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, LRALC Limited. 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

LRALC AGM - book your place now

Posted: Tue, 14 May 2019 09:04 by Frances Webster

Time is running out to book your place at our first AGM on Saturday 15th June 2019 at the Leicestershire County Council offices. Registration is from 10am for a 10.30am start, and key features of the event include: More »

  • Charlotte Eisenhart, Head of member Services at the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) attending as a guest speaker to talk about the national picture.
  • A range of stalls from national and local specialist companies who provide services and equipment to parish and town councils.
  • Updates from LRALC on key issues and topics currently faced by your councils.

LRALC is controlled by its member councils and as such it is critical that you use the voting rights you have by sending one voting representative to the AGM.

As the event will be of wider interest to councillors and clerks your council will be able to send non-voting delegates in addition to your one voting representative. We are only making an additional 40 spaces available for non-voting delegates initially (this is likely to increase once we know how many voting delegates will be attending) and these are available on a first come first served basis (the event is free to delegates from member councils).

Please complete this booking form below to book the place for your council's voting representative at the AGM:

https://www.leicestershireandrutlandalc.gov.uk/lralc-2019-agm-delegate-booking.html » Less

Election Myths Part 1

Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:17 by Jake Atkinson

For some reason there is a common belief that exists among some parish councils that if all the councillors resign en masse or there are insufficient councillors to make a quorum folowing an election that somehow the council ceases to exist. More »

This is simply not the case, a council with no councillors is still a council as a local authority is a corporate body and accordingly has the appropriate legal status independent from the councillors chosen to ensure it is properly governed.

For example we are aware of one council where virtually every councillor resigned in the misplaced belief that the council would cease to exist and therefore the neighbourhood plan and its advisory committee would also cease to exist. This is simply not the case; a council is a corporate body and will continue to exist until such a time as the statutory mechanism required to dissolve it (a Community Governance Review) is applied. » Less

The Pub is the Hub - New Rural Funding

Posted: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 08:52 by Jake Atkinson

The Government has announced a new funding stream to support the diversity of and therefore retention of rural pubs. Rural pubs across England could be expanded to include Post Office facilities, grocery shops and libraries thanks to £188,000 of government funding. The Pub is the hub will be administering the funding scheme with grants of up to £3000 being available. More »

For further information see here and the flyer linked below. » Less

LRALC 2019 Annual General Meeting

The LRALC 2019 AGM is taking place on Saturday 15th June 2019 at the Leicestershire County Council offices. Key features of the event include:

  • Charlotte Eisenhart, Head of Member Services at the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) attending as a guest speaker to talk about the national picture.
  • A range of stalls from national and local specialist companies who provide services and equipment to parish and town councils.
  • Updates from LRALC on key issues and topics currently faced by your councils.

To book your voting delegate please complete the booking form here: lralc-2019-agm-delegate-booking.html

To book your non-voting delegate place(s) please complete the booking form here: lralc-2019-agm-non-voting-delega.html