Group bulletin: 05 October 2022

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Group bulletin

05 October 2022


Independent Conference & Clarence Barrett Award Bulletin Special!

 Hello again members!

This is a quick-fire message to remind all our Independent Group Members and affiliates that our Annual Group Conference takes place on Friday 28th October at the Local Government Association!

This one-day event is aimed at Independent Councillors, Green, smaller parties and/or residents’ groups to come together and hear from some key speakers covering the economic outlook and the implications for councils, horizon-scanning key issues for local government and climate change adaptation and resilience.

In addition to our keynote speakers, members will be able to attend workshops and share best practice in ‘Being effective in Administration’ and ‘Being effective in Opposition’. Further workshops will cover our ‘Debate not hate’ toolkit as well as ‘Civility in Public Life’. Lunch is provided and the day will round off with a Drinks reception.

Book now as attendance is free to LGA members and can booked via the link below:

Local Government Association

Nominations and Citations for the Clarence Barrett Award 2022

Each year at our Autumn group conference we recognise those members who have gone above and beyond in support for their communities, groups or local government across the country.

The Clarence Barrett Award is our highest award presented to LGA Independent Group Members. The award is in memory of our dearly missed former Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association colleague.

Clarence had been the Independent Group Treasurer, a key member of the Resources Board and valued Peer at the time of his passing. His work and engagement with the LGA over many years led to the Independent Group establishing the Clarence Barrett Award in 2019. 

The Award recognises those councillors who go above and beyond in their work, to contribute something significant to local government and residents. Previous recipients of the award have been Councillor Carla Denyer (Green, Bristol) for her work on climate change and Councillor Julian German (Independent, Cornwall) for his leadership and influence across local government. 

Nominations are already open and there is still time to nominate your chosen Member. Don’t delay, vote today! Deadline is this Friday 7th October!

Clarence Barrett Award and Citations nominations 2022 | Local Government Association