The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today published its new edition of Points of Light, which showcases the excellent work of local (parish and town) councils in building stronger communities.

Points of Light aims to promote good practice and raise awareness of the diverse range of services local councils are facilitating. Running a post office, providing a changing places toilet, employing a youth skills manager, launching a community alcohol partnership and declaring a climate emergency are just some of the examples contained in this year's edition.

Cllr Sue Baxter, chairman of NALC, says: "NALC's latest edition of Points of Light underscores why England's 10,000 local councils are well placed to be at the heart of building back communities. Local councils have stepped up during these challenging times, providing a range of vital services. The examples gathered were before the pandemic and illustrate how local councils are an essential part of the community."

Points of Light is a collection of case studies which include summaries and information on electorate, precept and expenditure that highlight the work of England's 10,000 local councils.

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