IMPORTANT CONSULTATION: LRALC Draft Strategic Plan - Priorities and Actions

Dear Member Council (Clerks, please circulate to all Cllrs),

Please find attached a presentation which summarises the draft strategic priorities and actions discussed and provisionally/informally agreed by the LRALC Executive Committee at a planning session on Monday 14th November ...

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"Exploring the Environmental, Social and Economic Benefits of Creating a Neighbourhood Plan" Tuesday January 24th 2017 - Uppingham

Exploring the Environmental, Social and Economic Benefits of Creating a Neighbourhood Plan Tuesday January 24th 2017

The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PY - 10am to 4.30pm A DCLG/Locality Funded Invitation supported by Rutland County Council.

Please ...

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Press Release for ALL Member Councils: External Audit Appointments


SAAA Ltd is pleased to announce that it has successfully concluded the procurement process and has awarded contracts for the supply of limited assurance audit reviews for smaller authorities. Three audit firms have been appointed as suppliers for the ...

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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 ...

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LRALC Strategic Plan v2.0 - Progress Update

The small but perfectly formed LRALC officer team is currently pulling together responses and suggestions from multiple sources (e.g. the Member Satisfaction Survey results, Executive Committee Away Day discussions, LRALC training course feedback, etc.) in a brainstorming exercise for ...

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LRALC Awarded Runner-Up Status in Outstanding Project of The Year Category at NALC Star Councils Ceremony

Following the news that LRALC was a finalist in the NALC Star Councils Awards ( in the CALC Outstanding Project of The Year category your Association was announced as runner up at the awards last night ...

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LRALC 2016 Newsletter No 5 available now!

The LRALC 2016 Newsletter No. 5 is available to download now. Contents include:

Top Tip – Parish Councils and the use of photographs taken in public.

Parish Councils and Pension Auto Enrolment - Don't Get Fined!

NALC Documents.

NALC Chairman & Chief ...

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Government Consultation on Possible Capping of Local Councils

The Government is consulting on proposals to extend referendum principles (the requirement to hold a referendum if the proposed council tax increase exceeds a set threshold) to parish and town councils for the first time. Those of you involved in the sector for more than a year will know that there have ...

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Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network - New Website

Information regarding Leicestershire County Council's Neighbourhood Planning Network is now hosted on a new website:

Please note that if you use the previous website address ( this will automatically ...

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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 ...

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Parish Councils and Pension Auto Enrolment - Don't Get Fined!

LRALC have been alarmed to discover that there are still local councils who believe that pension auto-enrolment does not impact on them as they have no employees for whom they had a duty to auto-enrol.

Employers (even small and micro employers, which many local ...

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BBC Panorama - "Living With Cuts"

All those involved with parish and town councils should find tonight's Panorama of interest, dealing as it does with principal authority and police funding reductions, and the subsequent devolution of services to communities.

The show can be viewed here for 30 ...

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Local Council Expo

A major new one day EXPO for the Local Council Sector will be held near Birmingham on 9 September 2016.

It aims to provide an opportunity for Clerks and Councillors to see the complete range of products and services that a Council might need, all in one place. If you will be looking for a ...

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