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Posted on 27th November 2023

D-Day 2024

For information on how your Civic Head may wish to be involved in the commemorations for D-Day 80

The complete guide to taking part is here:

D-Day 80 Anniversary

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Posted on 26th November 2023

Royal Portrait - new information

Since we became aware of the letter to Chief Executives, around ten days ago, we now also have a copy of the FAQs issued at the same time, which we share here. How much does a portrait cost?

The framed portrait and the delivery are free of charge. Read more

Posted on 17th November 2023

Royal Portrait update

After many months of silence, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, has written to qualifying local authority Chief Executives, about the publicised free, framed portraits, of His Majesty The King. The letter contains details of how to apply, including a link to the supplier organisation, Cubiquity Limited. Read more

Posted on 13th August 2023

LGiU call for nominations

You will know that NACO runs a biennial award scheme to recognise good practice in civic office, but here is an opportunity for you to nominate your civic head for an award, run by LGiU. Read more

Posted on 15th July 2023

Training Day & AGM 2024

It is time to ink a date into your diary - our Online Training Day and AGM will take place on Wednesday 6 March 2024. We will once again work with Cartwright Communications to get the technology right and will soon begin to plan the content. Read more

Posted on 26th June 2023

A gong for 'Lovely Jim'

Our hearty congratulations to our Vice Chair, Jim Babbington, (or should we say James Keith Babbington OBE) who was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the King’s Birthday Honours List for ‘Services to the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. Read more

Posted on 17th May 2023

Important date coming soon

Just as the Coronation and elections are done and Annual Meetings are your focus, you might be looking forward to quieter times, BUT do you know that 22 June is 'Windrush Day' and that 2023 is the 75th anniversary of the arrival of 'Empire Windrush' in 1948? 

If you have any… Read more

Posted on 4th April 2023

Portraits of His Majesty King Charles lll

A scheme has been announced to offer public institutions portraits of His Majesty, for use in public buildings. Councils will of course benefit from this scheme, which will launch after the Coronation. What detail we have can be located through this link: Portrait of His Majesty the King. Read more

Posted on 10th March 2023

Congratulations to Barry Town Council - Civic Office of the Year 2022

Barry Town Council's winning entry is available to read Read more

Posted on 17th February 2023

First Anniversary of the Invasion of Ukraine

Somewhat later than hoped, but hot off the press , here are details of the events planned by the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain. Within the news release from that organisation is a link to a listing of every activity being arranged by branches throughout the UK. Read more

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