This morning Jake Atkinson (Chief Executive of LRALC) and Justin Griggs (Head of Policy for NALC) gave evidence at the Leicestershire County Council (LCC) scrutiny panel which was convened to discuss the current LCC unitary council proposal.
LRALC and NALC attended to ensure that the voice of the local council sector was represented. Voluntary Action Leicestershire and Citizen's Advice Bureau also gave... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:58 by Jake Atkinson
Cllr Melissa Boyden of Asfordby Parish Council was the deserved winner of the NALC Young Councillor of the Year Award at the NALC Conference this week.
This continues a strong record of the Leicestershire and Rutland area being represented in shortlisted and winning submissions at the NALC Awards. Last year LRALC was short-listed for the CALC Project of the Year, and long-listed the year before that.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:01 by Jake Atkinson
The leaders of Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, and Oadby and Wigston councils issued a joint statement on 29th October 2018.
It said: "We would like to thank the Leicestershire MPs for their joint letter to all district and county council leaders following their meeting with the Secretary of State to discuss our proposed review of the current model... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:32 by Jake Atkinson
NALC Legal has produced a briefing on the Ledbury judgment (https://www.nalc.gov.uk/library/members-library/briefings/legal-proceedings-1/2708-l08-18-judicial-review-claim-brought-against-ledbury-town-council-june-2018/file
NALC are in discussion with the SLCC on a joint initiative to promote good governance and NALC have a working draft which will be discussed with SLCC this week.
Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:56 by Jake Atkinson
This course is designed for parish and town councillors and clerks from councils that are interested in maximising the opportunities presented by the 3 year moratorium on "capping".
Many councils are not considering the opportunity for medium term planning provided by the government's announcement that it does not intend to apply the referendum principles (known colloquially as "capping") to parish... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:37 by Jake Atkinson
The world of parish and town councils is ever changing, with councillors and clerks regularly being faced with new challenges and opportunities both at a national and local level. GDPR and the recent changes to the external audit process are but two recent examples.
At LRALC one of our key roles is to help your councils keep up-to-date with these changes and make the most of the opportunities that come... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:37 by Jake Atkinson
The latest NALC funding and grants bulletin for member councils can be found below.
Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 20:46 by Jake Atkinson
Arnold-Baker on Local Council Administration (now edited by Paul Claydon) is a complete statement of the law relating to parish and community councils, in the form of an extensive though succinct narrative accompanied by comprehensive statutory materials.
'The yellow book' remains the key text for parish councils and its eleventh edition will be available from the publishers soon.
Details on how to order... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:02 by Jake Atkinson