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Leicestershire County Council Communities Fund

Leicestershire County Council has established a £1m fund to support the local voluntary and community sector, during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises can apply for a minimum of £5,000 and a maximum of £25,000 for support with a range of activities including core organisational running costs, additional... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:44 by admin

Tags: Coronavirus, Funding, LCC

LRALC Office Closed - Service is OPEN

Please note that as of Monday 23rd March the LRALC office is closed in line with government advice. Please note:

  • The answer machine WILL be checked daily, please leave a message and we WILL get back to you (but leave a number!).
  • Use the "ticket" system to place queries and you will usually get a same day response.
  • Emails will be checked daily but response times may be slightly longer for these.
  • Please... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:15 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC

Cancelled Biodiversity training.

Leicester County council has taken the decision to cancel the Biodiversity training for the 19th and 23rd March.

This course will hopefully be reschedule later in the year.

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 09:40 by Ja'Neen Day

Tags: Data, councillor

LRALC Training - Coronavirus Update

LRALC's training courses are continuing as normal at present in line with government advice (as at 12:10 16th March 2020). IF the government advice on social distancing changes in a way that impacts on our training courses we will inform all member councils straight away by a direct communication to all clerks and chairmen (where we have been given chairman details by councils).

Until such a time please... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 12:06 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus

Coronavirus - LRALC's Emergency Preparedness

While we expect we will be able to continue to work as normal, it is worth preparing for all eventualities, especially as it is likely that any closure, etc, would be imposed on us rather than being something we had control over.

Having considered our different communications channels, if there is a significant reduction in LRALC's ability to function then at a minimum we will keep the LRALC website... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 18:24 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus

Coronavirus and Local Councils - NALC Advice and Spring Conference Cancellation

Following the information in today's round robin for member councils please see an additional update from NALC below.

Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus situation develops, we all should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly. The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a very useful list of different government advice sources including for employers.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Mar 2020 18:37 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus

External Audit Webinar - Coming Soon!

PKF Littlejohn have informed us that their webinar (designed to assist councils complete the audit process smoothly) will be available on line shortly (March 11th). We will make the link available via this webpage, round robin, and other channels as soon as it is available.

Posted: Wed, 04 Mar 2020 17:33 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Audit

Common External Audit Errors - New SAAA Guidance

The Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments (SAAA) has distributed common errors with the public rights period and completion of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return form (AGAR) compiled by PKF Littlejohn, our External Auditor for Leicestershire and Rutland. This will assist councils in ensuring their documentation is correctly completed and submitted.

Please download the documents highlighting... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 19:58 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Audit

VE Day 75 Information from veday75.org

VE Day 75 Information from veday75.org

VE DAY 75 – 8TH MAY 2020:

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PAY TRIBUTE

TO THE HUGE CONTRIBUTION OF WOMEN DURING THE DARK DAYS OF WWII

VE Day 75 provides an exceptional opportunity to pay tribute to the millions of women who contributed so much to the war effort during 1939-45. They played a vital role during the years of conflict, most of them not knowing if their husbands, sons, daughters and sweethearts... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:10 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC

Climate Emergency Resources

Following NALC's prioritisation of the climate emergency and steps to tackle it, the LRALC Board has decided to make information and resources available to those member councils who wish to take practical steps.

Following the publication on our website of the Friends of the Earth Parish Councils guidance last year, we are now circulating a very useful toolkit developed for local councils in Somerset.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:16 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Guidance, Nalc, climate

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