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

Cllr Melissa Boyden of Asfordby Parish Council wins "Young Councillor of the Year" NALC Award

Cllr Melissa Boyden of Asfordby Parish Council wins "Young Councillor of the Year" NALC Award

Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:01 by Jake Atkinson

Cllr Melissa Boyden of Asfordby Parish Council was the deserved winner of the NALC Young Councillor of the Year Award at the NALC Conference this week.

This continues a strong record of the Leicestershire and Rutland area being represented in shortlisted and winning submissions at the NALC Awards. Last year LRALC was short-listed for the CALC Project of the Year, and long-listed the year before that. Finally, Fiona Palmer from Castle Donnington PC was shortlisted for Clerk of the Year in 2015. More »

Congratulations to Melissa! » Less

Statements from BC/DC Leaders and LCC Leaders on Unitary Proposals

Statements from BC/DC Leaders and LCC Leaders on Unitary Proposals

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:32 by Jake Atkinson

The leaders of Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, and Oadby and Wigston councils issued a joint statement on 29th October 2018.

It said: "We would like to thank the Leicestershire MPs for their joint letter to all district and county council leaders following their meeting with the Secretary of State to discuss our proposed review of the current model of local government in Leicestershire and the county council's promotion of structural reform of local government. More »

"The conclusion of the MPs, supported by the Secretary of State, that no such change is necessary and work towards it should cease immediately reinforces what the districts have previously stated, that local authority structural reform will only happen if all parties are working together and in agreement.

"We understand and respect their concerns and therefore the district councils will not be pursuing any proposals for structural change.

"Districts have always worked together and we will continue to collaborate with all partners in order to deliver the best possible services to residents."

In response County Council Leader, Nick Rushton, said: "I am disappointed that the Leicestershire MPs have come to these conclusions so early in this process. We have just started the conversation and it's too soon to draw the debate to a close.

"I understand that this is a difficult topic and we are challenging the status quo. But we face serious financial challenges here and we cannot simply reject ideas which could potentially save many millions for the people of Leicestershire without the proper discussion.

"I look forward to hearing more fromthe people who matter most, namely our council tax payers and amongst others, the business community and our partners across the public and voluntary sector, before we finalise any possible proposals." » Less

Ledbury and improving behaviours in the sector

Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:56 by Jake Atkinson

NALC Legal has produced a briefing on the Ledbury judgment (https://www.nalc.gov.uk/library/members-library/briefings/legal-proceedings-1/2708-l08-18-judicial-review-claim-brought-against-ledbury-town-council-june-2018/file More »

NALC are in discussion with the SLCC on a joint initiative to promote good governance and NALC have a working draft which will be discussed with SLCC this week. » Less