Tag Archives: NALC

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 […]

NALC Leadership Academy Pilot

A first for my blog in the shape of a guest post, an article from our Learning and Skills Manager, Neil Evans on a recent pilot leadership academy: In partnership with the Improvement and Development Agency for local government (IDeA), NALC ran its first leadership pilot programme in November 2008 at Warwick University’s prestigious business […]

New power of well being for local councils

The statutory guidance on the new well being power for local councils, along with associated training support, was launched at our County Training Partnership event in London last week. This exciting enabling power now comes to the tier of local government closest to the community after much lobbying by NALC and partners such as SLCC. […]

Control Shift: more power to local councils?

Last week we welcomed many of the underlying principles of the Conservative Party green paper on localism, ‘Control Shift: returning power to local communities’, and in particular the proposal for a power of general competence to be extended to local councils. Commenting on this latest policy paper from the Conservatives, our Chairman, Councillor Michael Chater, […]

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 […]