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LSE Parish Councils Article

The LSE have published a very interesting op ed piece about parish councils, democracy, and engagement. It makes very interesting reading in the lead up to local elections next May.

The article can be found here.

Posted: Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:53 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Elections, Newsletter

NEW COURSE - Local Council Planning for the Medium Term

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

Tags: Finance & Audit, Financial, Funding, LRALC

Build a better budget: the importance of ensuring adequate training provision

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

Tags: Financial, LRALC, training

NALC funding and grants bulletin

The latest NALC funding and grants bulletin for member councils can be found below.

Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 20:46 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Funding, Nalc, grants

NALC is calling for local councils to nominate community business champions

NALC is calling for local councils to nominate community business champions

With the Plunkett Foundation opening their Rural Community Ownership Awards, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is encouraging local (town and parish) councils to put forward rural community businesses who have had a positive impact in their local community.

The awards are an annual celebration of the achievements of rural community businesses in tackling rural issues across the UK and... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:43 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Localism, Nalc

LCC – Annual Parishes Conference – Post event letter to parishes

Following this year's annual Parishes Liaison event, LCC has asked us to distribute a letter from Cllr Ould and Cllr Richardson. Please see below for the letter.

Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:03 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LCC, LRALC, Newsletter, consultation

LRALC achieves 100% membership

Hot on the heels of the final non-member council in Leicestershire rejoining LRALC in April we are pleased to announce that the last non-member in Rutland, Little Casterton Parish Council, resolved to rejoin on Monday 13th August 2018.

This means that LRALC now has 100% membership across the two counties it covers, with all 196 councils in membership. Though a handful of County Associations of Local... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:34 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Nalc

NALC welcomes calls for local government reorganisation in Leicestershire

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) welcomes calls for local government reorganisation from Nicholas Rushton, leader of Leicestershire County Council who declared that the time had come to explore having new councils.

Responding to this announcement, Cllr Sue Baxter, chairman of NALC, said: "England's 10,000 local (parish and town) councils are the first tier of local government. Thousands... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:02 by admin

Tags: LRALC, Nalc

LRALC mourns the passing of Steve Lugg

LRALC mourns the passing of Steve Lugg

LRALC is sad to hear the sad news of the death of Steve Lugg, on Friday 20 July 2018, at the age of 54.

Steve Lugg will be known to many of you as the friendly and knowledgeable Minute Taking and External Funding trainer who was always accompanied by his dog when he delivered training for us in Anstey. Indeed, one of his last work commitments was running those two courses for us just a week before he... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:14 by Jake Atkinson


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