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: Localism

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

NALC is calling for local councils to nominate community business champions

NALC is calling for local councils to nominate community business champions

With the Plunkett Foundation opening their Rural Community Ownership Awards, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is encouraging local (town and parish) councils to put forward rural community businesses who have had a positive impact in their local community.

The awards are an annual celebration of the achievements of rural community businesses in tackling rural issues across the UK and... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:43 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Localism

NALC to ‘re-think’ role of local councils after Brexit

LocalGov have published an article on NALC's forthcoming "stocktake" exercise on the role of local councils in the context of "Brexit, devolution, and the Government's austerity agenda".

See here for the full article.

Posted: Tue, 01 May 2018 12:18 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Localism, consultation

Big Discussion Presentations

Click below to access the presentations from the recent Big Discussion event at Broughton Astley.

Posted: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:01 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Localism, big discussion

Agenda for Big Discussion Events

The agenda for the forthcoming Big Discussion events can be found below.

Please ensure you refer to the correct one for the event you are attending.

Posted: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:41 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Localism, LCC

No libraries or streetlights left in Britain by 2020 if austerity doesn't stop, warns Tory local government chief

"We won't be cleaning the streets we won't be cutting the grass, we won't be putting street lights on at all, your libraries will go, your pot holes won't get filled up"

The stark warning was given by Lord Porter, Conservative Chairman of the Local Government Association in a recent interview as reported by the Independent newspaper (see here).

In support, Paul Carter, Tory leader of Kent County Council,... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:16 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Localism, austerity

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

Keep it Local for Better Services - Devolved Services Guide for Councillors

Faced with limited choices when it comes to providing quality, cost-effective public services, commissioners are being pushed into inefficient, centralised services and mega contracts in a bid to answer austerity's challenges.

But there is a better way: Locality's Keep it Local campaign calls for locally-commissioned and delivered public services which provide substantially better outcomes and value... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:59 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: locality, Guidance, Localism, devolution

"Exploring the Environmental, Social and Economic Benefits of Creating a Neighbourhood Plan" Tuesday January 24th 2017 - Uppingham

Exploring the Environmental, Social and Economic Benefits of Creating a Neighbourhood Plan Tuesday January 24th 2017

The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PY - 10am to 4.30pm A DCLG/Locality Funded Invitation supported by Rutland County Council.

Please click on link below for information on this event which is intended to bring together communities not yet convinced about the merits of creating... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:15 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Localism, planning, neighbourhood plan

Parish Councillors - Leaders of Change

In recent weeks we have dealt with a number of queries from councils who have had "casual vacancies" to fill as a result of councillor resignations. A common reason for these resignations seem to be frustration at what is perceived to be "limited powers to influence change", or similar. I rarely get the opportunity to speak to these councillors directly to find out more about why they feel the way... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:51 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Localism, councillor