Rutland

Appointment of Training and Advice Manager

LRALC has appointed Frances Webster as its Training and Advice Manager. Frances is CiLCA qualified and has a Law degree. She has been Clerk to Kibworth Harcourt Parish Council since early 2013 (and more recently to Smeeton Westerby Parish Council as well) and before that had a career in law and advice ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

No libraries or streetlights left in Britain by 2020 if austerity doesn't stop, warns Tory local government chief

"We won't be cleaning the streets we won't be cutting the grass, we won't be putting street lights on at all, your libraries will go, your pot holes won't get filled up"

The stark warning was given by Lord Porter, Conservative Chairman of the Local Government ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LCC LRALC Annual Parishes Liaison Event 10th July 2017

The presentations and other materials from the LCC event on the 10th July 2017 can be found below.

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LRALC Newsletter No. 3 available now!

The latest LRALC newsletter is available to download. Contents include:

Top Tip – Taking VAT Advice!

Annual data sets and rights of inspection notices.

LRALC Core Training Fees.

Transparency Fund 2017-18 now live! (as detailed in round robin 05.05.17)

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Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Transparency Fund 2017/18 is now live!

NALC has advised that this year's Transparency Fund is now open and have released the relevant form for use when submitting an application to the Fund (see below). Please refer to the guidance notes when completing your application. Completed forms should be returned to the LRALC office in the first instance ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

NALC Publications - Download your own copies

A reminder that a wide range of free (to member councils) publications are available on the NALC website. Although we list new NALC publications on our news page as and when they are published, this page lists them individually.

As member councils will be ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

NALC publishes the Good Councillors Guide to Neighbourhood Planning

NALC has announced the publication of the Good Councillors Guide to Neighbourhood Planning. This vital and innovative guide is the first of its kind and is aimed at local councillors who are interested in finding out more about their role in relation to neighbourhood planning ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Journalists and inspection of parish and town council accounts

Grant Thornton - Limited Assurance 2016/17 - Bulletin 3 – New rights of inspection

Journalists now have the right to inspect the accounts (but it's still only electors who can raise questions and objections with the external auditor).

The Local Audit ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

New guide to elector's rights to challenge parish council accounts at audit time

As a local resident people have legal rights to inspect, ask questions about and challenge items in your council's accounts.

The National Audit Office has recently published this new guide on these rights, which are enshrined in law.

Click here for the guide ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Top tip – Election of Chairman and Annual Parish Council Meetings

By the end of this month every Parish Council should have held their Annual Parish Council Meeting, and the Chairman of the Parish Council should have called the Annual Parish Meeting (which must be held by 1st June each year).

LRALC is aware from some of the ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland