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As a contribution to NALC’s work on climate change, Staffs Parish Councils Association have published a brief commentary on the powers which local councils possess which can help tackle climate change.

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Does your Council own a green space which you would like to see protected and enjoyed by local people for ever?  If so, the Open Spaces Society recommends that you consider voluntarily registering it as a town or village green. You can do this, under section 15(8) of the Commons Act 2006, with your county or unitary council, which makes no charge for the application. Once registered as a green, local people will enjoy the right to recreation there, and the space is protected for ever from development—what a gift to your community!

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This week, NALC released the Tree Charter case study publication which, captures the stories of local councils who were featured in the monthly Tree Charter newsletter.

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Natural England last week published a new Countryside Code to help people enjoy the outdoors as lockdown restrictions ease. A timely publication for rural councils facing the social problems that come with increased  footfall, the accompanying informational posters promote respect for others, protection of the environment, and responsible enjoyment of the outdoors.

NALC Council Spotlight

The local council sector does incredible work each year for their communities and NALC wants it to be celebrated. Being NALC’s Council Spotlight gives you the opportunity to see your hard work showcased by the sectors only longest standing national body.

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Watch the video on how to get involved