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

NALC welcomes calls for local government reorganisation in Leicestershire

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:02 by Kirstie Frost

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) welcomes calls for local government reorganisation from Nicholas Rushton, leader of Leicestershire County Council who declared that the time had come to explore having new councils. More »

Responding to this announcement, Cllr Sue Baxter, chairman of NALC, said: "England's 10,000 local (parish and town) councils are the first tier of local government. Thousands of communities are benefitting from having a local council by giving them a voice and investing £3bn a year in an ever-increasing range of services.

"I welcome the recognition of local councils and their importance in this investigation into the potential for a single principal authority.

"More and more local councils are being established every year and I support moves to strengthen local democracy and bring it much closer to home in non-parish areas such as Loughborough and Coalville.

"Both NALC and the Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils look forward to having further dialogue on this issue." » Less

LRALC mourns the passing of Steve Lugg

LRALC mourns the passing of Steve Lugg

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:14 by Jake Atkinson

LRALC is sad to hear the sad news of the death of Steve Lugg, on Friday 20 July 2018, at the age of 54.

Steve Lugg will be known to many of you as the friendly and knowledgeable Minute Taking and External Funding trainer who was always accompanied by his dog when he delivered training for us in Anstey. Indeed, one of his last work commitments was running those two courses for us just a week before he was taken seriously ill, despite being in considerable pain. His work ethic and dedication were second to none. More »

Steve was the Chief Executive of Hampshire Association of Local Councils and also Mayor of Ferndown Town Council.

He believed strongly in the power of local councils to bring about change and had little time for those who believed such councils could only deal with things like dog fouling, planning, and speeding cars! He helped a number of our councils access funding for local services and assets through his External Funding course.

Rest in peace Steve.

http://www.ferndown.gov.uk/news-and-events/ferndown-news/165-ferndown-news-2018/1010-ferndown-mourns-the-passing-of-serving-mayor-cllr-steve-lugg » Less

NEW! NALC Good Councillors Guides 2018

Thu, 17 May 2018 13:22 by Jake Atkinson

The National Training Strategy has published an essential guidance for local councillors. The guide is a resource primarily aimed at new councillors but also can be for those thinking about becoming a local councillor. Indeed this is a guide useful for long-established councillor. This is no time to sit on the fence or offer views from the sidelines. Local councils need active, interested and committed people to serve and get involved in their work. More »

The two new guides below replace the 2017 editions.