Nuclear Free Local Authorities tackle in practical ways, and within their powers, the problems posed by civil and military nuclear hazards. As the local government voice on nuclear issues, the NFLA are keen to encourage local authorities to adopt anti-nuclear policies and join our network – particularly as the Government plan for nuclear power to be part of the mix of energy supply for the UK over the next 40 years, and are spending billions of pounds each year on replacement nuclear weaponry. See the nuclear issues section to see why this is relevant to every local authority in the UK and Ireland.
The NFLA aims to:
- Increase local accountability over national nuclear policy;
- Identify the impact of national nuclear policy on local communities;
- Work to minimise nuclear hazards and increase public safety.
NFLA Member Services
- Policy Advice from experienced expert consultants who produce research to influence policy decisions
- Briefings on current issues with recommendations for local action
- National and International Liaison through an established network of MPs, MEPs, journalists and public interest groups
- Resource Centre for enquiries, press cutting service, parliamentary and assembly monitoring and electronic information
- Conference & Seminar programme
- Forums in England, Scotland and Wales meeting quarterly for members to receive progress reports and advise on policy priorities in their localities.
NFLA members and fees
Currently around 50 councils throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland support NFLA policy work. Member affiliation fees are determined by the size of population served by a local authority and are reviewed on a yearly basis. Currently, fees are in the range of £850 (authorities with populations below 100,000) to £5,000 (authorities with populations over 1,000,000) – see how to join the NFLA for more details.
Mayors for Peace
Cities for a Nuclear Free Europe
The NFLA are the UK & Ireland partner for Cities for a Nuclear Free Europe.