Following their work with over 50 town and parish councils, the ICO have developed a suite of resources to help local councils with some of their key data protection issues.

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Closes 30 September 2019

This is the third Warwickshire cyber crime survey, carried out by Warwickshire County Council in partnership with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The last survey, conducted in 2017, found that an estimated £8,848,300 had been lost by Warwickshire adults as a result of cyber crime.

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has welcomed the government's announcement for plans to strengthen the purpose and role of local (parish and town) councils across the country, including a commitment to make it easier to set up new local councils.

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The Rights To Access Healthcare project is currently operating in Rugby, raising awareness of everybody's right to access a GP surgery, regardless of whether they have a fixed address, identification or their immigration status.

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NALC's August 2019 Council Spotlight goes to Fillongley Parish Council

Council Spotlight will recognise your council, communities and individuals as well as partners that have championed the great work in the local council sector. From innovative ideas to lobbying for funding, from grassroots projects to getting more control from district councils.

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Launch of 2019 Mental Health Directory of support services

The South Warwickshire Mental Health Partnership, made up of professionals from the third and public sectors, aims to improve awareness of mental health support services in South Warwickshire. Each year the Partnership holds an annual event to bring organisations together to collaborate better around mental health. 

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This consultation is on the Council’s proposed new Council Plan, formerly known as the Corporate Strategy. 

Please complete the questionnaire by Tuesday 27th August 2019.

It is time for Stratford-on-Avon District Council to create a new plan to provide its directions for the next four years, and we need your help.

Since the local elections in May of this year, the Council has been working with key stakeholders (both internal and external) to produce a set of aspirations and outcomes that aims to

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Periodically it is necessary to review and revise your financial regulations.  This may be due to legislative changes or new technologies.  The model financial regulations were last updated in 2016 and a number of changes are now required.

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Local Government Association (LGA) has released a report on the practical steps for councillors to use to protect themselves from intimidation.

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has lent its backing to The Village Survival Guide, a new publication from rural charity The Prince’s Countryside Fund, published on 1 August 2019.

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Deadline extended to 20 December 2019

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is researching the local elections in May this year to examine the elections process for local (parish and town) councils.

The research will gather data from local councils, councillors and county associations, and aims to find out more about candidates, costs, support, promotion, planning, resources and future reform.

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This consultation opened on 27 July and will close on 20 September 2019.

Rail services in Warwickshire make a significant contribution to the local economy, business and local communities, helping to make Warwickshire an attractive place in which to live and work. The County Council has an excellent track record in delivering rail infrastructure and helping to improve services. 

Warwickshire intends to continue this support and investment in the local rail network to help improve wider

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This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of Pride of Britain awards with a gala awards dinner, hosted by Carol Vorderman and screened in prime time on ITV in the Autumn.  Attended by royalty, the Prime Minister and leading politicians as well as more than 100 of the biggest stars of showbusiness and sport, Pride of Britain is the most prestigious and best-known event of its kind.

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At a meeting of the full council on Thursday 25 July 2019, Warwickshire County Council (WCC) has unanimously declared a climate change emergency. The meeting took place on the day reported by the BBC as the hottest July day on record in the UK.

At the meeting the Council quoted the United Nations Improvement Panel on Climate Change’s findings on the environmental repercussions of failing to act, including rising sea levels, crop failures, extinction and global economic crisis.

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the new name for CSW Sport

On 5 July 2019, at the Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Summer School Games county festival, the hosts for the event will announce the launch of their new name; ‘Think Active’.

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WDC Report- The three newly elected District Councillors are Cllr George Illingworth (Chair of WDC), Cllr Richard Hales (Portfolio holder for Finance)  and Cllr John Cooke (Portfolio holder for Planning).  Cllr George Illingworth has represented Abbey Ward on the District Council for 12 years.  At the first meeting of the new Full Council, Councillors unanimously agreed to declare a ‘climate emergency’.

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Please see below a case study promoting the really powerful role local councils can play in supporting and even initiating rural community businesses in their areas.  With thanks to Philip Vincent at the Plunkett Foundationfor helpfully producing the Thorncombe case study.


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Following on from the 'Loneliness Call for Evidence' NALC made in January of this year, there are 50 short case studies demonstrating how local (parish and town) councils of all sizes are getting involved to help tackle loneliness, a problem which increases the likelihood of premature mortality by 26%.

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June 2019 issue of Parish & Partners Briefing from Stratford-on-Avon District Council includes

  • Executive Directors' foreword
  • New Stratford-on-Avon District Cabinet
  • Planning Policy
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Consultation on Policy MCS 10

Warwickshire County Council is consulting on strategic policy MCS 10 - Underground Coal Gasification, which was unintentionally omitted from the public consultation on the countywide Minerals Plan from 31st October 2018 to 12th December 2018.  This is a further consultation and is the final public consultation before the Minerals Plan is submitted to the Secretary of State for examination in public. The focus is on whether Policy MCS 10 is sound and legally

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