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Coronavirus - LRALC's Emergency Preparedness

While we expect we will be able to continue to work as normal, it is worth preparing for all eventualities, especially as it is likely that any closure, etc, would be imposed on us rather than being something we had control over.

Having considered our different communications channels, if there is a significant reduction in LRALC's ability to function then at a minimum we will keep the LRALC website... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 18:24 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus

Coronavirus and Local Councils - NALC Advice and Spring Conference Cancellation

Following the information in today's round robin for member councils please see an additional update from NALC below.

Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus situation develops, we all should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly. The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a very useful list of different government advice sources including for employers.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Mar 2020 18:37 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus

External Audit Webinar - Coming Soon!

PKF Littlejohn have informed us that their webinar (designed to assist councils complete the audit process smoothly) will be available on line shortly (March 11th). We will make the link available via this webpage, round robin, and other channels as soon as it is available.

Posted: Wed, 04 Mar 2020 17:33 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Audit

Common External Audit Errors - New SAAA Guidance

The Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments (SAAA) has distributed common errors with the public rights period and completion of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return form (AGAR) compiled by PKF Littlejohn, our External Auditor for Leicestershire and Rutland. This will assist councils in ensuring their documentation is correctly completed and submitted.

Please download the documents highlighting... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 19:58 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Audit

VE Day 75 Information from veday75.org

VE Day 75 Information from veday75.org

VE DAY 75 – 8TH MAY 2020:

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PAY TRIBUTE

TO THE HUGE CONTRIBUTION OF WOMEN DURING THE DARK DAYS OF WWII

VE Day 75 provides an exceptional opportunity to pay tribute to the millions of women who contributed so much to the war effort during 1939-45. They played a vital role during the years of conflict, most of them not knowing if their husbands, sons, daughters and sweethearts... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:10 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC

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

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