Umbrella groups publish guide to local councils

Two national third sector bodies have published a guide to help charities and community groups get the most out of their local councils.

How Your Council Works: a Handy Guide for Community Groups has been published by Urban Forum and Navca.

It explains the structures and workings of local councils as well as who is responsible for which issues, how to get involved with local councils and what councils are legally bound to do to properly engage with charities.

Tony Hillman, a spokesman for Urban Forum, said: "It is becoming more and more important for everyone to find out how their council works.

"The guide is written at quite a basic level, but it will explain how community groups and local people use their local councils to their advantage."

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