The Benefits of ALGE Membership
There are many reasons why you and your local authority should be a member of ALGE:
a member, you are provided with access to a secure and exclusive ALGE
Group hosted by the Local Government Association Knowledge Hub, which
includes a well used Discussion Forum, Library, and Events section.
have access to accurate effective information or advice that keeps you
abreast of current legislation, policy and practice relating to nature
conservation and the protection of natural assets at the local, regional
and national level.
have access to expert knowledge, advice and good practice – and not just
within ALGE or local government - that improves the work you do and the
ability of your authority to keep abreast of current and future
- You can
participate in events, meetings and seminars to improve your
understanding of nature conservation and ecology at the local government
level, and improve the standard of work you do for your local authority
as reflected in appraisals and performance targets.
get to hear first about offers on a wide range of external conferences
or seminars, publications or products, and often at 'early bird' or
- It helps
your authority to achieve consistency in how it makes decisions and the
effect this has on its reputation, performance and compliance with
policy and legislation.
provides support to improve the way you communicate with customers
(politicians, residents, communities and businesses) to ensure the needs
of local biodiversity and the natural environment are explained,
promoted, protected and improved.
get representation on national forums such as the All Party
Parliamentary Group on Biodiversity and the England Biodiversity
Stakeholder Group, and an opportunity to have your concerns, experiences
and thoughts tabled at these and other national debates.
have a professional 'voice' which is both experienced and effective in
lobbying and networking skills to make sure your concerns and needs are
understood and responded to.