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OCT
15

Local councils are moving together in partnership

National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) have joined forces for further mutual working and co-operation.

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OCT
13

NALC supports strike suspension

National Association of Local Councils (NALC) supports the actions of Unite, Unison and GMB unions to suspend strike action planned for this week.

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OCT
10

Hand more power to parishes

National Association of Local Councils has called on the Liberal Democrats to boost their ‘localist’ credentials by handing more power to parish councils.

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OCT
08

Do you want better rural broadband?

National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has teamed up with Vodafone UK and the Countryside Alliance to encourage more applications to the Rural Open Sure Signal programme. 

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OCT
03

Whitehaven gets the green light for new town council


The Cumbrian town of Whitehaven is the latest community in England to get the go ahead for a new town council following a campaign by residents to give local people more power.

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SEP
26

Labour devolution plans will give more power to parish councils

The Labour party has promised to hand more power to ‘cities and counties, towns and districts, parishes and neighbourhoods’ if it forms the next Government, a move strongly welcomed by the body which represents England’s most local councils.

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SEP
25

Sustaining a future for communities

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) held the first meetings of its Government backed Sustainable Communities Act (SCA) board on 23 September 2014.

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SEP
19

A new constitutional settlement for all of the UK

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) on 19 September 2014 is calling for a new constitutional settlement for all of the UK after yesterday’s referendum vote in Scotland.

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SEP
19

Time to realise the potential of parish and town councils

Parish and town councils are the backbone of our democracy and at the heart of many communities in England.

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SEP
18

Together we can make it work

NALC’s Making Localism Work conference showed how by using existing and forthcoming strengthened powers, communities and councils can get in the driving seat to make their places better.

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SEP
17

LCR Magazine Autumn 2014 is out today

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.

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SEP
12

NALC backs Liberal Democrats call for more parish councils

The Liberal Democrat Party’s pre-manifesto has pledged to increase the number of parish councils, a commitment which was today strongly welcomed by the National Association of Local Councils.

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SEP
01

NALC disappointed at DCLG's no to business rate funding for parishes

The Government has today turned down a proposal for a share of business rates to go to parish and town councils, suggesting they do not see local economic development as part of their localism role.

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SEP
05

Larger Councils elections

Four places for direct election to the NALC Larger Councils’ Committee for the tenure November 2014 - 2016 will be available from the date of the NALC Larger Councils’ Conference – 03 December 2014.

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APR
18

Council of the Week: East Peckham Parish Council

East Peckham is a rural village between within the borough of Tonbridge and Malling, Kent and is twinned with Chereng in the Nord de Par de Calais region. The village has approximately 1,200 homes with 3,500 residents and continuing to expand. The council includes its own Jubilee Hall, educational facilities and a vibrant village centre. There is a network of paths and cycle ways that connect the commercial and residential parts of the village.

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APR
14

MPs back parish powerhouse at NALC Lobby Day

Scores of MPs lined up in Parliament yesterday to signal their support for England’s localist powerhouse during a Lobby Day organised by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).

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APR
01

Keeping communities clean and open to all

Budget 2016 announcement could signal end to parish councils paying ‘toilet tax’

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APR
01

National Living Wage impact on local councils

The Government's National Living Wage (NLW) comes into force on 1 April 2016. It replaced the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for all workers aged 25 and over.

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APR
05

Media Watch | 46

Media Watch is a weekly round-up of the latest major stories on the local (parish and town) council sector.

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APR
04

NALC launches Star Councils 2016 awards

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today (announced that it will be running its second Star Councils awards in 2016, following the success of the first year of the programme in 2015.

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APR
04

Council of the Week: Anstey Parish Council

Council of the Week: Anstey Parish Council

Anstey is a large village in the north of Leicestershire, with an electorate of 5,247 and a population of over 6,000. It has 14 councillors and eight members of staff to manage the day to day operations of the council. A precept of £217,272 is raised with a total budgeted income of £255,967 for 2015/16.

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APR
01

Parish commissioner added to panel looking into the role of councillors

Cllr Mike Evans from Whiteley Town Council has joined a high profile panel of local government experts on the Councillor Commission as 'parish commissioner'.

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MAR
31

Governance and Accountability

The Practitioners’ Guide (‘the guide’) has been published by the Smaller Authorities Proper Practices Board to support the preparation by local (parish and town) councils of statutory annual accounting and governance statements.

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MAR
29

Let’s work together to protect your local environment

New rules have been introduced at the beginning of this year in the effort to improve water quality and reduce pollution.

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MAR
24

Give local councils the right to appeal planning decisions

The planning system is unfair. It is one of the few decision-making processes that gives no right of appeal to affected third parties.

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MAR
23

Media Watch | 45

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MAR
16

NALC’s response to Budget 2016

Jonathan Owen, chief executive of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) said: "This is a bittersweet budget for councils at all levels with positive steps forward on devolution countered by a further reduction in spending on public services.

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MAR
16

Transparency fund to bring even more small parishes into digital age

National Association of Local Councils (NALC) in partnership with the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) and the Association of Drainage of Authorities (ADA) welcomes that the Government has committed to continue supporting the multi-million pound ‘transparency fund’ to help thousands of small parish councils meet new audit and transparency rules and join the digital age.

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MAR
08

Media Watch | 44

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FEB
18

Media Watch | 43

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FEB
22

HRH The Prince of Wales sees online toolkit for community-led regeneration

HRH The Prince of Wales today (22nd February 2016) saw first-hand the results of an innovative online tool that supports communities to influence the quality of new development.

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MAR
01

Deptford launches parish council campaign

A second parish council in London moved a step closer today with the press launch of a campaign by organisers of the Deptford Festival to strengthen local democracy in the area, a move strongly welcomed by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).

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FEB
08

Media Watch | 42

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JAN
19

Media Watch | 41

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DEC
08

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DEC
02

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NOV
17

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NOV
03

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OCT
20

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OCT
14

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OCT
05

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SEP
08

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SEP
01

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AUG
13

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AUG
04

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JUL
29

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JUL
22

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JUL
14

Media Watch | 26

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JUL
07

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JUN
25

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