The Plunkett Foundation & NALC - Working together to improve rural communities

The Plunkett Foundation and NALC delivered a webinar on the theme of rural community business and how local councils in the East Midlands can support and promote rural community businesses moving forward.

We are sure that this will be of interest to a number...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Timetable for local elections in England: 2 May 2019

The Electoral Commission's guidance for the timetable of key formal dates for the 2nd May 2019 elections can be found by clicking on the link below.

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LRALC and NALC give scrutiny evidence on the County Council's unitary proposals

This morning Jake Atkinson (Chief Executive of LRALC) and Justin Griggs (Head of Policy for NALC) gave evidence at the Leicestershire County Council (LCC) scrutiny panel which was convened to discuss the current LCC unitary council proposal.


Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Cllr Melissa Boyden of Asfordby Parish Council wins "Young Councillor of the Year" NALC Award

Cllr Melissa Boyden of Asfordby Parish Council was the deserved winner of the NALC Young Councillor of the Year Award at the NALC Conference this week.

This continues a strong record of the Leicestershire and Rutland area being represented in shortlisted and...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Statements from BC/DC Leaders and LCC Leaders on Unitary Proposals

The leaders of Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, and Oadby and Wigston councils issued a joint statement on 29th October 2018.

It said: "We would like to thank the Leicestershire MPs for their joint letter...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LRALC Links Page Updated

The links page on this website has been updated to remove dead links and add new information. See here.

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LSE Parish Councils Article

The LSE have published a very interesting op ed piece about parish councils, democracy, and engagement. It makes very interesting reading in the lead up to local elections next May.

The article can be found here.

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

NEW COURSE - Local Council Planning for the Medium Term

This course is designed for parish and town councillors and clerks from councils that are interested in maximising the opportunities presented by the 3 year moratorium on "capping".

Many councils are not considering the opportunity for medium term planning...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Build a better budget: the importance of ensuring adequate training provision

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...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

NALC funding and grants bulletin

The latest NALC funding and grants bulletin for member councils can be found below.

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Charles Arnold-Baker on Local Council Administration - 11th Edition out soon!

Arnold-Baker on Local Council Administration (now edited by Paul Claydon) is a complete statement of the law relating to parish and community councils, in the form of an extensive though succinct narrative accompanied by comprehensive statutory materials....

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

NALC is calling for local councils to nominate community business champions

With the Plunkett Foundation opening their Rural Community Ownership Awards, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is encouraging local (town and parish) councils to put forward rural community businesses who have had a positive impact in their...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland