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Following incidents of community halls being used for extremist or illegal activity, PREVENT has put together a good practice note to help venues check bookings more fully.

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It is recommended, though it’s not an absolute requirement, that councillors should use a dedicated parish council email address for council business rather than their personal email addresses. 

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English Rural have launched a practical guide, "Parish Councillors’ Guide to Rural Affordable Housing", designed to encourage parish and town councillors to support delivery of affordable good quality homes in their community.

Read the guide here

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Town and Parish Councils are being encouraged to take part in the lighting of Beacons on the 2nd of June next year in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As this is likely to be the last chain of Beacons to be lit in the reign of Her Majesty The Queen,

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is pushing for changes to the government’s Environment Bill to unleash the million green fingers of its movement of 100,000 local councillors to create a greener, more environmentally friendly and sustainable communities.

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NALC's chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, held her latest meeting with Luke Hall MP, minister for regional growth and local government, on 19 May, with remote meetings and standards top of the agenda.

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The Queen’s Green Canopy and the Government’s Trees Action Plan was launched this week.

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NALC has clarified its understanding of the rule of six, as it applies to Parish and Town Council meetings from 17th May until such time as national restrictions are amended or lifted:

Volunteers Week Logo 1 to 7 June 2021
It’s not too early to start thinking about how to thank your volunteers for their time and effort and this year, more than ever, they deserve recognition and reward.