NALC: Media coverage on the financial impact on councils

The financial impact on all types of councils has been a particularly hot topic this week, including media coverage on how this is affecting our local (parish and town) councils. BBC News ran a story by its Midlands political editor, Patrick Burns, about Birmingham City Council and Shrewsbury Town Council. This also picked up BBC Radio Shropshire’s excellent interview with the Town Council’s clerk, Helen Ball, who very articulately explained the effect on their budgets, restating our call for dedicated funding for our sector (you can listen again between 2:06:46 – 2:15:35). And probably a sector first by getting mentioned in a Number 10 press conference, with BBC’s Patrick Burns sticking with council funding including for local councils with the first question from the media to Robert Jenrick; who reiterated what he said in his letter last week. We are continuing to explore this further with the government and other local government representative bodies

Posted Tuesday, 26th May 2020