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Understanding Charitable Trusts and Parish/ Town Councils…

Rest assured - help is out there!

Is your parish council a charitable trustee? Does your council own assets that are subject to a charitable trust? If the answer to either of these questions is yes (or indeed you are not sure!) then LRALC's forthcoming course Charitable Trusts and Parish/Town Councils - Navigating the Minefield is for you!

Understanding the context

Many parish and town councils are trustees... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:53 by admin

Tags: LRALC, Training

Book Now For NALC Good Councillors Spring Conference

The Good Councillors Spring Conference is a great one-day event for local (parish and town) councillors and councils from across the country to discuss policy ideas, network and get motivated for your day-to-day work in communities.

The day will comprise of a number of key themes that matters to your communities and help you be better leaders and representatives on these matters in your local areas.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:45 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, conference, training

Clerks - watch the new CiLCA video to find out how CiLCA can give you the tools to make confident, informed decisions for your council and your community.

Would you like to build your confidence in your role within local council?

The CiLCA qualification provides you with a broad knowledge of all the aspects of a clerk's work - roles and responsibilities, the law, procedures, finance planning and community involvement. It is a level 3, foundation qualification for local council officers and others working with local councils.

Study CiLCA and learn the tools... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:05 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: CiLCA, LRALC, training

Strategic Planning Away Day

Strategic Planning Away Day

LRALC held its Strategic Planning Away Day today. LRALC officers joined Executive Committee members at Twycross Zoo's excellent conference facilities to discuss the next 3 years of the Association's development.

The presentations from the day will be available shortly, and the draft plan will be presented to the Executive Committee formally at the December Executive Committee meeting.

The results from... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:01 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, consultation, councillor, event, training

Leicestershire County Council Parish Council Conference 2014 - One Week To Go!

The Leicestershire County Council Parish Council Conference 2014 is only one week away and it is not too late to book councillors and/or clerks on to this event.

Full details can be found here:

Book through the LRALC Office.

Posted: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:03 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LCC, LRALC, councillor, training

“Leicestershire's Future” and the role of Parish & Town Councils - A Big Discussion

Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils is running three events this November aimed at ALL local (i.e. Parish and Town) councils in Leicestershire, events which will be key in determining the future delivery of public services in the County. We would encourage all councils to send at least one delegate (clerk and/or councillors can attend) to one of these events as the content and... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:02 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, consultation, councillor, training

New LRALC Training: Major Planning Applications & Parish/Town Councils – Increasing the effectiveness of your response (4th November 2013)


This is a re-run of the event first held in June 2013. The first event was a sell out, and we expect demand for this re-run to be very high.

Across Leicestershire and Rutland there are an increasing number of planned large scale developments which will impact on parishes and towns. These range from national projects such as HS2, through to local (but still... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:36 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, planning, training

Leicestershire County Council Annual Parish Council Conference - post event feedback

Over 70 delegates attended the Leicestershire County Council Annual Parish Council Conference held on Tuesday 9th July 2013.

The prize draw for the set of Christmas Lights (kindly donated by Blanchere Illuminations) has been drawn; congratulations to the lucky recipient, Barrow-Upon-Soar Parish Council.

All of the presentations which were delivered at the Conference have been uploaded to our website... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:16 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Localism, training

"Good Councillors Guide" - 4th Edition now published!

The 4th edition of the National Training Strategy publication "Being a good councillor – Essential guidance for parish and town councillors" was published today by NALC.

This revised edition is a welcome and much needed resource primarily for new councillors but also for those thinking about becoming a local councillor.

Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:53 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Guidance, councillor, nalc, training

Grant Thornton External Audit Event - Presentation and Appendices

Grant Thornton External Audit Event - Presentation and Appendices

The LRALC external audit briefing, delivered by Bridget Bowen from Grant Thornton, was held today and was very well attended, generating some interesting discussion and helpful questions and answers.

For those unable to attend, or those wanting to access the presentation Bridget gave, or the two appendices referred to, please see the links below.

Thank you to everyone who attended.

Posted: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:33 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Financial, Guidance, audit, training