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

External Audit: The Exercise of Public Rights

A reminder to all our member councils that the period of 30 working days granted for the exercise of public rights must include the first 10 working days of July. To meet statutory requirements all local councils must:

1. Fully and accurately complete the notice of public rights pro forma (see below for further details).

2. Publish (including on the council's website) the following documents, the day... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:08 by Frances Webster

Tags: Finance & Audit

External Audit submission deadline - 1st July 2019

A reminder that the submission deadline of 1st July is approaching. By this date councils should have submitted to PKF Littlejohn either:

  1. A completed & approved AGAR and all applicable supporting documents; or
  2. An Exemption Certificate .

Wherever possible, all documents should be submitted by email to sba@pkf-littlejohn.com. Hard copies should be sent by post to: SBA Team PKF Littlejohn LLP 1 Westferry... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:01 by Frances Webster

Tags: Audit

LRALC AGM 2019 - agenda now available

Our 2019 Agenda is fast approaching and we are looking forward to welcoming you all at County Hall on 15th June ready for a 10.30am start.

There will be a range of stalls from national and local specialist companies who provide services and equipment to parish and town councils and key speakers include:

  • Charlotte Eisenhart, Head of Member Services at the National Association of Local Councils (NALC)... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 11:56 by Frances Webster

Tags: LRALC

Accessibility Statement now available

NALC has now updated legal briefing L09-18 on the Public Sector Bodies (Websites And Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. This briefing now links to the government's model accessibility statement which can be found here.

Legal briefing L09-18 is attached for councils wishing to read more...

Posted: Wed, 29 May 2019 13:21 by Frances Webster

Tags: Nalc

Star Council Awards

NALC is delighted to invite entries to the Star Council Awards, which they are running for the fifth successive year in 2019.

"The awards are a fantastic opportunity for local (parish and town) councils, councillors, clerks and county associations to showcase how they have made a positive difference locally. They are the only awards in England to recognise the contribution local councils make to their... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2019 13:39 by Frances Webster

Tags: Nalc

NALC call for nominations for the People's Award

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is calling on local (parish and town) councils to submit their nominations for the People's Award to mark today's official launch of Transport Planning Day 2019.

The Transport Planning Society (TPS) People's Award looks for the UK's best community-focused transport initiatives that have made a real difference to people's access to services, quality of... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2019 13:34 by Frances Webster

Tags: Nalc

LRALC AGM - book your place now

Time is running out to book your place at our first AGM on Saturday 15th June 2019 at the Leicestershire County Council offices. Registration is from 10am for a 10.30am start, and key features of the event include:

  • Charlotte Eisenhart, Head of member Services at the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) attending as a guest speaker to talk about the national picture.
  • A range of stalls from national... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 May 2019 09:04 by Frances Webster

Tags: LRALC

Election Myths Part 1

For some reason there is a common belief that exists among some parish councils that if all the councillors resign en masse or there are insufficient councillors to make a quorum folowing an election that somehow the council ceases to exist.

This is simply not the case, a council with no councillors is still a council as a local authority is a corporate body and accordingly has the appropriate legal... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:17 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Guidance, elections

The Pub is the Hub - New Rural Funding

The Government has announced a new funding stream to support the diversity of and therefore retention of rural pubs. Rural pubs across England could be expanded to include Post Office facilities, grocery shops and libraries thanks to £188,000 of government funding. The Pub is the hub will be administering the funding scheme with grants of up to £3000 being available.

For further information... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 08:52 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Localism, Funding, Grants

Update from NALC on pre-election purdah guidance

In advance of the forthcoming local elections, NALC has updated and republished Legal Topic Note L01-19 on the code of recommended practice on local authority publicity which provides guidance on the pre-election (purdah) period. You can find this in the member's area of the website here (login required)

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:23 by Frances Webster

Tags: Nalc, Elections

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