The LGA launched the survey on 25 October 2021 to support its Civility in Public Life programme. NALC has signed up for this important work, so the survey will also cover local (parish and town) council experiences. It will sit alongside the local council specific NALC and Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) civility and respect project work.
The call for evidence aims to capture members’ experiences and emerging trends around abuse and intimidation from the public. However, candidates who have run for election, officers who have supported candidates or Councillors, and public members can also share their reflections.
The evidence gathered will help the LGA and NALC develop a body of evidence to support calls for legislative and systemic change and develop support for Councillors.
This is an ongoing call for evidence so there currently no closing date, this means that you can provide information about past events now and any future incidents as they happen. It will take about 10-15 minutes to complete this pro forma, depending on the answers you provide.