Tag Archives: communication

Big Society #4: The importance of good governance

To quote the now infamous line during the General Election TV debates:  ‘I agree with Nick’. Except in this case it’s not Nick, it’s Rory – more specifically Rory Stewart, the new MP for Penrith and the Border and Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on local democracy. NALC is currently working with the […]

Twitter and local councils

Whilst the use of social media/networking is steadily growing in local government, it would be fair to say that it hasn’t exactly exploded within the first tier of local government. This may not be such a bad thing as local (parish and town) councils are cautious and risk averse creatures, perhaps rightly so many would […]

Rural and Parish Matters

Yesterday our Chairman, Councillor Michael Chater, and I attended South Gloucestershire Council’s inaugural conference for local councils. The turnout was very good indeed – around 80 hardy souls turned out to come together to discuss all things local government in this part of the west country. Even the weather forecast, with snow predicted in the […]