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Local Council Key Dates

As an aid to help new Clerks and Councillors LRALC has produced the attached schedule of key dates for the Parish/ Town Council diary.

Posted: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:11 by admin

Tags: LRALC, Guidance

No "capping" (referendum principles) for Parishes for three years

The Local Government finance settlement was presented to the House of Commons yesterday.

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has announced "that the government intends to defer the setting of referendum principles for town and parish councils for 3 three years".

For further information, please click here

Posted: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:57 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Guidance, Financial, Precept

Get ready for Winter: a checklist for parish and town councils

The MyCommunity website, which is managed by Locality for the Government, has produced a blog to help councils check if they are aware of the emergency risks in their area, as well as a handy checklist covering everything needed to get winter ready.

You can also link your parish or town council/community web pages to the Get ready for winter website.

For more information, please click here

Posted: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:10 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Guidance

New Member Only Briefings - Data Protection and Councillor Disqualifications Consultation

Please see below two important briefings that LRALC have commissioned for our members.

The first one (LAIS 1403) relates to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). LRALC have spent much of the last few months highlighting this matter with member councils through parish liaison meetings, training, and other communications on the changes. As such most of you should already know that we are... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:53 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Guidance, GDPR, Data Protection

URGENT - 2018-19 Precept Consultation

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

Tags: LRALC, Guidance, Financial, consultation, precept

NALC Publications - Download your own copies

A reminder that a wide range of free (to member councils) publications are available on the NALC website. Although we list new NALC publications on our news page as and when they are published, this page lists them individually. Development tools can be found here.

As member councils will be aware, this year alone there have been a number of new/revised publications published by NALC and these are a... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:02 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Guidance, Localism, website, Book

New guide to elector's rights to challenge parish council accounts at audit time

As a local resident people have legal rights to inspect, ask questions about and challenge items in your council's accounts.

The National Audit Office has recently published this new guide on these rights, which are enshrined in law.

Click here for the guide.

Posted: Tue, 09 May 2017 14:06 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Guidance, Finance & Audit

Top tip – Election of Chairman and Annual Parish Council Meetings

By the end of this month every Parish Council should have held their Annual Parish Council Meeting, and the Chairman of the Parish Council should have called the Annual Parish Meeting (which must be held by 1st June each year).

LRALC is aware from some of the notices, minutes and agendas that we have seen that there is still confusion in some quarters about the requirements in relation to these meetings.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 08 May 2017 16:05 by admin

Tags: LRALC, Guidance, chairman, annual meeting