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

NALC welcomes calls for local government reorganisation in Leicestershire

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.

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... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:02 by Kirstie Frost

Tags: LRALC, Nalc

LRALC mourns the passing of Steve Lugg

LRALC mourns the passing of Steve Lugg

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... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:14 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC

NEW! NALC Good Councillors Guides 2018

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... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 13:22 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Guidance

NALC launches new guide with the Local Government Association

NALC launches new guide with the Local Government Association

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has worked with the Local Government Association (LGA) to launch a new guide setting out how principal and local councils can work more effectively in partnership.

This guide sets out a series of core principles to working effectively in partnership. It features twelve innovative case studies exemplifying the added value greater partnership between the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 13:18 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Guidance

Top Tip - Parish and Town Council Minutes

This top tip is in the form of bulleted points relating to minutes, and summarises the most common queries and issues we come across when working with member councils.

  • All councils with a turnover of less than £25,000 MUST by law publish on a website draft minutes of all council meetings (including committees) within a month of the meeting taking place, even if still draft.
  • Minutes of the Annual... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 11:25 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Guidance

Redaction of AGAR Signatures

Since our round robin on Friday 11th May 2018 we have had further correspondence from PFK Littlejohn on the issue of the redaction of signatures on published AGAR forms. The issue is due to be discussed further by PFK Littlejohn in the light of GDPR implementation.

See below for a copy of the correspondence.

Thank you for your email. Our expectation is that signatures are not redacted. This was raised... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 May 2018 20:08 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Guidance, audit, Finance & Audit

LRALC Articles of Incorporation

LRALC Ltd's Articles of Incorporation can be viewed below. These replace the previous constitution for LRALC.

Posted: Fri, 11 May 2018 13:25 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC

New training event - Emergency First Aid at Work

Following requests from several member councils we have now scheduled a one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course. The course is relevant to all Parish and Town councils who have determined, as part of their Risk Assessment, that first aid training covering emergency protocols is sufficient. The course involves a written assessment and continuous observation by the course training with successful... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 11 May 2018 10:53 by Kirstie Frost

Tags: Training

Update on GDPR and Data Protection Bill

NALC have this evening published the following statement:

Further update on GDPR and Data Protection Bill

Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018 18:58 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, LRALC, freedom of information, gdpr

NALC to ‘re-think’ role of local councils after Brexit

LocalGov have published an article on NALC's forthcoming "stocktake" exercise on the role of local councils in the context of "Brexit, devolution, and the Government's austerity agenda".

See here for the full article.

Posted: Tue, 01 May 2018 12:18 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Localism, consultation

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