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Leicestershire & Rutland
Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Jubilee Hall

Chief Officer: 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

New Good Councillors Guide 2017 Published

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:10 by Jake Atkinson

The all new Good Councillors Guide is now published (see link below) and is recommended for all local council Councillors as essential reading. Its also great for Clerks!

As always, delegates attending LRALC Chairman's training and Councillor training will receive free hard copies, but councils will also be able to order hard copies from us shortly (an online order form will be added here shortly). More »

General Election and Purdah Rules

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:30 by Jake Atkinson

A General Election will take place 8 June 2017, this follows an announcement by the prime minister on Tuesday and a vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Purdah for the General Election is likely to start on the day that Parliament is dissolved – expected to be 3 May – and continue until after polling day.The purdah period before General Elections is not regulated by law, but governed by conventions based largely on the Civil Service Code, with guidance issued to civil servants ahead of the election. More »

Guidance for parish councils about publicity restrictions which apply during the period just before local elections is contained in a legal briefing on the code of recommended practice for local authority publicity.

Please see the previous LRALC item on Purdah (with a link to the NALC briefing) from a month ago here. » Less

Standards Day - The Code of Conduct and Standards Arrangements event

Standards Day - The Code of Conduct and Standards Arrangements event

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:33 by Jake Atkinson

Your Chief Officer is attending a Code of Conduct and Standards Arrangements event today in London (hosted by CCLA) which is discussing the eternally thorny subject of the national Standards regime for parish and town councils. More »

There are times when Code of Conduct complaints, once investigated, point more towards internal council issues (governance, accountability, transparency, and even on occasion dysfunctional councils) and conflict than just the behaviour of one councillor. Obviously the opposite is often true, but the slide pictured poses some interesting suggestions as to whether your council has issues which are "warning signs" of Code of Conduct complaints being made, or wider systemic problems for your authority (click on image for larger version). » Less