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
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
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
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
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
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
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has piloted its first-ever Peer Review at Chippenham Town Council in Wiltshire recently.
This exciting joint initiative between NALC and the Local Government Association (LGA), part of their joint work on sector-led improvement, helps to showcase the strong ambition within the sector to rise to the challenge of devolution and to raise the standard within... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 21:35 by Jake Atkinson
As always at this time of year we are publishing information to assist our member councils in ensuring that they are compliant and are fulfilling legal requirments placed upon them with regards to the annual audit process for all councils.
Councils which were eligible to certify as exempt from external audit (ie below £25k turnover), and did so, will receive nothing further from their external... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:01 by Jake Atkinson
Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils
Deputy Chief Executive (Training & Advice)
£30,000+ (pro-rata) depending upon experience. 30 hrs per week (potential to become full-time) & attractive pension
Leicestershire and Rutland CALC provides member services to parish and town councils across the two counties. As part of the Association's commitment to improving the first... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 02:24 by Jake Atkinson
At it's Board Meeting on 10th September 2019 the LRALC Board of Directors elected Cllr John Springthorpe as Chairman and Cllr Tony Hirons as Vice-Chairman for 2019-20. Both have served on the Board and previously the Executive for some time now, John as Vice-Chairman.
This means we have had to say goodbye to Cllr Guy Jackson as Chairman, though he will remain as a Board Member. Guy has acted as Chairman... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:20 by Jake Atkinson