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Leicestershire & Rutland
Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Jubilee Hall

Chief Executive: Jake Atkinson
Jubilee Hall, Stadon Road
Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AY

Tel: 0116 235 3800

Formed by Parish Councils --- Run for Parish Councils --- Delivering to Parish Councils

The Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC) is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising the parish (including town) councils of Leicestershire and Rutland, who form the grass roots tier of local government in England. Put simply, we are our members.

We offer members a resource of vital, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.

As a membership association we are unable to deal with queries from the public, but we are happy to make general information available through this website.

Latest News

Local Council Key Dates

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:11 by Kirstie Frost

As an aid to help new Clerks and Councillors LRALC has produced the attached schedule of key dates for the Parish/ Town Council diary.

BHIB Sponsor LRALC Training USBs

BHIB Sponsor LRALC Training USBs

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:52 by Jake Atkinson

BHIB Insurance Brokers have kindly sponsored the production of 250 USB sticks for use by LRALC at its training events for councillors, chairmen, and clerks.

Ashwin Mistry OBE, Chief Executive of BHIB, handed over the USB sticks to Jake Atkinson, Chief Executive of LRALC, at their Leicester HQ earlier today. More »

The sticks will be provided free of charge to training delegates on LRALC core training courses preloaded with useful publications and guidance notes. Not only will this enable councillors to access the information easily and when they need it, it will also be a more environmentally friendly approach than providing multiple hard copy documents. » Less

Establishing eligibility for office

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:17 by Kirstie Frost

We have received several enquiries recently from councils wishing to co-opt a new councillor but unsure about the said councillor's eligibility for office. Local councils are required to ensure that persons co-opted to the council are eligible to hold office as a local councillor. The qualifications and disqualifications are contained in the Local Government Act 1972, Sections 79 and 80. More »

As an added level of certainty, councils might find it useful to ask all new Councillors to sign that they have read and understood the eligibility and disqualification criteria. You might find the attached pro forma produced by LRALC to be of use to you…