carbon footprint data at sample parish level

The Centre for Sustainable Energy has launched a parish-scale carbon footprinting tool to give town and parish councils data on their carbon emissions that is easy to interpret and easy to share.

It allows non-expert users to see their parish’s carbon footprint, and to compare it to other parishes, or to their local authority, or even to the national average. The website gives further detail on using the Impact tool and advice on how to interpret the results, with links to resources and other organisations that can help. View the Impact Carbon Footprint User Guide video

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WALC approached the NALC legal team about a tension that we had become aware of between the legislation covering General Data Protection Regulation and Freedom of Information. we consulted about the following scenario:

If at the start of the meeting the Chair states that the meeting is being recorded for the purpose of the clerk taking minutes and that it will be destroyed as soon as the minutes have been approved (which would comply with GDPR requirements) but between the two meetings a person puts an FOI request in to have a copy of that recording, can that be released?

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