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Great Glen Parish Council Parish Manager Vacancy

Great Glen Parish Council is an ambitious forward-looking Council which has embraced a number of opportunities in recent years, as well as overcoming associated challenges. The Council is now looking for the right person to build on previous successes and to take the Council forward.

Salary Scale: SPC 24 (£28,672 per annum), depending upon experience and qualifications, plus Pension.

Full time... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 09:13 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Jobs

Remembrance Sunday Update for Local Councils

Remembrance Sunday:

The Royal British Legion have updated their website with the following information on Remembrance Sunday activities:

Remembrance ideas for 2020

As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, it may be necessary for individuals and communities to consider new ways of performing Remembrance activities, whether at Remembrancetide or any other time of the year.

To give you a helping hand, we've... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 11:18 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Remembrance Sunday

HMRC Webinar - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

See below for details of a webinar being run by HMRC:

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1‌‌ October mean that employers will need to fund 20% of furloughed employees' usual wages for the hours they do not work and continue to pay their National Insurance and pension contributions.

The scheme closes on 31‌‌ October and you will need to make any final claims on or... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:19 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Furlough, Guidance, HR, LRALC

NALC Response To Changes To Current Planning System Policy Consultation.

NALC Response To Changes To Current Planning System Policy Consultation.

NALC has published its response to the current planning system policy consultation. Please click the link below to access it.

Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 10:18 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Consultation, Nalc, Planning

Government announces new 6 month coronavirus rules - more to follow

The Prime Minister has just announced a new set of rules which he says the nation must follow for at least 6 months. These rules will inevitably affect parish councils directly.

More to follow.

Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:47 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

ACRE Publish Updated COVID-19 Village Hall Information & Resources

ACRE have published their latest guidance on operating community buildings during the current pandemic. They have also provided risk assessment templates for users and managers of such facilities. Click the respective links below.

Posted: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:12 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: ACRE, Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

New Government Guidance - Social Gatherings

LRALC will be providing guidance on specific areas of interest for member councils in Friday's round robin but for now here are the newly re-issued guidance notes from government on the new rules.

Green Spaces here.

Council Buildings here.

Community Facilities here.

Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 18:26 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

Government to Ban Public Gatherings of More Than 6 People

The Government has just this evening announced the introduction of a ban of gatherings above 6 people with some limited exceptions. See the BBC News item on the announcement here.

Although at this stage there is uncertainty about whether this ban will apply to parish and town council meetings, LRALC's advice is that ALL parish and town councils should put any plans to return to physical meetings on... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 22:32 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

New 2020-21 Pay Scales Issued by NALC

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today published a new employment briefing on the national salary pay scales for clerks and other employees employed under the terms of the model contract.

The briefing includes updated pay scales in line with the 2004 national agreement for the sector.

On 24 August, the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) announced that an agreement... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 17:11 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Finance, NALC, SLCC, employment, staff

NALC announce events to help communities go green

NALC has announced details for two events as part of the Rebuilding Communities online event series to help make communities greener.

The first event in partnership with The Woodland Trust, Leaders talk: Putting trees at the heart of your community, takes place on 8 September 2020. The event covers how local (parish and town) councils can provide sustainable wildlife habitats, tackle climate change... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 10:49 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Event, Nalc

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