The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter sent an open letter to its 100,000 local (parish and town) councillors.

The letter sets out the challenges and opportunities ahead and showcases a number of key achievements over the last year.

The Committee on Standards in Public Life have just published their report to Government on “Local Government Ethical Standards”

The key points from the report are summarised in the following bullets: -

Often, loneliness is associated with older people who live on their own; but loneliness is not just about social isolation therefore, people can be lonely, but not necessarily living in isolation. The Campaign to End Loneliness believe that people of all ages need connections that matter.

NALC publication shines a light on 150 local councils

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) today has published its new publication highlighting the good work England’s 10,000 local (parish and town) councils are doing more for their communities.

The Parish Council has two vacancies – if you are interested, please contact any Parish Councillor or the Clerk for more information.  Details are on the PC notice boards and on the website.

Congratulations to Viv Morgan who has been warded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her services to education.  Viv set up the school for bullied children in 2012 and it now supports up to 30 children who have suffered from extreme bullying.

Coventry and Warwickshire are working throughout their Year of Wellbeing 2019 to inspire and empower people to make changes that will improve their wellbeing, and the wellbeing of people around them. That’s why they’re supporting Time to Talk Day and they hope you will want to join in to make this Time to Talk day the biggest one ever across Coventry and Warwickshire!