Sheffield Conference aims to connect parish councils with local people

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC), which represents the interests of town, parish and community councils, is hosting a one-day conference on how local councils can help the lives and well-being of communities through leadership and service delivery. Entitled Putting Communities First: Connecting Power to Local People, the conference aims to explore the role that local councils can play in making the delivery of services and activities more relevant to their local commmunities.

There will be plenary speakers and eight topical workshops to choose from during the day, including coverage of subjects such as the Sustainable Communities Act, community budgeting and local government finance, engaging young people and local residents, and Community Rights, including Neighbourhood Planning.

The event is aimed at representatives of town and parish councils, members and officers of Principal Local Authorities, officers of voluntary and charitable sector organisations, and anyone interested in localism in general.

Attendance at the conference costs £110+VAT for NALC members, and £165+VAT for other organsations.

Full details, including how to book your place, visit the NALC website.