Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Tags: Coronavirus

LRALC secures £50,000+ of funding for Leicestershire local councils

LRALC is proud to have secured a total of over £50,000 (and climbing) of emergency funding for Leicestershire local councils over the last couple of months. The vast majority of this money may not have been available for our member councils without the direct involvement of LRALC (with partnership support from LCC).

The money has been provided to a number of member councils to offset the financial... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 19:06 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Funding, LRALC, Membership

Leicestershire Parish & Town Council Budget and Precept Zoom Briefings 26th & 27th November

Run in partnership with Leicestershire County Council.

Topic: Budget and Precept Briefing 26th November 6pm

Time: Nov 26, 2020 6:00 PM

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Topic: Budget and Precept Briefing 27th November 10am
Time: Nov 27, 2020 10:00 AM London

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Posted: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:48 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

Remembrance Sunday Update for Local Councils

Remembrance Sunday:

The Royal British Legion have updated their website with the following information on Remembrance Sunday activities:

Remembrance ideas for 2020

As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, it may be necessary for individuals and communities to consider new ways of performing Remembrance activities, whether at Remembrancetide or any other time of the year.

To give you a helping hand, we've... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 11:18 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Remembrance Sunday

HMRC Webinar - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

See below for details of a webinar being run by HMRC:

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1‌‌ October mean that employers will need to fund 20% of furloughed employees' usual wages for the hours they do not work and continue to pay their National Insurance and pension contributions.

The scheme closes on 31‌‌ October and you will need to make any final claims on or... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:19 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Furlough, Guidance, HR, LRALC

Government announces new 6 month coronavirus rules - more to follow

The Prime Minister has just announced a new set of rules which he says the nation must follow for at least 6 months. These rules will inevitably affect parish councils directly.

More to follow.

Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:47 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

ACRE Publish Updated COVID-19 Village Hall Information & Resources

ACRE have published their latest guidance on operating community buildings during the current pandemic. They have also provided risk assessment templates for users and managers of such facilities. Click the respective links below.

Posted: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:12 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: ACRE, Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

New Government Guidance - Social Gatherings

LRALC will be providing guidance on specific areas of interest for member councils in Friday's round robin but for now here are the newly re-issued guidance notes from government on the new rules.

Green Spaces here.

Council Buildings here.

Community Facilities here.

Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 18:26 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

Government to Ban Public Gatherings of More Than 6 People

The Government has just this evening announced the introduction of a ban of gatherings above 6 people with some limited exceptions. See the BBC News item on the announcement here.

Although at this stage there is uncertainty about whether this ban will apply to parish and town council meetings, LRALC's advice is that ALL parish and town councils should put any plans to return to physical meetings on... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 22:32 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

NALC update re community facilities

NALC has updated its coronavirus information. This includes an update on community facilities. See the update below:

Community facilities

The government guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities has been updated. These updates reflect changes made to recent the easing of the lockdown restrictions and to provide clarity to advice around social distancing and gathering.

Posted: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 09:31 by admin

Tags: Coronavirus

REMINDER - NALC Coronavirus Support Webpage

A reminder to member councils that our colleagues at NALC have pulled together resources produced by themselves, County Associations, Government, and a range of sector specialists/trade bodies on their Coronavirus Webpage.

It compiles a range of excellent guidance on things like council meetings, play areas, community buildings, etc., and supplements them with useful resources such as template risk... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:42 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Nalc, coronavirus