The National Training Strategy has published an essential guidance for local councillors. The guide is a resource primarily aimed at new councillors but also can be for those thinking about becoming a local councillor. Indeed this is a guide useful for long-established councillor. This is no time to sit on the fence or offer views from the sidelines. Local councils need active, interested and committed... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 13:22 by Jake Atkinson
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has worked with the Local Government Association (LGA) to launch a new guide setting out how principal and local councils can work more effectively in partnership.
This guide sets out a series of core principles to working effectively in partnership. It features twelve innovative case studies exemplifying the added value greater partnership between the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 13:18 by Jake Atkinson
This top tip is in the form of bulleted points relating to minutes, and summarises the most common queries and issues we come across when working with member councils.
- All councils with a turnover of less than £25,000 MUST by law publish on a website draft minutes of all council meetings (including committees) within a month of the meeting taking place, even if still draft.
- Minutes of the Annual... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 11:25 by Jake Atkinson
Since our round robin on Friday 11th May 2018 we have had further correspondence from PFK Littlejohn on the issue of the redaction of signatures on published AGAR forms. The issue is due to be discussed further by PFK Littlejohn in the light of GDPR implementation.
See below for a copy of the correspondence.
Thank you for your email. Our expectation is that signatures are not redacted. This was raised... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 14 May 2018 20:08 by Jake Atkinson
LRALC Ltd's Articles of Incorporation can be viewed below. These replace the previous constitution for LRALC.
Posted: Fri, 11 May 2018 13:25 by Jake Atkinson
Following requests from several member councils we have now scheduled a one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course. The course is relevant to all Parish and Town councils who have determined, as part of their Risk Assessment, that first aid training covering emergency protocols is sufficient. The course involves a written assessment and continuous observation by the course training with successful... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 11 May 2018 10:53 by admin
NALC have this evening published the following statement:
Further update on GDPR and Data Protection Bill
- Yesterday during the Report and remaining stages of the Data Protection Bill, MPs accepted the Government amendment to exempt all parish and town councils and parish meetings in England and community and town councils in Wales from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018 18:58 by Jake Atkinson
LocalGov have published an article on NALC's forthcoming "stocktake" exercise on the role of local councils in the context of "Brexit, devolution, and the Government's austerity agenda".
See here for the full article.
Posted: Tue, 01 May 2018 12:18 by Jake Atkinson
As of Monday 23rd April we have become "LRALC Ltd", with registered company number 11323405. See here for full details.
This marks the completion of a 18 month project to become a limited company, though there are still a small number of administrative tasks to complete before the old unincorporated association ceases to exist.
Member councils will not notice any immediate change in how we operate, but... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:26 by Jake Atkinson
NALC is currently undertaking a councillor census survey for parish and town councillors as part of wider work it is undertaking around broadening the demographic of those holding elected office. It is doing this through a specially created Commission.
Part of the Commission's aim is to undertake an assessment of the diversity of local councils. With this in mind, NALC have formed a Census Survey for... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:03 by Jake Atkinson