For the first time, you can find out at the click of button exactly how the land is used in your local authority area.
Every council area in the UK has been analysed and individual maps produced showing how much of the area falls into four land categories:
- Built on
- Green urban
Member councils may find this tool useful when considering such matters. Click here to access it.
The data has been... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:47 by Jake Atkinson
Please see below two important briefings that LRALC have commissioned for our members.
The first one (LAIS 1403) relates to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). LRALC have spent much of the last few months highlighting this matter with member councils through parish liaison meetings, training, and other communications on the changes. As such most of you should already know that we are... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:53 by Jake Atkinson
Unfortunately, due to illness, the Councillor training planned for today (17th October 2017) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Posted: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:19 by admin
Unfortunately, due to illness, the Clerks 3 training planned for today (11th October 2017) is cancelled. The LRALC office has contacted booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Posted: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:33 by admin
Click below to access the presentations from the recent Big Discussion event at Broughton Astley.
Posted: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:01 by Jake Atkinson
Local councils will be aware that under the Localism Act 2011, Government has powers to make an annual decision on whether to introduce automatic precept referendums where they deem increases in local council precepts to be 'excessive'. The decision includes what threshold would apply for triggering referendums and to which councils this trigger would be applied. Although these referendums have been... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:43 by Jake Atkinson
ALL parish and town councils fall within the scope of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ALL councils will need to take steps prior to the introduction of the new requirements in May 2018. See the link below for a handy "12 Steps To Take Now" briefing from the Information Commissioner's Office.
LRALC will be issuing further sector specific guidance shortly (a NALC briefing has already... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 19:24 by Jake Atkinson
The agenda for the forthcoming Big Discussion events can be found below.
Please ensure you refer to the correct one for the event you are attending.
Posted: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:41 by Jake Atkinson
LRALC has appointed Frances Webster as its Training and Advice Manager. Frances is CiLCA qualified and has a Law degree. She has been Clerk to Kibworth Harcourt Parish Council since early 2013 (and more recently to Smeeton Westerby Parish Council as well) and before that had a career in law and advice work. Frances has a wealth of skills that she is bringing to LRALC and we believe she will be a real... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:28 by Jake Atkinson
No libraries or streetlights left in Britain by 2020 if austerity doesn't stop, warns Tory local government chief
"We won't be cleaning the streets we won't be cutting the grass, we won't be putting street lights on at all, your libraries will go, your pot holes won't get filled up"
The stark warning was given by Lord Porter, Conservative Chairman of the Local Government Association in a recent interview as reported by the Independent newspaper (see here).
In support, Paul Carter, Tory leader of Kent County Council,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:16 by Jake Atkinson