There are two self-administrating Unitary Authority Area Groups (operating in North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset), who strive to work in partnership with their Principal Authorities. There is currently no Area Group in South Gloucestershire, but we do hold an AGM to select the representatives for the Regional Committee for that area. Motions for consideration by the NALC Policy Committee for Campaigns for Change are delivered through the Area Groups.
Not all the Avon area has the privilege of local representation by a Local Council. The whole of the City of Bristol, the City of Bath, and four wards of South Gloucestershire, are currently unparished. Local Councils are the grass roots and most important level of local government, and ALCA is committed to developing Local Councils in the areas that currently lack local representation and the support a Local Council provides.