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123 COMMUNITIES TO TAKE CONTROL OF NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHEMES

More communities taking control of neighbourhood schemes to boost employment, combat crime and improve the health of residents.

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PARISHES IN BID TO LIGHT UP NEW COMMUNITY POWERS

Today (16th April 2014) the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) in conjunction with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy (APPG) are demanding new powers for local (parish and town) councils that will help to re-energise the local economy.

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Plan to Build Dedicated Centre

Plans to build a dedicated centre for Scouting and Duke of Edinburgh Award activities at council land in Cotton Lane have been granted planning permission.

Time to Pay Up

Seventeen local authorities are refusing to pass on £3.8m of Government funding to parish and town councils, defying advice from local government minister Brandon Lewis MP, according to NALC.

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Neighbourhood Plans Research Suggests the South More Engaged

Research published by Turley has found that the take up of neighbourhood plans is concentrated in the south of England, generally in more affluent areas.

Making Localism Work Conferences

In 2014 NALC are hosting three key one-day conferences on how local (parish and town) councils can help the lives of communities and people through representation, leadership and service delivery.

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