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

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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

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Cancellation of Clerks 3 training 28th February 2019

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Clerks 3 training planned for today (28th February 2019) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Posted: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:43 by admin

Tags: LRALC, training

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

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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