Proposed changes to the Planning System briefing with Neil Pearce Members watch the full briefing here
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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently launched a consultation on freedom of information called Openness by design (the ICO draft access to information strategy). This document and consultation have implications for wider local government and NALC will be responding.  The final deadline for responses is 8 March 2019. Do please respond directly to the online survey or email your views to  to help inform the NALC response.

Newquay Town Council is preparing to submit a proposal under the Sustainable Communities Act in relation to allowing local councils the power to enforce civil parking regulations.  This will be supported by NALC which has also had a long standing policy position on this matter for some years.

In Newquay there have been significant issues with anti-social on-street parking, which is compounded by a lack of enforcement in more remote or residential areas. This is creating serious safety issues, particularly at junctions or along narrow streets – preventing access to emergency services. Whilst a year-round issue, as a tourist destination, this worsens during the summer months where the road network is brought to a standstill.

Take a look at this link for Street Activist - which is part of the Now or Never Campaign in Leamington - tackling litter, waste and plastic reduction in Leamington.

For Rugby Borough

Councillor Tony Gillias

Following the adoption by Rugby Borough Council of the Warwickshire Local Councils Charter in 2015, a borough wide Parish Champion needed to be appointed to provide support and assistance to parish councils, where possible. I am particularly honoured to be that person.