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Government advises Parish Councils to continue meeting digitally

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 20:29

Government continue to recommend that where meetings can take place digitally without the need for face-to-face contact, they should continue to do so. Where community facilities need to be used for physical meetings, these meetings should be managed within...

Community Foundation Coronavirus Support Fund

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 18:37

In light of the news of a return to lockdown following a spike in Coronavirus cases in Leicester we wanted to make you aware that the Community Foundation's Coronavirus Support Fund is still open and accepting applications

The funders are keen to support charitable...

Coronavirus - Multi-purpose community facilities guidance

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:24

The government produced guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities and guidance for the safe use of council buildings which include what activities can take place from 4 July and what practical steps can be taken to manage risks.

Lockdown extended for Leicester

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 21:21

It has just been announced that Leicester is to enter an extended period of lockdown, with extra funding going to all principle authorities in Leicestershire to help support businesses and those forced to self-isolate.

Schools will close and non-essential shops...

Coronavirus - Guidance on Playgrounds and Outdoor Gyms

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:28

Up to date government guidance on the reopening of Playgrounds and Outdoor Gyms can be found here.

The document predominantly provides guidance rather than requirements on how operators can approach the re-opening of facilities and it has a clear message that...

Coronavirus - Letter to Councils with Public Toilets

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:19

Councils who are responsible for public toilets should refer to the letter referenced here. We know a number of our councils provide these facilities and the letter provides some guidance on their reopening.

Employee Pay Award 2020-21

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Tue, 06/23/2020 - 21:23

Many councils have contracts in place with their staff (even where they only have one employee, i.e. the clerk) which entitles the employee to receive the national cost of living pay award as part of the National Joint Council (NJC) terms and conditions.

The...

Playgrounds and Outdoor Gyms to Remain Closed - Government

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 15:41

Government yesterday (13th May 2020) issued guidance regarding the reopening of open spaces.

The guidance can be found here

However, the guidance says that playgrounds and outdoor gyms must remain closed, as well as raising other issues for maintaining social...

Zoom subscription/Update.

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/15/2020 - 08:21

Following the information regarding discount for Zoom from NALC last week, the discount offered was for a purchase of 10 licences! Apologies for any confusion. The Pro package is £11.99 per month.

NALC update:

Update on discount for Zoom subscription

NALC...

NALC Financial impact survey for Parish and Town Councils

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/15/2020 - 08:11

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...

LRALC Training Courses

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 22:09

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...

LRALC Support For Member Councils During COVID-19 Crisis

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 22:00

If you are visiting this site as a councillor from a member council and are looking for information and support for your council during the current crisis you can find this on a special non-public page on our website, the link for which has been sent to all...

Leicestershire County Council Communities Fund

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 10:44

Leicestershire County Council has established a £1m fund to support the local voluntary and community sector, during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises can apply for a...

LRALC Office Closed - Service is OPEN

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 21:15

Please note that as of Monday 23rd March the LRALC office is closed in line with government advice. Please note:

  • The answer machine WILL be checked daily, please leave a message and we WILL get back to you (but leave a number!).
  • Use the "ticket" system to place...

Cancelled Biodiversity training.

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 09:40

Leicester County council has taken the decision to cancel the Biodiversity training for the 19th and 23rd March.

This course will hopefully be reschedule later in the year.

LRALC Training - Coronavirus Update

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/16/2020 - 12:06

LRALC's training courses are continuing as normal at present in line with government advice (as at 12:10 16th March 2020). IF the government advice on social distancing changes in a way that impacts on our training courses we will inform all member councils...

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