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NALC Conference 2009: Local councils are the key to community empowerment & regeneration
Last week's NALC Annual Conference 2009: 'Putting People First' showed local councils now have the opportunity to further develop their role and services to enhance their position as advocates and representatives of their communities.
“We're pleased to have the opportunity to continue to work with NALC. We've already supported guidance to help councils engage with unitary authorities and put into action some of the recommendations from our inquiry into how the role of local councillors can be strengthened."
“The research shows that the experience of the parish sector in engaging with the then shadow unitary authorities has mainly been positive, but it also concluded that much of the value and benefit of unitary structures is to be achieved following their creation.”