Climate Emergency: Practical Steps for Parish Councils

To make as much content as we can fully accessible on this important and time critical subject we have made as many resources as possible form the event available on our website.  These will be added to as they come in from the speakers so do keep checking back.

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A Council's decisions and priorities should be informed by the views of a representative group of residents. Warwickshire County Council are forming a new residents’ panel called ‘Voice of Warwickshire’ to give people an opportunity to share their views. This will help us to understand people’s needs and improve how WCC work with communities in tackling the huge challenges we all face in a world that has been changed by COVID-19.

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published a new guide on website accessibility and publishing guidelines.

The guide aims to help local (parish and town) councils ensure their websites meet the needs of all users — especially those with disabilities or impairments that use assistive technology.

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) revealed the winners of its 2021 Star Council Awards at an online ceremony on 8 October 2021.

The winners are:

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It has been brought to WALC’s attention that some Parish Councils have bought or intend to buy speed restriction signs indicating 20 mph to be sited within a 30 mph restricted area. If they are installed and they have a red border (as do official speed limit signs) it could have the effect of invalidating the official speed limit. Offending drivers would thereby escape punishment even if exceeding the 30 mph limit.

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Warwickshire County Council in collaboration with key partners from Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership want to support older drivers with accessing practical advice, support, and information to help them stay on the road and enjoy independent lives for as long as possible.

NALC publication of Points of Light

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published the 2021 edition of Points of Light, highlighting the excellent work local (parish and town) councils have done to support their communities.

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Many councils realise the potential of social media, but are not sure where to start or how to get the most out of it. Others are concerned about the pitfalls that social media poses.

WALC has partnered with Breakthrough Communications who have extensive experience across both local government and communications sectors.