National Association of Councillors conference October 2021

NAC Local Government Conference.

The Future for the Regions / Levelling Up

Carlisle Station Hotel, Carlisle (Formerly Hallmark)

1st-3rd October 2021

NAC Booking form Conference October 2021

Dear Colleagues,

The NAC is holding its first conference since February 2020 which is taking place on 1st, 2nd and 3rd October 2021.  We will be examining the governments ‘levelling up’ agenda. Speakers will include local authority officers, elected members as well as those representing organisations tackling the many challenges of providing services in the post-covid era.

The UK government has announced it is committed to levelling up across the whole of the UK to ensure that no community is left behind, particularly as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

That is why they are now making the biggest changes to the way they support local economic growth in a decade.  To regenerate our town centres and high streets, support individuals into employment, improve local transport links and invest in local culture, while giving communities a stronger voice to take over cherished local assets that might otherwise be lost.

This will involve the UK government decentralising power and working more directly with local partners and communities across the UK, who are best placed to understand the needs of their local areas and are more closely aligned to the local economic areas to deliver improvements on the ground.

This conference will examine how this is to take place and if it will be affected with the current financial situation due to the pandemic.

This conference will be suitable for delegates at all levels of Local Government across the UK.

The venue is The Best Western, Carlisle Station Hotel which is located next door to the railway station in Carlisle City Centre and has good conference facilities and ample car parking.

The England regional AGM will also be held during this weekend, all delegates are invited to attend.

Please find enclosed a booking form for your use. I have reserved rooms at the hotel and would advise to book places early as demand is expected to be high.

The conference structure will be:

Friday 1 October. Delegates will assemble for the first presentation at 17:00

Saturday 2 October AM. 3 speakers 10:00, 10:45 and 11:30.

Saturday 2 October PM. English Region AGM 14:00.

Sunday 3 October. 10:00 to 12:30 conference workshops.

Yours Faithfully

B Nelson

Councillor Brian Nelson

National Secretary

National Association of Councillors

0191 3789947  office

0779 1574879  mobile

Posted Wednesday, 20th October 2021