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NALC statement on meetings and mourning period

  • statement on council meetings and notice period during the mourning period is below:

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has provided advice to our network of 43 county associations of local councils and local (parish and town) councils on council meetings and notice periods during the period of National Mourning.

This advice states that on the days within the mourning period up until the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2022 15:54 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Meetings, Mourning, Nalc, Queen

Conflicting advice from NALC & Richard Harwood KC on meeting dates

At a meeting this morning NALC Legal outlined the reasons and alleged errors that lead them to strongly disagree with the view issues by Richard Harwood KC.

LRALC has strongly requested that a statement is issued from NALC on this to address the confusion.

In essence, NALC Legal's view on meetings still stands.

Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2022 10:53 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Lralc, Nalc, Queen

NALC issues guidance on meetings during mourning period

Following LRALC's guidance this morning we received this link from NALC a few hours later.

NALC statement on council meetings and notice periods during the period of national mourning - News

It reflects our earlier advice.

Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 13:43 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc

Will Your Council Take The Civility & Respect Pledge?

Will Your Council Take The Civility & Respect Pledge?

Civility and respect should be at the heart of public life, and good governance is fundamental to ensuring an effective and well-functioning democracy at all levels.

The intimidation, abuse, bullying and harassment of councillors, clerks and council staff, in person or online, is unacceptable, whether by councillors, clerks, council staff, or public members.

This can prevent councils from functioning... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 19:35 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Bullying, Civility, Nalc, Respect, Slcc

NALC Response To Changes To Current Planning System Policy Consultation.

NALC Response To Changes To Current Planning System Policy Consultation.

NALC has published its response to the current planning system policy consultation. Please click the link below to access it.

Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 10:18 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Consultation, Nalc, Planning

New 2020-21 Pay Scales Issued by NALC

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today published a new employment briefing on the national salary pay scales for clerks and other employees employed under the terms of the model contract.

The briefing includes updated pay scales in line with the 2004 national agreement for the sector.

On 24 August, the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) announced that an agreement... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 17:11 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Finance, NALC, SLCC, employment, staff

NALC announce events to help communities go green

NALC has announced details for two events as part of the Rebuilding Communities online event series to help make communities greener.

The first event in partnership with The Woodland Trust, Leaders talk: Putting trees at the heart of your community, takes place on 8 September 2020. The event covers how local (parish and town) councils can provide sustainable wildlife habitats, tackle climate change... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 10:49 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Event, Nalc

High street guru to speak at NALC online event series

Bill Grimsey (formerly of Iceland and Wickes) will join NALC's online event, Leaders' talk: Building back stronger communities on 25 August 2020. Mr Grimsey will talk about his latest report Build, Back, Better, repairing the neglected social fabric of high streets, the need for a shift power away from government to local communities, and the importance of local leadership and the role parish and town... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:39 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Event, Nalc

New report urges ‘fairer’ approach to devolution in county areas

A new report exploring the devolution agenda has concluded that government should provide substantive powers and budgets to county authorities and unitary councils urgently, to give them the best possible chance to address the economic impact of Coronavirus.

Ahead of a renewed devolution drive by the government, expected to be outlined in its white paper on devolution and local recovery, the report,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:29 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Devolution, NALC

REMINDER - NALC Coronavirus Support Webpage

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

Tags: LRALC, Nalc, coronavirus