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NALC Purdah Guidance

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:28

In advance of the upcoming mayoral combined authority, county and parish elections (in some areas) NALC has reissued its legal briefing L02-17 Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity [England] (March 2017) which includes guidance on purdah ...

Leicestershire County Council Election Purdah Period

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 22:56

The pre-election 'purdah' period for the Leicestershire County Council elections has now begun (as of 13th March). All parish and town councils in Leicestershire need to be aware of the rules around purdah. The briefing here provides guidance.

Grant Thornton Annual Return and External Audit 2016-17 Briefing

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 10:04

Last week at the LRALC External Audit briefing Grant Thornton announced that the Annual Return and associated information will be sent out later than usual this year (end of March/early April) due to responsibility for issuing the Annual Return nationally shifting to SAAA (Smaller Authorities' Audit ...

LRALC Strategic Plan 2017-2020 Now Published

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 09:46

At the Monday 6th LRALC Executive Committee meeting the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan was adopted following a period of consultation with member councils and other stakeholders.

The plan can be found below.

Book Now For NALC Good Councillors Spring Conference

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 10:45

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 ...

Leicestershire County Council Current Consultations

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:59

A reminder to our member councils that current LCC consultations can be accessed on this dedicated webpage. This includes the current opportunity to have your say on proposed highways maintenance changes.

Cancellation of Chairman's Training - 9th February 2017

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 08:18

Unfortunately, due to illness, the Chairman's Training planned for this morning (9th February 2017) is cancelled. If you have delegates booked to attend please inform them as soon as possible. The LRALC office will also be contacting those parishes concerned ...

A Councillor's Workbook on Neighbourhood and Community Engagement

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:29

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 ...

Keep it Local for Better Services - Devolved Services Guide for Councillors

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:59

Faced with limited choices when it comes to providing quality, cost-effective public services, commissioners are being pushed into inefficient, centralised services and mega contracts in a bid to answer austerity's challenges.

But there is a better way: ...

How safe are your files?

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 20:25

A valuable lesson can be learnt from the unfortunate and costly experience of Tiverton Town Council who lost 2 years worth of computer files just by opening one email. The email contained ransomware and anti-virus software was powerless to stop it.

Not only ...

LRALC Strategic Plan 2017/2020 - Full consultation now open

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:49

The second LRALC Strategic Plan was approved for consultation with the membership by the January 2017 Executive Committee.

The consultation on the full document (including action plan) will last until Friday 3rd March 2017. Responses from member councils should be sent to ...

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.

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:05

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 ...

Council tax referendum principles have not been extended to local (parish and town) councils in 2017/18.

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 08:35

Council tax referendum principles have not been extended to local (parish and town) councils in 2017/18.

The secretary of state for communities and local government, Sajid Javid MP, yesterday announced the provisional local government finance settlement for 2017/18 in the House of ...

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