The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has officially launched their prestigious Star Council Awards for 2018 to recognise the achievements of the community, town and parish (local) council sector and celebrate the positive impact local councils, county associations, local councillors and clerks make to their communities.
Communities in England are now benefiting from better access to information about how their local council is spending their money, and the services they provide following an investment of £4.7m from the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).
To help local councils become a leading force for good practice for trees in the UK, NALC has been working in partnership with the Woodland Trust to publish new guidance to support the new Charter for Trees, Woods and People. Throughout 2017 NALC worked with the Woodland Trust to develop a new toolkit on applying the 10 Principles of the Tree Charter for local councils and offers guidance on how the Tree Charter can be used, in conjunction with strategies such as neighbourhood planning and the Tree Warden Scheme, to support good practice regarding trees.
New figures show local councils in England are set to spend an extra £33m on local services over the next year. An analysis from National Association of Local Councils (NALC) suggests this additional investment will be spent on safeguarding facilities such as public toilets, youth services, parks, open spaces and libraries.
To celebrate the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) strong relationship with BHIB Insurance Brokers, NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter has written an open letter to local councils.