LRALC have arranged to offer a new series of training courses in an area of increasing demand, namely Community Engagement, Consultation, and Involvement.
As parish and town councils increase their sphere of influence, control, and service delivery (not to mention financial resources funded by council tax), the need for councils to have a clear understanding of the need for and the benefits of community... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 09 May 2022 12:17 by Jake Atkinson
NALC has published its response to the current planning system policy consultation. Please click the link below to access it.
Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 10:18 by Jake Atkinson
Have your say on voluntary sector infrastructure support and social prescribing development and support
Please see the information below on a consultation on voluntary sector infrastructure support and/or social prescribing development and support that is currently being undertaken.
Please take part and or circulate to your networks as appropriate.
Information on each element of the survey is below and you can access the survey at : https://surveys.leics.gov.uk/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=157296809817
The survey... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:12 by Jake Atkinson
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
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
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
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
Please see below for important information from NALC on a current consultation:
As you may know, the Government have recently issued a consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised developments and encampments. The consultation document can be found here.
NALC will be responding to the consultation on behalf of the local councils that we represent. To help us we would like your... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:34 by Jake Atkinson
Local councils will be aware that under the Localism Act 2011, Government has powers to make an annual decision on whether to introduce automatic precept referendums where they deem increases in local council precepts to be 'excessive'. The decision includes what threshold would apply for triggering referendums and to which councils this trigger would be applied. Although these referendums have been... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:43 by Jake Atkinson