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LRALC and NALC give scrutiny evidence on the County Council's unitary proposals

LRALC and NALC give scrutiny evidence on the County Council's unitary proposals

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

Tags: LRALC, Localism, Nalc, devolution, unitary

Ledbury and improving behaviours in the sector

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

Tags: Nalc, Staff, employment

LSE Parish Councils Article

The LSE have published a very interesting op ed piece about parish councils, democracy, and engagement. It makes very interesting reading in the lead up to local elections next May.

The article can be found here.

Posted: Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:53 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Elections, Newsletter

NEW COURSE - Local Council Planning for the Medium Term

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

Tags: Finance & Audit, Financial, Funding, LRALC

Build a better budget: the importance of ensuring adequate training provision

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

Tags: Financial, LRALC, training

NALC funding and grants bulletin

The latest NALC funding and grants bulletin for member councils can be found below.

Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 20:46 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Funding, Nalc, grants

NALC is calling for local councils to nominate community business champions

NALC is calling for local councils to nominate community business champions

With the Plunkett Foundation opening their Rural Community Ownership Awards, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is encouraging local (town and parish) councils to put forward rural community businesses who have had a positive impact in their local community.

The awards are an annual celebration of the achievements of rural community businesses in tackling rural issues across the UK and... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:43 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Localism, Nalc

LCC – Annual Parishes Conference – Post event letter to parishes

Following this year's annual Parishes Liaison event, LCC has asked us to distribute a letter from Cllr Ould and Cllr Richardson. Please see below for the letter.

Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:03 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LCC, LRALC, Newsletter, consultation

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