NALC Conference October 2017
Speaking at the NALC October conference with reference to the NALC’s 70th birthday, Dr Jane Martin CBE of the Committee for Standards in Public Life said:
“So I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Committee, to commend all those who have served and upheld the highest standards of conduct while elected councillors, and those who have administered local governments to make parishes, villages and towns up and down the country, better.
As at all birthdays we should be making plans for the future.”
Looking To The Future
She referred back to Lord Nolan’s first report on standards in public life published in 1995,
firstly the seven principle of public life:
and secondly the three ways that the council should work to expand the knowledge of these principles and the adherence to the principles. These three ways are the Codes of Conduct, Scrutiny and Education and Training.
Dr Martin concluded with a plea to the NALC and councils to focus on improving quality of life for their communities and to promote good practice and innovative leadership in local government.