WALC would be grateful to receive member council’s nomination (one councillor plus a companion) to attend a Royal Garden Party to be held on Thursday 31st May 2018.

Please complete and return the nomination form by noon Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Please see the attached poster from Compass and Warwickshire County Council cyber safety team. They want to get safety messages out to families around social media and keeping children and adults safe from cyber bullying, especially at this time of year when many children and young people will receive mobile phones for Christmas.

In December Highways England publishes their first Strategic Road Network Initial Report. The Initial Report sets out their advice to government about where we believe priorities should be focused for the second road period, which runs between 2020 and 2025.

Do you know somebody who makes a real difference to Solihull’s vulnerable and frail residents?  Then nominate them for a Solihull Together Award and help them to celebrate the outstanding work that takes place unnoticed across the borough.

Great Alne Newsletter Winter 2017

Between September 2016 and January 2017 we ran an online survey to get a better idea of how our training programme was being received by our members, and how we could improve this service.

Healthwatch Warwickshire has a new and improved website, packed with features to help local people. As well as showcasing its new team, priorities and what Healthwatch do, they are particularly excited about areas of the new website that help with two of their core priorities:

If you are working with anyone who works or lives in a Rural Area and they need a laptop or PC they can buy a fully refurbished one, at very reasonable prices, through this charity. http://www.ruralchurch.org.uk/communities-and-farming/computers-for-rural-people

SAAA Ltd, the sector-led body responsible for overseeing external audit arrangements for parish and town councils, has issued advice about the external audit arrangements for next year:

The Awards recognise excellence in both planning and placemaking. This means that as well as recognising outstanding professional planning work, they also reward excellence in planning-related activities such as placemaking, urban design, economic development, housing, regeneration, legal advice and environmental consulting.