Neil Merrick explores how parish and town councils are throwing off their 'Nimby' image through the use of neighbourhood planning.
Neil Merrick explores the expansion of parish council duties – and the subsequent rise in precepts.
Residents in Durham have voted in favour of creating a new parish council for the city.
Local residents have passed a vote of no confidence in Desborough Town Council, after their council tax precept was increased by 422%.
A campaign has been launched to establish London’s second parish council under the Localism Act.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has demanded that the Government puts a halt to its plan to close and integrate local courts and tribunals across England and Wales.
Plans to create a new town council in Sutton Coldfield have moved a step closer, following Birmingham City Council’s recommendation to set up a new parish council.
Councillors in Thurrock have narrowly decided against establishing a new parish council for a housing estate in the Essex borough despite two consultations coming out in favour of the proposal.
Residents have voted in favour of scrapping a town council in south Yorkshire, after its town clerk was jailed for fraud and theft in 2013.
Councils will now be allowed to send agendas and meeting papers electronically, ending an out-dated ‘budgetary burden’.