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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

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

Help for Cumbrian Flood Appeal

A group of councillors have shown their support to the Cumbrian flooding appeal. The National Association of councillors met in Carlisle over the weekend of 9th January 2016. Councillors organised a raffle and collection in aid of Cumbrian action appeal which raised £826.00. Councillor Brian Nelson said

NAC Elections

The NAC appoints a chairman every two years, The English Region will hold the chairmanship for the next two years. Cllr Eric Firth from Kirklees Council took over from Cllr Mervyn Jones from Belfast City Council. Cllr Firth payed tribute to The outstanding work carried out by

Councillor Ronnie Ferguson retires

The National Association of Councillors recognised the life long service of retiring councillor Ronnie Ferguson. Ronnie has dedicated is life to representing people on his former council of Newtonards. The General Secretary Councillor Nelson recognised his long service by making a presentation at a recent meeting. Councillor

Councillors graduate

A group of Councillors who took part in the university course for elected Councillors have graduated. The University course is open to elected members and is delivered by Sunderland University. Brian Nelson General secretary said “The university course is designed to meet the learning needs of both