Alison Clish-Green, chair of the LGA's rural commission and NALC chair Tony Hayward will sign a joint statement entitled, 'Securing Effective Relationships Between Principal Authorities and Local Councils in England'.
The statement has received long and careful consideration and was jointly agreed and fully backed by each association at senior member level. There is a mutual understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each association and the foundations have been laid for future development and support for the government's democracy agenda.
Speaking before the conference Cllr Clish-Green said: 'NALC is one of the LGA's most important national partners as jointly we represent the whole of local government in England and Wales irrespective of size and type of authority. As a reflection of that, we strongly believe that our member authorities can now really work together as closely as possible in the interests of the communities we serve.