There was some concern over snow forecast for today but the forecast is now clear and both AM and PM courses will be running.
Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:39 by Jake Atkinson
Since 2012 Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils have run a biennial Development and Member Support Questionnaire. The survey was last run in 2016. Our Strategic Plan commits us to re-running it every two years.
As a membership association it is essential for us to understand the views of our membership if we are to provide a service appropriate to their needs. Although proud to have... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 14:50 by Jake Atkinson
The Committee on Standards in Public Life report on ethical standards in local government is being published today, and should be available on their website from 10.00.
A number of NALC colleagues will be at the report launch in Parliament. The Committee have also invited some county officers.
Yesterday NALC briefed the Management Board on the report's headlines and agreed a number of key messages which... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:59 by Jake Atkinson
Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils secures £2,900 to design and deliver a series of webinars to Harborough parishes
LRALC is very pleased to be able to announce that our bid for funding from Harborough District Council has been succesful. We can now deliver webased learning materials/webinars on specific topics in manageable bite sized chuncks.
HDC have said "A diverse range of community projects have received a welcome financial boost thanks to the district council.
Harborough District Council agreed, on 22 January... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 03:50 by Jake Atkinson
Points of Light is a collection of case studies highlighting the work that local (parish and town) councils are undertaking to support their communities. Well done to Anstey, Syston, and Uppingham councils for their excellent work being highlighted in the publication.
Posted: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:33 by Jake Atkinson
The Plunkett Foundation and NALC delivered a webinar on the theme of rural community business and how local councils in the East Midlands can support and promote rural community businesses moving forward.
We are sure that this will be of interest to a number of our member councils and their communities.
The presentation is copied below.
Posted: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:29 by admin
The Electoral Commission's guidance for the timetable of key formal dates for the 2nd May 2019 elections can be found by clicking on the link below.
Posted: Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:54 by Jake Atkinson
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
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