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#OurDay 2019 - Wednesday 20th November

This year's #OurDay will take place on 19 November. Now a regular campaign fixture in the annual calendar, #OurDay is the Local Government Association's annual 24-hour social media marathon for local government, so gives local (parish and town) councils, councillors, and clerks a great opportunity to share their stories of how they improve the quality of life of residents. We would really like local... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:07 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, LRALC, Localism

NALC pilots first Peer Review in Chippenham, LRALC pilots Governance Review in Quorn

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has piloted its first-ever Peer Review at Chippenham Town Council in Wiltshire recently.

This exciting joint initiative between NALC and the Local Government Association (LGA), part of their joint work on sector-led improvement, helps to showcase the strong ambition within the sector to rise to the challenge of devolution and to raise the standard within... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 21:35 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Nalc, review, Guidance

Close of Audit 2018-19

As always at this time of year we are publishing information to assist our member councils in ensuring that they are compliant and are fulfilling legal requirments placed upon them with regards to the annual audit process for all councils.

Councils which were eligible to certify as exempt from external audit (ie below £25k turnover), and did so, will receive nothing further from their external... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:01 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Financial, audit, Finance & Audit

Could you be our new Deputy Chief Executive?

Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils

Deputy Chief Executive (Training & Advice)

£30,000+ (pro-rata) depending upon experience. 30 hrs per week (potential to become full-time) & attractive pension

Leicestershire and Rutland CALC provides member services to parish and town councils across the two counties. As part of the Association's commitment to improving the first... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 02:24 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Jobs

LRALC Elect New Chairman and Vice-Chairman

LRALC Elect New Chairman and Vice-Chairman

At it's Board Meeting on 10th September 2019 the LRALC Board of Directors elected Cllr John Springthorpe as Chairman and Cllr Tony Hirons as Vice-Chairman for 2019-20. Both have served on the Board and previously the Executive for some time now, John as Vice-Chairman.

This means we have had to say goodbye to Cllr Guy Jackson as Chairman, though he will remain as a Board Member. Guy has acted as Chairman... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:20 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC

Cancellation of Clerks 1 training 2nd September 2019

Unfortunately, due to staff illness, the Clerks 1 training planned for today (2nd September 2019) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:38 by admin

Tags: LRALC

LRALC AGM 2019 - agenda now available

Our 2019 Agenda is fast approaching and we are looking forward to welcoming you all at County Hall on 15th June ready for a 10.30am start.

There will be a range of stalls from national and local specialist companies who provide services and equipment to parish and town councils and key speakers include:

  • Charlotte Eisenhart, Head of Member Services at the National Association of Local Councils (NALC)... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 11:56 by Frances Webster

Tags: LRALC

LRALC AGM - book your place now

Time is running out to book your place at our first AGM on Saturday 15th June 2019 at the Leicestershire County Council offices. Registration is from 10am for a 10.30am start, and key features of the event include:

  • Charlotte Eisenhart, Head of member Services at the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) attending as a guest speaker to talk about the national picture.
  • A range of stalls from national... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 May 2019 09:04 by Frances Webster

Tags: LRALC

Election Myths Part 1

For some reason there is a common belief that exists among some parish councils that if all the councillors resign en masse or there are insufficient councillors to make a quorum folowing an election that somehow the council ceases to exist.

This is simply not the case, a council with no councillors is still a council as a local authority is a corporate body and accordingly has the appropriate legal... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:17 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Guidance, elections

Cancellation of Councillor training 20th March 2019

Unfortunately, due to staff illness, the Councillor training planned for today (20th March 2019) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:58 by admin

Tags: LRALC