DEC
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Increase in spending for parishes

Increase in spending for parishes

The department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) has informed the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) that the appropriate sum for the purpose of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 (the 1972 Act) for parish and town councils in England for 2015-16 is £7.36 per elector.

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DEC
11

Council of the Week: Dunkerton Parish Council

Council of the Week: Dunkerton Parish Council

Dunkerton Parish Council (DPC) has been selected as 'Council of the Week' in recognition of the drastic improvements that have been made, following the Parish Planning process for improvement. Over recent years DPC has made a successful transition from being paper driven to paperless.  It has become almost unrecognisable through new ways of working and notably more efficient and inclusive.  

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DEC
11

Tacking the rural housing crisis

Tacking the rural housing crisis

Tackling the rural housing crisis The Rural Housing Alliance and Rural Services Network have launched a new guide promoting affordable rural homes.

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DEC
11

Parishes improve financial accountability

Parishes improve financial accountability

Parish and town councils are improving accountability for public money according to a new report by the Audit Commission.

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DEC
10

A voice for local councils

A voice for local councils

LCR (Local Council Review), the flagship magazine of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has been published on 10 December 2014.

LCR is NALC’s high-quality, glossy quarterly publication with in-depth articles and features offering you advice and good practice, along with regular spotlights on parish and town councils and top tips information to help assist you with the real issues affecting local councils and communities. 

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DEC
09

Newly elected national localism leaders

Newly elected national localism leaders

Re-elected chair and two vice-chairs will lead the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) in 2015 as it takes the lead in furthering the development of localism for every local (parish and town) councils and communities, after elections held on 9 December 2014.

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