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

Latest News

Timetable for local elections in England: 2 May 2019

The Electoral Commission's guidance for the timetable of key formal dates for the 2nd May 2019 elections can be found by clicking on the link below.

Posted: Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:54 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, election, candidate

LRALC and NALC give scrutiny evidence on the County Council's unitary proposals

LRALC and NALC give scrutiny evidence on the County Council's unitary proposals

This morning Jake Atkinson (Chief Executive of LRALC) and Justin Griggs (Head of Policy for NALC) gave evidence at the Leicestershire County Council (LCC) scrutiny panel which was convened to discuss the current LCC unitary council proposal.

LRALC and NALC attended to ensure that the voice of the local council sector was represented. Voluntary Action Leicestershire and Citizen's Advice Bureau also gave... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:58 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Nalc, Localism, devolution, unitary

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

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.... Read More »

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

Tags: LRALC, Nalc, award

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

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

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... Read More »

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

Tags: LRALC, Guidance, unitary

Ledbury and improving behaviours in the sector

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

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.

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

Tags: Nalc, Staff, employment

LSE Parish Councils Article

The LSE have published a very interesting op ed piece about parish councils, democracy, and engagement. It makes very interesting reading in the lead up to local elections next May.

The article can be found here.

Posted: Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:53 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Elections, Newsletter

NEW COURSE - Local Council Planning for the Medium Term

This course is designed for parish and town councillors and clerks from councils that are interested in maximising the opportunities presented by the 3 year moratorium on "capping".

Many councils are not considering the opportunity for medium term planning provided by the government's announcement that it does not intend to apply the referendum principles (known colloquially as "capping") to parish... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:37 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Financial, Finance & Audit, Funding

Build a better budget: the importance of ensuring adequate training provision

The world of parish and town councils is ever changing, with councillors and clerks regularly being faced with new challenges and opportunities both at a national and local level. GDPR and the recent changes to the external audit process are but two recent examples.

At LRALC one of our key roles is to help your councils keep up-to-date with these changes and make the most of the opportunities that come... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:37 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, training, Financial

NALC funding and grants bulletin

The latest NALC funding and grants bulletin for member councils can be found below.

Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 20:46 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Funding, grants

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