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Publication Shines a Light on 150 Local Councils

Publication Shines a Light on 150 Local Councils

Published: 18 Jan 19

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) today has published its new publication highlighting the good work England’s 10,000 local (parish and town) councils are doing more for their communities. Read More...

NALC sends an open letter to its 100,000 Councillors

NALC sends an open letter to its 100,000 Councillors

Published: 18 Jan 19

Today, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter sent an open letter to its 100,000 local (parish and town) councillors. Read More...

Stay Alive Media Release

Published: 14 Jan 19

Residents in Kent and Medway can now benefit from the suicide prevention app called Stay Alive which is packed full of useful information and tools to help individuals stay safe in crisis. It is aimed at both people that may be having thoughts of suicide and at people who are concerned about someone else. Read More...

National Salary Scales 2019-2020

National Salary Scales 2019-2020

Published: 21 Dec 18

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) has agreed the new pay scales for 2019-2020 to be implemented from 1 April 2019. Read More...

Data Protection 2018

Data Protection 2018

Published: 21 Dec 18

Data Protection Act came into force 25th May 2018 and it provides a statutory framework for the use of computerised information and certain manual records in the UK. Read More...

Upcoming Events

An Introduction to Chairmanship for Local Councils

Published: 11 Jan 19

21 February 2019 at New Romney Town Council Read More...

CiLCA Preparation 2019

Published: 11 Jan 19

Join us for these sessions if you are preparing your portfolio this year! Read More...

Planning for Local Councils

Published: 11 Jan 19

7 February 2019, Speldhurst Parish Council Read More...

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About Us

The Kent Association is a not for profit membership organisation serving member Parish and Town Councils and Parish Meetings (Local Councils) in Kent and Medway. Our membership is currently 303 out of a total of 316. Membership is open to all Local Councils in Kent and Medway for a subscription agreed at the Annual Meeting. As the first tier of local government closest to their communities, Local Councils have a key role to play in shaping their localities with the Government's drive to devolve power and decision making to local people through the Localism Act 2011, the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 and changes in the Audit Framework, it is becoming increasingly important that Councillors and Clerks are better informed and are provided with the tools and knowledge to help them undertake their roles as efficiently and effectively as they can.

 

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