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

How Safe Are Your Trees - Parish Council To Pay £500k Damages Bill

Posted: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:21 by Jake Atkinson

This case from 2018 flags up the importance of local councils having in place a proper regime of inspections and upkeep of trees that the council may be responsible for.

LRALC is looking to provide a level 1 tree inspection training courses for council staff, tree wardens, etc., later this year. Look out for details on this via the usual routes (website, round robin, etc).

Market Bosworth nominated for a Royal Town Planning Institute Award

Market Bosworth nominated for a Royal Town Planning Institute Award

Posted: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:39 by Jake Atkinson

Member councils undertaking similar work may be interested and inspired to see that Market Bosworth has produced a document which has been nominated for a Royal Town Planning Institute Award and is a finalist at the upcoming awards ceremony. More »

This is very exciting for them, especially as the work has been done entirely by volunteers. They have been nominated against some "big guns"!

It's a huge achievement to be nominated and is deserved recognition for the hours of hard work put in by the team.

Well done Cathy and the whole team. » Less

Purdah FAQs and Guidance

Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 21:34 by Jake Atkinson

The Local Government Association have previously published a very useful set of FAQs on "purdah", the pre-election preriod, click here to access the FAQs.

The full range of LGA purdah advice can be accessed here. More »

This confirms, amongst other things that:

1. All sitting councillors, whether seeking re-election or not, should have regard for the Publicity Code and the restrictions during the purdah period.

2. Councillors are free to talk to the media and issue press releases, but must not use council resources to do so.

3. Councillors can write letters for publication in their local newspaper as long as they do not use council resources to do so.

4. Councillors can continue to tweet/ blog but must not use council resources (such as council twitter accounts, email accounts, telephones etc.) to do so.

5. Councillors and those potentially standing for election can (and should) speak and canvass at other organisations as long as these activities are not funded nor arranged by local authorities.

There is also a useful "Guidance for Candidates" document produced by The Electoral Commission here.

This provides some campaign publicity dos and don'ts. » Less