Leicestershire & Rutland
Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

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Chief Executive: Jake Atkinson
Jubilee Hall, Stadon Road
Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AY

Tel: 0116 235 3800

Author: Jake Atkinson

LGRC/NALC LOCAL COUNCIL EXPO - Droitwich 21st June 2019

LGRC/NALC LOCAL COUNCIL EXPO - Droitwich 21st June 2019

The Local Government Resource Center has agreed a partnership with NALC to stage the Local Council EXPO again this year, what they hope will be the largest single gathering for our sector.

Normally national sector events attract between 150 to 300 participants. LGRC and NALC hope to attract at least 500 and up to 1000. Building on the 2016 event they hope to develop this into an annual festival for... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:23 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, training, expo, conference

NALC Response to 2019-20 Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation

NALC's response to the 2019-20 Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation can be seen below. This covers the ongoing moratorium on "capping" for local councils, and reform of localisation of business rates to provide a share for local councils.

Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:23 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Financial, consultation, Funding, Precept

Publication of councillors’ and candidates’ home addresses

LRALC wish to draw your attention to a letter from Rishi Sunak to local authorities regarding publication of councillors' and candidates' home addresses.

In the letter he confirms that he is taking forward a recommendation from the Committee on Standards in Public Life Review of Intimidation in Public Life that the Government should bring forward legislation to remove the requirement for candidates... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:45 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Guidance, Elections

"Local Council Review" Magazine

"Local Council Review" Magazine

LCR is a high-quality, glossy quarterly magazine published by NALC with in-depth articles and features offering you advice and good practice, along with regular spotlights on parish and town councils and top tips information to help assist you with the real issues affecting local councils and communities.

Find out more about LCR

View sample copy of LCR

Local councils subscription form

Posted: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 15:39 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Newsletter

Mountsorrel PC - General Manager Mountsorrel Memorial Centre

Mountsorrel PC - General Manager Mountsorrel Memorial Centre

Full Time & Permanent. £24,000 (Depending on Experience) + Attractive Pension and Annual Leave Package

Mountsorrel Memorial Centre (MMC) is a vital, local arts, events and community space: a new and unique space for original and popular arts and live artists from across the UK, and a flagship venue for Mountsorrel. Housed in a brand new purpose built building, Mountsorrel Parish Council has... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 12:46 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Job, Employment

How Safe Are Your Trees - Parish Council To Pay £500k Damages Bill

This case from 2018 flags up the importance of local councils having in place a proper regime of inspections and upkeep of trees that the council may be responsible for.

LRALC is looking to provide a level 1 tree inspection training courses for council staff, tree wardens, etc., later this year. Look out for details on this via the usual routes (website, round robin, etc).

Posted: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:21 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, training, trees, risk

Market Bosworth nominated for a Royal Town Planning Institute Award

Market Bosworth nominated for a Royal Town Planning Institute Award

Member councils undertaking similar work may be interested and inspired to see that Market Bosworth has produced a document which has been nominated for a Royal Town Planning Institute Award and is a finalist at the upcoming awards ceremony.

This is very exciting for them, especially as the work has been done entirely by volunteers. They have been nominated against some "big guns"!

It's a huge achievement... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:39 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Localism, neighbourhood plan

Purdah FAQs and Guidance

The Local Government Association have previously published a very useful set of FAQs on "purdah", the pre-election preriod, click here to access the FAQs.

The full range of LGA purdah advice can be accessed here.

This confirms, amongst other things that:

1. All sitting councillors, whether seeking re-election or not, should have regard for the Publicity Code and the restrictions during the purdah period.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 21:34 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LGA, elections, purdah

Elections Course running today

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

Tags: LRALC

LRALC Development and Member Support Questionnaire 2018

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

Tags: LRALC, consultation