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
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