Town Council is a large council, representing 20,000 residents in Epping Forest District, bordered by Hertfordshire to the west and two London Boroughs to the south.
You have powers to make a difference in your area - saving local pubs, shops and community centres. Support and grants for developing your area through neighbourhood planning and building for your community are available, help with owning and managing local land and buildings, running services and boosting the local economy opens on 1 April 2015. The My Community website offers a range of resources, advice and grants and to connect with others on the My Community Network.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is supporting the 800th anniversary sealing of Magna Carta on 15 June 2015. NALC is asking local (parish and town) councils, communities and people to take a moment to celebrate, debate and reflect on those rights which we can often take for granted, but which people throughout history have campaigned to make happen or fought to preserve.
A new powerful alliance of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and Civic Voice has called on all political parties to make a firm manifesto commitment to introduce a community right of appeal into the planning system.