Anstey Parish Council - NALC's Council of the Week!

Congratulations to Anstey Parish (our host council) who have achieved the coveted NALC Council of the Week award. Anstey Parish Council were only the 8th council nationally to be awarded the Quality Gold standard under the Local Council Award Scheme.

Well ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LRALC Constitution

The current LRALC Constitution can be found below. This was amended at the November 2015 Executive Committee to clarify the position regarding Executive Committee member who cease to be a Councillor at a LRALC member council.

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The new Governance and Accountability guide - updated and reissued

The new Governance and Accountability document has been updated and was reissued by the Joint Practitioners' Advisory Group (JPAG) by 31 March 2016.

The below sections contained in the overall PDF update here were issued for publication by 31 March 2016;


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LCC Grass cutting – 2016 programme commences 29th March

This year's programme for both Urban and Rural Grass Cutting will start on Tuesday 29th March. This year there will be six cuts, an increase from 5 cuts last year. The programme will be published on the LCC website and anticipated to be updated weekly.


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Leicestershire Parish Councils Website Service End Date

The Leicestershire Parish Councils website service (see here) operated by Leicestershire County Council will cease on the 31st August 2016. On this date the servers hosting these sites will be switched off, and any content not migrated from these sites will be lost ...

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Third Communication from Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments (SAAA) Chairman

Please click on the link below for the latest communication from SAAA's chairman.

This document along with updated flowcharts and FAQs are also available on the SAAA website

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s137 Limit for 2016-17 Announced - £7.42 Per Elector

Government has (finally) announced the s137 Limit for 2016-17 - £7.42 Per Elector.

For full details see the briefing below (you must be logged in to access this).

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Kirby Muxloe Clerk/RFO Vacancy - Closing date for applications 5 pm Friday 18th March 2016

A challenging and interesting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced, enthusiastic and competent clerk and RFO for Kirby Muxloe Parish Council. We are seeking a Clerk/RFO to work full time from our Parish Council office in the heart of the village. The parish council is responsible for the ...

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Pension Auto Enrolment - No Staff Eligible for Enrolment?

We get many queries from member councils who do not have any staff that require enrolment into a pension.

The most common of these questions are:

1) Which tasks do I need to carry out if I don't have staff that need to be put into a pension scheme?

2) Do I need ...

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Grant Thornton Annual Return and External Audit 2015-16 Briefing

Today at the LRALC External Audit briefing Grant Thornton announced that the Annual Return and associated information will be sent out by them to all LRALC member councils week ending 18th March 2016.

There are a number of changes to external audit this year. Please ...

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Freedom of Information Act - Wide Scale Changes Dropped

Ministers have chosen not to make sweeping changes to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, including ruling out fees for requests for information.

The decision follows publication of a report by an independent commission asked to examine the Act.

There had ...

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Parish and Town Council Payroll Service

Following a number of requests from member councils the LRALC Executive Committee considered endorsing a local council payroll provider at its meeting before Christmas.

As a result of this LRALC now endorses the payroll service provided by DCK Beavers. Many of you will know ...

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LRALC Office Opening Hours

A reminder that the LRALC's office weekday opening hours are 8am till 2pm, apart from Mondays and Thursdays when the office is open 8am till 1pm.

However, the office is often staffed outside of these times and we would therefore urge callers to leave a message on the answering ...

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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 ...

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LRALC sad to report the passing of Rutland County Council leader Roger Begy

All at LRALC were very sad to hear of the passing of Roger Begy this morning following a short illness.

In all LRALC's dealings with Roger we found a man who was dedicated to the people and parishes of Rutland, and we know all of our Rutland member councils will miss his presence, both ...

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Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) Award Ceremony

Today Leicestershire County Council hosted an award ceremony for the first 5 of our member councils to achieve Local Council Award Scheme accreditation.

At the ceremony following councils were presented with their certificates by the Chairman of Leicestershire County ...

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DCLG consults on proposed changes to national planning policy

DCLG is consulting on proposed changes to national planning policy and we are sure many parish councils will be interested in responding to the consultation.

Please click here for the consultation document.

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