Points of Light is a collection of case studies highlighting the work that local (parish and town) councils are undertaking to support their communities. Well done to Anstey, Syston, and Uppingham councils for their excellent work being highlighted in the publication.
Posted: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:33 by Jake Atkinson
The Plunkett Foundation and NALC delivered a webinar on the theme of rural community business and how local councils in the East Midlands can support and promote rural community businesses moving forward.
We are sure that this will be of interest to a number of our member councils and their communities.
The presentation is copied below.
Posted: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:29 by admin
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
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
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
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
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