LRALC have arranged to offer a new series of training courses in an area of increasing demand, namely Community Engagement, Consultation, and Involvement.
As parish and town councils increase their sphere of influence, control, and service delivery (not to mention financial resources funded by council tax), the need for councils to have a clear understanding of the need for and the benefits of community... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 09 May 2022 12:17 by Jake Atkinson
Just a reminder that we are here to make life easier for all our member councils, finding the time to attend training or take advice from us will pay benefits in the long term in terms of both time and resources.
Posted: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 11:08 by Jake Atkinson
As previously informed, all LRALC training courses are currently suspended. However, we are currently making plans to commence delivering training and briefings online. We are looking at online platforms and will inform members as soon as we are in a position to publicise sessions.
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 22:09 by Jake Atkinson
Tuesday 19th November 2019 - County Hall, Glenfield
The Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network provides an opportunity for Neighbourhood Planning groups within Leicestershire to come together and share their experiences, knowledge and skills. The Agenda for the meeting will be available shortly. If you have items that you would like to include please get in touch. If we are not able to accommodate... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:28 by Jake Atkinson
The Local Government Resource Center has agreed a partnership with NALC to stage the Local Council EXPO again this year, what they hope will be the largest single gathering for our sector.
Normally national sector events attract between 150 to 300 participants. LGRC and NALC hope to attract at least 500 and up to 1000. Building on the 2016 event they hope to develop this into an annual festival for... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:23 by Jake Atkinson
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
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
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
The world of parish and town councils is ever changing, with councillors and clerks regularly being faced with new challenges and opportunities both at a national and local level. GDPR and the recent changes to the external audit process are but two recent examples.
At LRALC one of our key roles is to help your councils keep up-to-date with these changes and make the most of the opportunities that come... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:37 by Jake Atkinson
Following requests from several member councils we have now scheduled a one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course. The course is relevant to all Parish and Town councils who have determined, as part of their Risk Assessment, that first aid training covering emergency protocols is sufficient. The course involves a written assessment and continuous observation by the course training with successful... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 11 May 2018 10:53 by admin