Fighting climate change — *Extra tickets released*
25 May 2022 — 12.00 – 13:15
37% of local (parish and town) councils have declared a climate emergency, with a further 8% declaring a biodiversity emergency.
Learn more about the actions that councils can take locally to fight climate change and discover how councils are already doing this successfully.
Speakers: Chris Bagshaw, Kendal... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 17 May 2022 15:57 by admin
On 11th May the Government introduced into Parliament the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill which includes important local democracy initiatives and proposals for planning reform.
The press release can be seen here:New Bill to level up the nation - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Two policy documents have also been published and can be seen here: Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
CALC will... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 13 May 2022 16:31 by admin
Cornwall Council is offering free climate literacy training for town and parish councils looking to develop their response to climate change. There are two training offers available.
1. Virtual climate literacy training
For town and parish councils that want to know more about climate change and how to reduce their carbon impact. Cornwall Council are providing this training, delivered by partners GEP... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 06 May 2022 13:15 by admin
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities have launched an online survey seeking views on how streets are named, and how names can be changed.
The government is considering legislation to ensure there is a common requirement across England for votes on proposed changes of street names and is interested in views on how this would be implemented.
This technical consultation closes on 22... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 06 May 2022 09:31 by admin
The Keep Britain Tidy Chewing Gum Task Force Grant Scheme is open for expressions of interest here.
The Chewing Gum Task Force brings together major chewing gum producers, including Mars Wrigley and Perfetti Van Melle, as well as some producers of nicotine replacement therapy gum and is administered by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Grants of up to £20,000 are available to individual... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 04 May 2022 08:56 by admin
NALC legal Team update, received as an email on 28th April and available to members.
This update includes news on Queen's Platinum Jubilee – gifting mugs to residents under s137 and other legal matters.
Posted: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 12:42 by admin
A new Guidance Note from the Parkinson Partnership with regard to VAT and Jubilee events and memorabilia is available for members.
Posted: Tue, 26 Apr 2022 16:51 by admin
The second round of Cornwall Council's Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Fund round is now open. Local councils, constituted community groups and not for profit organisations can bid for between £20,000 and £100,000 CIL funding to deliver local infrastructure projects that will benefit children and young people. A total of £500,000 is available through a competitive application... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 13 Apr 2022 15:55 by admin
Online events coming up in the near future include:
Fighting climate change, 25 May 2022 at 12.00 – 13:15pm
How to review neighbourhood planning policies, 29 June 2022 at 12.00 – 13:15pm
Giving local councils more of a say on housing, 27 July 2022 at 12.00 – 13:15pm
For full details NALC events | Cornwall Association of Local Councils (cornwallalc.org.uk) and to register see: https://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-events/online-events... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 13 Apr 2022 14:36 by admin
NALC's Smaller Councils Committee Chair has written to all smaller councils to ask what issues they would like the committee to address, and what services they would like NALC to provide.
At a meeting on 2 March, the committee agreed that its chair, Cllr Graham Ford, would write to all councils with an electorate under 6000 to ask what issues of relevance they would like the committee to address, and... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 16:13 by admin