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JAN
20

NALC celebrates a new wave of councils

NALC celebrates a new wave of councils

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has announced that seven new town, parish and community councils have been set up, as part of its New Councils Programme that has been running since 2013.

The programme is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and follows changes in legislation in recent years that make it easier to set up Local Councils.

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JAN
20

Petition to save rural community councils

Petition to save rural community councils

More than 5000 people have signed a petition against proposals to withdraw government funding from England's 38 rural community councils.

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JAN
19

Council of the Week: Danbury Parish Council

Council of the Week: Danbury Parish Council

This week we would like to shine a light on one of the very first councils to be accredited under the new Local Council Award Scheme

Danbury Parish Council participated in our pilot last year and was awarded Quality Gold Status on 6 January 2015 when the scheme launched. 

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JAN
15

Standing up for common sense

Standing up for common sense

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) welcomes the Electoral Commission’s recommendations to modernise the rules around standing for election and to make them clearer and fairer. 

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JAN
15

Your vote matters!

Your vote matters!

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is supporting a national campaign to get as many people in the UK to register to vote ahead of May's general and local elections.

 

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JAN
14

NALC calls for ‘fair funding’ for parishes

NALC calls for ‘fair funding’ for parishes

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has led a delegation to meet with Local Government Minister Kris Hopkins MP this week to press for fair funding for parish and town councils in next month’s local government finance settlement.

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