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

Grant Thornton Annual Return and External Audit 2016-17 Briefing

Last week at the LRALC External Audit briefing Grant Thornton announced that the Annual Return and associated information will be sent out later than usual this year (end of March/early April) due to responsibility for issuing the Annual Return nationally shifting to SAAA (Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Limited).

Please see the slides below for the full session content.

UPDATE FROM GRANT THORNTON... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:04 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Finance & Audit, Transparency, audit, Financial

LRALC Strategic Plan 2017-2020 Now Published

At the Monday 6th LRALC Executive Committee meeting the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan was adopted following a period of consultation with member councils and other stakeholders.

The plan can be found below.

Posted: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:46 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, strategy, strategic plan

Book Now For NALC Good Councillors Spring Conference

The Good Councillors Spring Conference is a great one-day event for local (parish and town) councillors and councils from across the country to discuss policy ideas, network and get motivated for your day-to-day work in communities.

The day will comprise of a number of key themes that matters to your communities and help you be better leaders and representatives on these matters in your local areas.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:45 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, conference, training

Leicestershire County Council Current Consultations

A reminder to our member councils that current LCC consultations can be accessed on this dedicated webpage. This includes the current opportunity to have your say on proposed highways maintenance changes.

Posted: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:59 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LCC, consultation

LRALC 2017 Newletter No. 1 available now!

The latest LRALC newsletter is available to download. Contents include:

Top Tip – PAYE.

CiLCA Training – Advice for New Clerks.

Future Specialist Training Course Details.

Study of future growth in Leicester and Leicestershire.

East Midlands Funding Forum (EMFF) – e-bulletin January 2017 (previously highlighted in round robin 03.02.17)

Personnel Advice & Solutions Ltd – Council... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:52 by admin

Tags: LRALC, Newsletter

A Councillor's Workbook on Neighbourhood and Community Engagement

Neighbourhood and community engagement has a rightful place as one of the key processes involved in planning and decision making. As such, it should not be viewed as an additional task, but as a core part of the business of local councils.

This workbook has been designed as a learning aid for elected members. It makes no judgement about whether you have been a member for some time, or whether you have... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:29 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Guidance, councillor, lga

Keep it Local for Better Services - Devolved Services Guide for Councillors

Faced with limited choices when it comes to providing quality, cost-effective public services, commissioners are being pushed into inefficient, centralised services and mega contracts in a bid to answer austerity's challenges.

But there is a better way: Locality's Keep it Local campaign calls for locally-commissioned and delivered public services which provide substantially better outcomes and value... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:59 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: locality, Guidance, Localism, devolution

How safe are your council's computer files?

A valuable lesson can be learnt from the unfortunate and costly experience of Tiverton Town Council who lost 2 years worth of computer files just by opening one email. The email contained ransomware and anti-virus software was powerless to stop it.

Not only does this story emphasise the importance of backing up files daily, it also shows how costly data loss can be.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-38857488... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 04 Feb 2017 20:25 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Data, IT

LRALC Strategic Plan 2017/2020 - Full consultation now open

The second LRALC Strategic Plan was approved for consultation with the membership by the January 2017 Executive Committee.

The consultation on the full document (including action plan) will last until Friday 3rd March 2017. Responses from member councils should be sent to admin@leicestershireandrutlandalc.gov.uk and marked "strategic plan consultation" in the subject header. Responses of council are... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:49 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, consultation, strategic plan

Clerks - watch the new CiLCA video to find out how CiLCA can give you the tools to make confident, informed decisions for your council and your community.

Would you like to build your confidence in your role within local council?

The CiLCA qualification provides you with a broad knowledge of all the aspects of a clerk's work - roles and responsibilities, the law, procedures, finance planning and community involvement. It is a level 3, foundation qualification for local council officers and others working with local councils.

Study CiLCA and learn the tools... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:05 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, training, CiLCA

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