A reminder to member councils that our colleagues at NALC have pulled together resources produced by themselves, County Associations, Government, and a range of sector specialists/trade bodies on their Coronavirus Webpage.
It compiles a range of excellent guidance on things like council meetings, play areas, community buildings, etc., and supplements them with useful resources such as template risk... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:42 by Jake Atkinson
A number of national bodies with interests in play NALC (National Association of Local Councils), SLCC (the Society of Local Council Clerks), The Play Safety Forum (PSF), Association of Play Industries (API) & The Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) met with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) last week to discuss the current government guidance. All involved... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 06:20 by Jake Atkinson
NALC needs your help to gather evidence on the financial impact of the coronavirus on local councils.
This information is vital to our representation to the government on the loss of income to local councils during these difficult times, and the need for a tailored financial support package for the local council sector.
The short survey includes questions on precept, staffing and income so it would be... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 08:11 by Jake Atkinson
Following NALC's prioritisation of the climate emergency and steps to tackle it, the LRALC Board has decided to make information and resources available to those member councils who wish to take practical steps.
Following the publication on our website of the Friends of the Earth Parish Councils guidance last year, we are now circulating a very useful toolkit developed for local councils in Somerset.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:16 by Jake Atkinson
Please click below for NALC's latest funding and grants bulletin.
Posted: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:49 by Jake Atkinson
Last year the government introduced regulations for public sector bodies' websites, which are applicable to local councils.
For websites published before 23 September 2018, they will need to be compliant by 23 September 2020. The Government Digital Service recently published guidance for smaller organisations doing a basic accessibility check, NALC have also created a PowerPoint presentation which provides... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:40 by Jake Atkinson
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
The largest national gathering in the sector's annual calendar kicked off this morning with the NALC AGM followed by an thought provoking plenary by the NALC Chief Executive on the state of the sector and exciting initiatives being led by local councils across the country.
The agenda for the event can be found here.
LRALC will feedback on key discussions and outcomes from the conference via the usual... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 15:59 by Jake Atkinson
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
NALC has issued a revised version of its model Financial Regulations (FRs) which requires a relatively large number of amendments to be made to existing FRs used by councils that are based on the NALC model.
See below for the revised document and guidance on implementing the changes.
Posted: Mon, 05 Aug 2019 10:38 by Jake Atkinson