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NAC introduce new role of vice president

The new role of vice president of the National Association of Councillors welcomes long standing member Cllr Eric Firth from Kirklees Council. Cllr Firth will support the new President Cllr Audrey Laing in her role. Cllr Marie Garrity Chair of the NAC said, Cllr  Firth has been a long standing

NAC Elects new President

 New President elected The National Association of councillors AGM has appointed a new President to the Association. Cllr Audrey Laing who represents Peterlee on Durham County Council, was elected to the role at the AGM held on 24th November 2018. Cllr Laing replaces long standing member Cllr

join the NAC to discuss Austerity & The Future of Local Government Financee.

Is Local Democracy Threatened In this time of austerity Local Authorities at all levels are feeling threatened. What is the future for Local Authority finance? Will authorities be able to make their own decisions regarding priorities and spending or will it be forced upon them from Government?

Training for local councillors

The National Association of Councillors offer a range of training to local council members and individuals. This ranges from Equality and Diversity, New member training, planning, chairmanship, in addition to this we carry out bespoke training services designed to assist councillor in there roles. For more information

Feedback on Health Inequality across the UK

Delegates of the NAC conference discussed health issues and inequalities within there local councils. This provided delegates with the opportunity to compare how issues effect each area. The workshop also looked at solutions local councillors and councils take in tackling health issues across the UK.

NAC Supporting UNISEF

The National Association have a proud history of supporting charitable causes. This AGM The Association of Councillors held a charity collection in aid of UNISEF. A cheque for £500 will be sent to UNISEF to support its work around supporting Refugee children who have been displaced. Thousands

University Certificate for Councillors

We are inviting nominations for Councillors/students to participate in the Certificate for Councillors course, in conjunction with Sunderland University and We have recently completed another intake, which has been very successful, and those students will shortly be attending their graduation ceremony to receive their certificates. This certificate


SAFETY FOR COUNCILLORS, THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA & THE CODE OF CONDUCT The conference has been requested by Councillors who were present at our Summer Conference in Southport, during the weekend we will be discussing how we as Councillors can be protected from personal abuse or

Transport Networks/Connecting Communities 24th 25th & 26th June 2016

The National Association of Councillors conference on Transport Networks/Connecting Communities welcomes a wide range of speakers starting on Friday Friday 24th June 2016. speakers will include: Keith Miller, General Secretary, Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain speaking on Safety in Transport. Cllr Liam Robinson Chair of Mersey Travel,

NAC Students visit Belfast for study weekend

The students from the National Association of Councillors in collaboration with Sunderland University made a study tour of Belfast on the weekend of 11th-13th March. There first call was to Belfast City Hall where they were greeted by Councillor Mervyn Jones and they were given a guided

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