Reach for the stars - apply to the 2019 NALC Star Council Awards!

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) officially launched its prestigious Star Council Awards for 2019 on 15 March.  The awards recognise the achievements of the parish and town (local) council sector and celebrate the positive impact local councils, county associations, local councillors and clerks make to their communities.

R.A.B.I – the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution – is agriculture’s oldest and largest charity, providing welfare advice, practical care and financial support to farming people in need.

Although R.A.B.I is a charity, most of the people it helps really aren’t ‘charity cases’. They’re farmers, farmworkers, wives, widows and dependants, of all ages, who’ve invariably given more to the farming sector than they’ve ever taken.

Report by John Crossling

Parish Councils across the Country struggle to find new Councillors.  This year is election year for the vast majority of Parish Councils in the WALC area and the County Committee felt it was right that the Association should try to help encourage people to stand as councillors locally.