Tags: Councils

Lyme Regis parish church

NSS criticises council for giving church £40k amid local opposition

Posted: Fri, 20 Sep 2019

The NSS has criticised a Dorset town council for spending £40,000 on church repairs despite the Church of England's significant wealth. Read More »

Yellow School Bus

NSS writes to councillors over discretionary faith school transport

Posted: Thu, 20 Dec 2018

The NSS has urged councillors in north Wales to take a decision on school transport based on "equality for all families and taxpayers". Read More »

Council proposes secular remembrance space following NSS intervention

Council proposes secular remembrance space following NSS intervention

Posted: Tue, 24 Jul 2018

The City of Edinburgh Council has proposed creating a new remembrance space without religious symbols following advice from the National Secular Society. Read More »

NSS urges council to provide secular garden of remembrance

NSS urges council to provide secular garden of remembrance

Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2018

The NSS has urged City of Edinburgh Council to ensure secular cremation arrangements are provided as standard. Read More »

Right of withdrawal from sex education will continue, says Hinds

Right of withdrawal from sex education will continue, says Hinds

Posted: Wed, 21 Feb 2018

Parents will continue to have the right to withdraw their children from sex education at secondary school, the education secretary has confirmed.

Damian Hinds's comments come as the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and PSHE (Personal, Social... Read More »

Council votes to continue giving worshippers free parking

Council votes to continue giving worshippers free parking

Posted: Tue, 23 Jan 2018

The NSS has criticised a council in Surrey which has decided to continue exempting worshippers from parking charges. Read More »

NSS: Council’s ban on religious offence is an insult to voters

NSS: Council’s ban on religious offence is an insult to voters

Posted: Fri, 12 Jan 2018

The NSS has called on Belfast City Council to reconsider a ban on "offensive expression" about religious beliefs during council business. Read More »

Residents’ anger over council’s £3m gift to ‘homophobic’ church

Residents’ anger over council’s £3m gift to ‘homophobic’ church

Posted: Fri, 10 Nov 2017

A council plans to close and partially demolish a public hall in south-west London and build a new Pentecostal church on the site. Read More »