NALC Legal has produced a briefing on the Ledbury judgment (https://www.nalc.gov.uk/library/members-library/briefings/legal-proceedings-1/2708-l08-18-judicial-review-claim-brought-against-ledbury-town-council-june-2018/file
NALC are in discussion with the SLCC on a joint initiative to promote good governance and NALC have a working draft which will be discussed with SLCC this week.
Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:56 by Jake Atkinson
The latest NALC funding and grants bulletin for member councils can be found below.
Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 20:46 by Jake Atkinson
With the Plunkett Foundation opening their Rural Community Ownership Awards, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is encouraging local (town and parish) councils to put forward rural community businesses who have had a positive impact in their local community.
The awards are an annual celebration of the achievements of rural community businesses in tackling rural issues across the UK and... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:43 by Jake Atkinson
Hot on the heels of the final non-member council in Leicestershire rejoining LRALC in April we are pleased to announce that the last non-member in Rutland, Little Casterton Parish Council, resolved to rejoin on Monday 13th August 2018.
This means that LRALC now has 100% membership across the two counties it covers, with all 196 councils in membership. Though a handful of County Associations of Local... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:34 by Jake Atkinson
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) welcomes calls for local government reorganisation from Nicholas Rushton, leader of Leicestershire County Council who declared that the time had come to explore having new councils.
Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:02 by admin
The National Training Strategy has published an essential guidance for local councillors. The guide is a resource primarily aimed at new councillors but also can be for those thinking about becoming a local councillor. Indeed this is a guide useful for long-established councillor. This is no time to sit on the fence or offer views from the sidelines. Local councils need active, interested and committed... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 13:22 by Jake Atkinson
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has worked with the Local Government Association (LGA) to launch a new guide setting out how principal and local councils can work more effectively in partnership.
This guide sets out a series of core principles to working effectively in partnership. It features twelve innovative case studies exemplifying the added value greater partnership between the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 13:18 by Jake Atkinson
NALC have this evening published the following statement:
Further update on GDPR and Data Protection Bill
- Yesterday during the Report and remaining stages of the Data Protection Bill, MPs accepted the Government amendment to exempt all parish and town councils and parish meetings in England and community and town councils in Wales from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018 18:58 by Jake Atkinson
LocalGov have published an article on NALC's forthcoming "stocktake" exercise on the role of local councils in the context of "Brexit, devolution, and the Government's austerity agenda".
See here for the full article.
Posted: Tue, 01 May 2018 12:18 by Jake Atkinson
NALC is currently undertaking a councillor census survey for parish and town councillors as part of wider work it is undertaking around broadening the demographic of those holding elected office. It is doing this through a specially created Commission.
Part of the Commission's aim is to undertake an assessment of the diversity of local councils. With this in mind, NALC have formed a Census Survey for... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:03 by Jake Atkinson