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: councillor

NALC Councillor Census Survey

NALC is currently undertaking a councillor census survey for parish and town councillors as part of wider work it is undertaking around broadening the demographic of those holding elected office. It is doing this through a specially created Commission.

Part of the Commission's aim is to undertake an assessment of the diversity of local councils. With this in mind, NALC have formed a Census Survey for... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:03 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, consultation, councillor

New Good Councillors Guide 2017 Published

The all new Good Councillors Guide is now published (see link below) and is recommended for all local council Councillors as essential reading. Its also great for Clerks!

As always, delegates attending LRALC Chairman's training and Councillor training will receive free hard copies, but councils will also be able to order hard copies from us shortly (an online order form will be added here shortly).... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:10 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Guidance, councillor, publication

Standards Day - The Code of Conduct and Standards Arrangements event

Standards Day - The Code of Conduct and Standards Arrangements event

Your Chief Officer is attending a Code of Conduct and Standards Arrangements event today in London (hosted by CCLA) which is discussing the eternally thorny subject of the national Standards regime for parish and town councils.

There are times when Code of Conduct complaints, once investigated, point more towards internal council issues (governance, accountability, transparency, and even on occasion... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:33 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Transparency, councillor, code of conduct, standards

A Councillor's Workbook on Neighbourhood and Community Engagement

Neighbourhood and community engagement has a rightful place as one of the key processes involved in planning and decision making. As such, it should not be viewed as an additional task, but as a core part of the business of local councils.

This workbook has been designed as a learning aid for elected members. It makes no judgement about whether you have been a member for some time, or whether you have... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:29 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Guidance, councillor, lga

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

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, event, training, councillor, consultation

Good Councillors Guide 2016

The Good Councillors Guide 2016 has been produced by NALC.

This can be downloaded from NALC's website, in the development tools section of the members' area (log in required). To order the Good Councillor's Guide member councils should contact LRALC directly.

This is by far NALC's most popular publication. The fourth edition was downloaded over 60,000 times from NALC's website alone, and 30,000 hard... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:18 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Guidance, councillor

LRALC Executive Committee Membership 2015-16

At yesterday's LRALC Executive Committee meeting a number of new Executive Committee members were appointed, bringing membership levels up to nearly the full quota of 14.

A single vacancy exists within the Rutland Branch and we would be keen to hear from any Cllr from a Rutland member council who would like to be considered for co-option onto the Executive Committee.

The full list of Executive Committee... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:28 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, councillor

Good Councillors Guide - Addendum

Good Councillors Guide - Addendum

An addendum has been produced for the 4th edition of the Good Councillors Guide. It can be found in the publications page of the NALC website, using the link below:

http://www.nalc.gov.uk/library/publications/1555-addendum-good-councillors-guide-4th-edition/file

A reminder that the guide itself can be downloaded free of charge from the NALC website using the link below:

https://www.nalc.gov.uk/library/publications/801-good-councillors-guide/file... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 May 2015 16:58 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Nalc, Guidance, councillor