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26th May 2020

The next on-line session, split in two parts, will be 24th September and 1st October 2020, 9.30am - 1pm.

17th January 2020


NALC's publication Reaching Out is receiving national attention and was flagged up at a Breaking Barriers Innovations (BBI) and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) roundtable on Laying the Foundations for Change, attended by NALC policy adviser, Andrew Tubb (who is on part-time secondment with us from Cirencester Town Council). The focus was on how to address issues such as loneliness, health and well-being by creating 'prosocial' communities through housing and social infrastructure – you can see the slides from the event here. It’s interesting to note that loneliness costs the economy something like £32 billion a year! Don’t forget to let NALC have feedback on the guide and do send NALC case study examples on what you're doing to counteract loneliness to

25th November 2019

In his interview with our magazine, LCR, I was particularly struck by this comment from Duncan Selbie, chief executive, Public Health England: “What is clear is that local (parish and town) councils are indispensable to the solutions around keeping people in good health.” Praise indeed for the important role of our sector, but a challenge at the same time. To help our councils respond to this challenge I’m therefore particularly delighted that this week we launched our new health and wellbeing web page, which you can read more about in our news story here. Please do make use of these excellent resources, and let us know what you think by giving us your feedback.


17th October 2019

Mayor's, Leaders and Chairman of town and parish councils throughout the UK are to take the lead in local celebrations marking the 75th Anniversary of the end of the war in EUROPE on the 8th May 2020. (VJ Day will be commemorated on the 15th August 2020). After years of fighting, the end of hostilities were officially announced on the 8th May 1945 by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, from the Cabinet Office, 10 Downing Street, London, that date has since become enshrined in history as VE Day.


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