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Useful Publications

 The Good Councillors Guide 2024 - a must for all councillors.  A useful  booklet which contains basic information about being a councillor and what local councils can, cannot and should be doing.  The booklet can be viewed and downloaded in the Members' Area of NALC website.

'The Law of Allotments' by Paul Clayden

'Local Council Administration' by Charles Arnold Baker.

'All about Local Councils' (2011) - An update to the NALC/Electoral Commission booklet ‘All About Local Councils’ published in 2007. The new booklet has a slightly more urban slant and while aimed at a more urban audience is still relevant as a resource to all councils. There are two new case studies. The booklet gives simplified explanations about the role and work of local councils and their councillors, explains the electoral process and provides a number of case studies highlighting the work of a selection of local council.

Whatever Yeah! (2009) - A booklet highlighting just some of the innovative approaches taken by local councils to better represent young people in their local area. You may find this document useful if you are looking for some inspiration locally or are just curious about the different ways that local councils represent young people.

What Next for Localism (2012) - NALC and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy launched an inquiry into the concept of Localism with a specific focus on the role of local councils.

Localism in Practice 3 (2011) - Booklet showcasing how some councils are embracing the concepts of Localism.



The Good Councillors Guide to Neighbourhood Planning   Member - £4 per copy from SALC

Being a Good Employer Members - available to download from NALC website

The Good Councillors Guide to Finance and Transparency   Member - £4 per copy from SALC