NALC have issued the following guidance to local councils:
- From 10 December, face coverings are required by law in most indoor public places and the government has issued further guidance. NALC's view of the guidance is that face coverings are required to be worn at council meetings held in indoor public places, subject to exemptions or reasonable excuses as set out in the guidance. Councils are also... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 12:32 by Wendy Amis
This evening the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, has written to council leaders about remote meetings to confirm that the government has considered the case for extending legislation very carefully and has concluded that it is not possible to bring forward emergency legislation on this issue at this time. Our chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, has responded... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 23:01 by Wendy Amis
Cllr Sue Baxter, the Chair of NALC has sent a letter to all Councillors, commending them on their efforts over 2020 and looking ahead to 2021.
Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 15:28 by Wendy Amis
NALC is urging government to ensure that any changes to the planning regime enshrine a strong role for the local council sector, including the need to strengthen neighbourhood planning and to put emphasis on building design.
Posted: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 12:16 by Wendy Amis
Local council meetings
Following the government announcement of further easing of lockdown restrictions from 4 July, as at 26 June both NALC and SLCC strongly advise local councils to continue to meet remotely, without the need for face to face contact. The government rules still state that we should all work from home if we can.
Local councils have the powers to hold public meetings remotely by using... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:40 by Wendy Amis
Eighteen months after the Committee on Standards in Public Life reported to the Prime Minister on improving ethical standards in local government, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has been pleased to have worked with the Local Government Association (LGA) to take forward the recommendation to develop an updated national model code of conduct for all tiers of local government. This... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 17:23 by Wendy Amis
NALC have released their annual publication showcasing the good work done by local councils across the country. Possible inspiration for ideas and initiatives in your community ...
Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 10:14 by Wendy Amis
NALC have provided a legal briefing on the interpretation of the latest government legislation on the holding of remote meetings. They have also published guidance on how to go about holding a remote meeting. Both can be viewed from this message.
Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:42 by Wendy Amis
Circular 4 now available
Posted: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:00 by Wendy Amis