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Posted on 10th April 2024

Queen's Green Canopy - Update

To celebrate The Late Queen's Platinum Jubilee the National Association of Civic Officers invited civic heads to plant trees on Friday 11th March, (the seventieth day of 2022 in the seventieth year of Her Majesty's reign) as part of The Queen's Green Canopy initiative. Read more

Posted on 8th March 2024

Training Day success

Thank you to the 170+ of you that attended the online Training Day and AGM last Wednesday. Read more

Posted on 5th February 2024

Portrait Deadline Extended

On 1 April 2023, the Cabinet Office announced a new scheme to allow local authorities to apply for a free, framed portrait of His Majesty The King to celebrate the new reign.   On 15 January, the Cabinet Office released the official portrait. Read more

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

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