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