Leicestershire & Rutland
Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Jubilee Hall

Chief Executive: Jake Atkinson
Jubilee Hall, Stadon Road
Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AY

Tel: 0116 235 3800

Tags: LRALC

How Safe Are Your Trees - Parish Council To Pay £500k Damages Bill

This case from 2018 flags up the importance of local councils having in place a proper regime of inspections and upkeep of trees that the council may be responsible for.

LRALC is looking to provide a level 1 tree inspection training courses for council staff, tree wardens, etc., later this year. Look out for details on this via the usual routes (website, round robin, etc).

Posted: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:21 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, training, trees, risk

Market Bosworth nominated for a Royal Town Planning Institute Award

Market Bosworth nominated for a Royal Town Planning Institute Award

Member councils undertaking similar work may be interested and inspired to see that Market Bosworth has produced a document which has been nominated for a Royal Town Planning Institute Award and is a finalist at the upcoming awards ceremony.

This is very exciting for them, especially as the work has been done entirely by volunteers. They have been nominated against some "big guns"!

It's a huge achievement... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:39 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Localism, neighbourhood plan

Elections Course running today

There was some concern over snow forecast for today but the forecast is now clear and both AM and PM courses will be running.

Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:39 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC

LRALC Development and Member Support Questionnaire 2018

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

Tags: LRALC, consultation

Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils secures £2,900 to design and deliver a series of webinars to Harborough parishes

LRALC is very pleased to be able to announce that our bid for funding from Harborough District Council has been succesful. We can now deliver webased learning materials/webinars on specific topics in manageable bite sized chuncks.

HDC have said "A diverse range of community projects have received a welcome financial boost thanks to the district council.

Harborough District Council agreed, on 22 January... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 03:50 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Funding, training

Timetable for local elections in England: 2 May 2019

The Electoral Commission's guidance for the timetable of key formal dates for the 2nd May 2019 elections can be found by clicking on the link below.

Posted: Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:54 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, election, candidate

LRALC and NALC give scrutiny evidence on the County Council's unitary proposals

LRALC and NALC give scrutiny evidence on the County Council's unitary proposals

This morning Jake Atkinson (Chief Executive of LRALC) and Justin Griggs (Head of Policy for NALC) gave evidence at the Leicestershire County Council (LCC) scrutiny panel which was convened to discuss the current LCC unitary council proposal.

LRALC and NALC attended to ensure that the voice of the local council sector was represented. Voluntary Action Leicestershire and Citizen's Advice Bureau also gave... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:58 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Nalc, Localism, devolution, unitary

Cllr Melissa Boyden of Asfordby Parish Council wins "Young Councillor of the Year" NALC Award

Cllr Melissa Boyden of Asfordby Parish Council wins "Young Councillor of the Year" NALC Award

Cllr Melissa Boyden of Asfordby Parish Council was the deserved winner of the NALC Young Councillor of the Year Award at the NALC Conference this week.

This continues a strong record of the Leicestershire and Rutland area being represented in shortlisted and winning submissions at the NALC Awards. Last year LRALC was short-listed for the CALC Project of the Year, and long-listed the year before that.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:01 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Nalc, award

Statements from BC/DC Leaders and LCC Leaders on Unitary Proposals

Statements from BC/DC Leaders and LCC Leaders on Unitary Proposals

The leaders of Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, and Oadby and Wigston councils issued a joint statement on 29th October 2018.

It said: "We would like to thank the Leicestershire MPs for their joint letter to all district and county council leaders following their meeting with the Secretary of State to discuss our proposed review of the current model... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:32 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Guidance, unitary