The government have published the following update which is relevant to parish and town councils:
Guidance for owners and operators of playgrounds and outdoor gyms to enable their use while minimising the transmission risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Added link to Department for Culture, Media and Sport guidance for the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:07 by Jake Atkinson
1 The New Kickstart Scheme
- The government will fund six-month job placements with a minimum of 25 hours per week, through Universal Credit, for 350,000 young people aged 18 to 24 who are at risk of long-term unemployment.
- Under the scheme, which will open for applications in August, the government will cover the cost of 25 hours' work per week at the national minimum wage (NMW). Employers will be free... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 08:57 by Jake Atkinson
A number of national bodies with interests in play NALC (National Association of Local Councils), SLCC (the Society of Local Council Clerks), The Play Safety Forum (PSF), Association of Play Industries (API) & The Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) met with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) last week to discuss the current government guidance. All involved... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 06:20 by Jake Atkinson
Government continue to recommend that where meetings can take place digitally without the need for face-to-face contact, they should continue to do so. Where community facilities need to be used for physical meetings, these meetings should be managed within the social distancing guidance and principles set out in the guidance.
See here for the guidance (paragraph 3d specifically).
Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 20:29 by Jake Atkinson
The government produced guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities and guidance for the safe use of council buildings which include what activities can take place from 4 July and what practical steps can be taken to manage risks.
Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:24 by Jake Atkinson
It has just been announced that Leicester is to enter an extended period of lockdown, with extra funding going to all principle authorities in Leicestershire to help support businesses and those forced to self-isolate.
Schools will close and non-essential shops will also shut down from tomorrow, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the House of Commons this evening.
As such all Leicestershire parish and... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 21:21 by Jake Atkinson
Government yesterday (13th May 2020) issued guidance regarding the reopening of open spaces.
The guidance can be found here
However, the guidance says that playgrounds and outdoor gyms must remain closed, as well as raising other issues for maintaining social distancing around parks and green spaces, which may include:
• High levels of footfall particularly in warmer weather, during the day and in... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 14 May 2020 15:41 by Jake Atkinson
As previously informed, all LRALC training courses are currently suspended. However, we are currently making plans to commence delivering training and briefings online. We are looking at online platforms and will inform members as soon as we are in a position to publicise sessions.
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 22:09 by Jake Atkinson
If you are visiting this site as a councillor from a member council and are looking for information and support for your council during the current crisis you can find this on a special non-public page on our website, the link for which has been sent to all member councils via the clerk. Please contact us if you need the link sending.
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 22:00 by Jake Atkinson
Following NALC's prioritisation of the climate emergency and steps to tackle it, the LRALC Board has decided to make information and resources available to those member councils who wish to take practical steps.
Following the publication on our website of the Friends of the Earth Parish Councils guidance last year, we are now circulating a very useful toolkit developed for local councils in Somerset.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:16 by Jake Atkinson