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Will you be LRALC's next Deputy Chief Executive?

Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils

Deputy Chief Executive (Training & Advice)

Circa £30,000 depending upon experience.

Full Time (37 hrs per week, potential to reduce to 30 hrs if required) with attractive pension

Leicestershire and Rutland CALC provides member services to parish and town councils across the two counties. As part of the Association's commitment to improving... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 16:45 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Job, Lralc, Vacancy

No council tax referendum principles in 2022/23 for local councils

On 16 December the secretary of state for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove MP, published the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2022/23 which includes the welcome confirmation of no referendum principles for local councils in 2022/23.

As you may know, NALC have continued to lobby for this including through their spending review submission and will be responding to this... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 14:27 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Council Tax, Precept

Leicestershire County Council’s Strategic Plan 2022/2026 - Video Briefing for Parishes

Parishes are invited to have their say on the Leicestershire County Council's proposed strategic plan 2022-2026, which sets out LCC's ambitions and priorities for the years ahead. It outlines what they want to achieve and how they intend to do it.
A briefing by the County on the plan was hpsted by LRALC specifically for Leicestershire parishes, and this can be viewed here.

The proposed outcomes are:... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 10:52 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LCC, strategic plan

LRALC Christmas Closure Dates

LRALC Christmas Closure Dates

LRALC will close at midday on Thursday 23rd December and will reopen at 8am on Tuesday 4th January.

We hope all local council clerks, councillors, and employees have a wonderful Christmas!

Jake, Ja'Neen, and Kirstie

Posted: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 09:41 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Christmas, Closure

Slides and Handouts from LCC Funded Medium Term Planning Course

Delegates from the recent LCC Funded Medium Term Planning training courses can access the resources used at the events below.

Posted: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:25 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Budget, Finance, Lcc, Planning

Citizen's Advice Leicestershire - Contact Details

Our colleagues at the CAB in Leicestershire have asked us to promote their contact numbers and services to our member councils. We know that parish and town councils provide a crucial service by signposting parishioners to local support services, and we know that the support services listed below will be of use to many people during these difficult times.

Anyone needing advice can ring 0808 2787970... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 14:08 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: VCS, advice, support

Cancellation - Chairman's training - 11th November 2021

Unfortunately, due to staff illness, the Chairman's training planned for today (11th November 2021) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 11:15 by admin

Tags: Cancellation

CPRE survey reveals the factors pushing young people out of the countryside

Lousy public transport, loneliness and lack of affordable housing are pushing young people out of the countryside, a CPRE survey has revealed.

  • Only two in five young people living in rural areas (43%) anticipate staying there over the next five years, with genuinely affordable housing being their biggest concern (72%);
  • Social housing waiting lists continue to grow – as separate analysis shows the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:00 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Cpre, young, youth

Democratic Repair: What Britons want from their democracy

More in Common, an international initiative set up in 2017 to build societies and communities that are stronger, more united, and more resilient, have published a research report, Democratic Repair: What Britons want from their democracy. Their conclusions are interesting and relevant to our sector and NALC's campaign to get more people involved to make a change and include:

Posted: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:57 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Communities

Too busy to attend LRALC training or take advice...........?

Too busy to attend LRALC training or take advice...........?

Just a reminder that we are here to make life easier for all our member councils, finding the time to attend training or take advice from us will pay benefits in the long term in terms of both time and resources.

Posted: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 11:08 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Training, advice

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