NALC publication Case Studies: Young People

Resources to Support Young People in Your Communities

NALC has launched a new suite of resources on young people, including a dedicated web page and a case study publication highlighting the excellent work that local (parish and town) councils are doing to support young people within their communities. These case studies are an invaluable resource for local councils and county associations as examples of best practices and demonstrate the types of work they can do within their boundaries.

John Crossling

Retirement of WALC County Officer

John Crossling writes...

"After 7 years in the post I have decided that it is time to take retirement.  The time has flown by and the job has been enjoyable; challenging; occasionally frustrating but never boring!

I have met or spoken to lots of people during this time both clerks and councillors and have been impressed by their determination to improve things for their communities.

civility and respect in public life project newsletter

Civility and Respect Newsletter

There are growing concerns about the impact bullying, harassment and intimidation is having on councils, councillors and staff and the resulting effectiveness of local councils. In response, this Civility and Respect Project has been founded by the Civility and Respect Working Group and is supported by representatives from across the sector including Councils, County Associations, NALC, SLCC and One Voice Wales.

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WALC Grant Success for Dickens Heath

Dickens Heath Parish Council have recently completed "Phase One" of the improvement plan for their Village Green. New benches, picnic tables, bins and dog bins have been installed, thanks in part to the WALC Community Grant.

Helen Marczak, Clerk, reports that residents have been very complimentary about the work done to date.

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NALC Chair: Build on Joint Work Together at All Levels

The chairs of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), One Voice Wales (OVW) and the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) have published an open letter to all local (community, parish and town) councils in England and Wales.

Together we can do so much

Together was the theme underpinning this year’s excellent Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) hybrid national conference.


Councillors from Other Authorities

The role of Councillors from Districts, Boroughs, County Councils and Unitary Authorities at Parish Council meetings.

It is good practice to invite these Councillors to PC meetings so that they can report on activities that their authorities have been involved with or their future plans.


NALC report on climate change

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published its new report on what can local councils do on climate change.

The What can local councils do on climate change report aimed to paint an accurate picture of how climate change is being tackled by local (parish and town) councils and identify the challenges they face.

Resources from WALC Conference

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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Guide to Platinum Jubilee Beacons

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,