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

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

LGRC/NALC LOCAL COUNCIL EXPO - Droitwich 21st June 2019

LGRC/NALC LOCAL COUNCIL EXPO - Droitwich 21st June 2019

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:23 by Jake Atkinson

The Local Government Resource Center has agreed a partnership with NALC to stage the Local Council EXPO again this year, what they hope will be the largest single gathering for our sector.

Normally national sector events attract between 150 to 300 participants. LGRC and NALC hope to attract at least 500 and up to 1000. Building on the 2016 event they hope to develop this into an annual festival for our sector and to include as many innovative and useful ideas for councils as we can. More »

Based on the feedback received from the 2016 event participants liked the concept of an all day exhibition with a running programme of presentations and demonstrations available at a relatively low cost. Exhibitors are being encouraged to bring their products and to show participants how they work, as well as designing a supplementary programme of relevant practical presentations. The theme for this year will be "Operating Modern Local Councils" with an emphasis on the practical.

The lowest cost way of purchasing tickets for this event is through your County Association, LRALC.

County Association Tickets will be available at a discount to the full ticket price and so member councils will have an incentive to purchase tickets via the County Association.

  • The price of a standard entry if purchased at the door on the day will be £25 plus VAT
  • The price of a standard online ticket available from 1st April to 21st June will be £18.50 plus VAT
  • The price of a standard online Early Bird ticket available from now until 1st April will be £15 plus VAT.

The prices of County Association Tickets will be

  • Standard Ticket available from 1st April to 21st June - £17.50 plus VAT
  • Early Bird Ticket available from now until 1st April- £12.50 plus VAT

The County Association Early Bird ticket is therefore the best value ticket that will available for the event.

Tickets are available through the EXPO website on Eventbrite at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgrcnalc-local-council-expo-tickets-54448856997

LRALC has an allotment of Early Bird tickets now available under our name on the EXPO ticket website. Please ensure you purchase your tickets on the website under the "Leicestershre and Rutland Association Early Bird Tickets" heading on the drop down box when you book (scroll down the alphabetical list).

On 1st April the County Association Early Bird tickets will be taken off sale and the standard tickets will be made available.

LOCATION

Chateau Impney Hotel & Exhibition Centre
Droitwich Spa
Worcestershire
WR9 0BN

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