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Climate Emergency Resources

Following NALC's prioritisation of the climate emergency and steps to tackle it, the LRALC Board has decided to make information and resources available to those member councils who wish to take practical steps.

Following the publication on our website of the Friends of the Earth Parish Councils guidance last year, we are now circulating a very useful toolkit developed for local councils in Somerset.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:16 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Guidance, Nalc, climate

LRALC Christmas Shut Down

The LRALC office will be closed from midday on Tuesday 24th December until 8am Thursday 2nd January.

Please continue to place queries with us using the ticket system during this period so that we can provide you with a response as quickly as possible in the new year.

Merry Christmas!

Posted: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:41 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, christmas, xmas

Have your say on voluntary sector infrastructure support and social prescribing development and support

Please see the information below on a consultation on voluntary sector infrastructure support and/or social prescribing development and support that is currently being undertaken.

Please take part and or circulate to your networks as appropriate.

Information on each element of the survey is below and you can access the survey at : https://surveys.leics.gov.uk/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=157296809817

The survey... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:12 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LCC, consultation

NALC Funding and grants bulletin - August 2019

Please click below for NALC's latest funding and grants bulletin.

Posted: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:49 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Funding, Nalc, grants

A short guide to publicity during the pre-election period

This LGA produced guide provides advice and guidance on the publicity restrictions that should be observed by local authorities during the pre-election period.

What is purdah?

The term 'purdah' has come into popular use across central and local government to describe the period of time immediately before elections or referendums when specific restrictions on communications activity are in place. The... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:55 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Guidance, elections, lga, purdah

Friends of the Earth Climate Emergency Briefing for Local Councils

Friends of the Earth Climate Emergency Briefing for Local Councils

Friends of the Earth have produced a guide for local parish and town councils who are interested in how they can practically "do their bit" in addressing environmental and climate issues.

Click the link below to access the guidance.

Posted: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 09:51 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Guidance, climate emergency, environment

New website accessibility resources

Last year the government introduced regulations for public sector bodies' websites, which are applicable to local councils.

For websites published before 23 September 2018, they will need to be compliant by 23 September 2020. The Government Digital Service recently published guidance for smaller organisations doing a basic accessibility check, NALC have also created a PowerPoint presentation which provides... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:40 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Guidance, Nalc, website accessibility

Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network Event 19th November

Tuesday 19th November 2019 - County Hall, Glenfield

The Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network provides an opportunity for Neighbourhood Planning groups within Leicestershire to come together and share their experiences, knowledge and skills. The Agenda for the meeting will be available shortly. If you have items that you would like to include please get in touch. If we are not able to accommodate... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:28 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LCC, Localism, neighbourhood plan, planning, training

#OurDay 2019 - Wednesday 20th November

This year's #OurDay will take place on 19 November. Now a regular campaign fixture in the annual calendar, #OurDay is the Local Government Association's annual 24-hour social media marathon for local government, so gives local (parish and town) councils, councillors, and clerks a great opportunity to share their stories of how they improve the quality of life of residents. We would really like local... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:07 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Localism, Nalc

NALC Annual Conference 2019 commences in Milton Keynes

NALC Annual Conference 2019 commences in Milton Keynes

The largest national gathering in the sector's annual calendar kicked off this morning with the NALC AGM followed by an thought provoking plenary by the NALC Chief Executive on the state of the sector and exciting initiatives being led by local councils across the country.

The agenda for the event can be found here.

LRALC will feedback on key discussions and outcomes from the conference via the usual... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 15:59 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, conference, councillor

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