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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

Following a decision of the Executive Committee on the 5th March 2018, from the 1st April 2018 the Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC) is a limited company. Its work includes 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 limited company 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


Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:26 by Jake Atkinson

As of Monday 23rd April we have become "LRALC Ltd", with registered company number 11323405. See here for full details.

This marks the completion of a 18 month project to become a limited company, though there are still a small number of administrative tasks to complete before the old unincorporated association ceases to exist. More »

Member councils will not notice any immediate change in how we operate, but over the medium to long term we believe that our status as a limited company will allow us to develop and extend our services in ways that would have been difficult if not impossible as an unincorporated body. » Less

NALC Councillor Census Survey

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:03 by Jake Atkinson

NALC is currently undertaking a councillor census survey for parish and town councillors as part of wider work it is undertaking around broadening the demographic of those holding elected office. It is doing this through a specially created Commission. More »

Part of the Commission's aim is to undertake an assessment of the diversity of local councils. With this in mind, NALC have formed a Census Survey for local councillors to fill in. The survey will take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and will be a vital piece of information for NALC in their mission to build an understanding of what local councils look like in the 21st Century.

LRALC would actively encourage parish and town councillors to complete the survey.

Take the census survey

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GDPR - 12 steps to compliance (Steps 1-12)

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:31 by Kirstie Frost

Please find attached the remaining sections of our 12-step guide to GDPR compliance. This document is the work of our new Training and Advice Manager, Frances Webster, and is intended to take the ICO's 12 steps and turn them into practical guidance and support specifically for local councils. I'm sure you'll agree with me that it is an excellent piece of work which will assist member councils in understanding and meeting GDPR requirements. More »

Also attached is a template Data Protection policy and a template Data Breach policy for your use. We hope that these are of assistance to your council over the coming weeks.

Please be reassured that we are continuing to work with other County Associations and the National Association of Local Councils to confirm a satisfactory solution for our member councils to the appointment of a Data Protection Officer and the latest information received from NALC and the ICO this week is attached to this email. At this stage however, it should be remembered that the appointment of a DPO is only one of a range of tasks that member councils will need to undertake to be GDPR compliant by 25th May.

Good luck and please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries that you have.



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