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 ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

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 ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

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 ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

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.

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Referendum principles will not apply to the parish sector in 2016-17

As reported in our Newsletter on Friday 18th December, DCLG has published documents on the local government finance settlement. These can be found at: ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Leicestershire County Council's £30,000 One-Off SHIRE Community Grants

Leicestershire County Council has launched a one-off SHIRE Community Grants programme, where they will be making 6 individual one-off grants of (up to) £30,000 each, for 6 different projects, to be delivered over a 12 month period during the 2016-17 financial year (i.e. April 2016 onwards) ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LRALC 2015 Newsletter No. 8 now available

The LRALC 2015 Newsletter No. 8 is available to download now. Contents include:

Top tip – Employment status

URGENT INFORMATION (received 16th December): LCC Leicestershire Parishes Website Service – Update from Leicestershire County Council


Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

NALC Affiliation Fees 2016-17

At its recent AGM in Birmingham NALC delegates agreed to increase the NALC element of the affiliation fee from 5.6p to 6.6p per elector.

This is seperate from the LRALC element of the fee which was frozen for 2014-15 (despite our Strategic Plan identifying an "in principal" ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LRALC Christmas Shutdown

The LRALC office will close at 4.30pm on the 23rd December and the office will re-open at 8am on Monday 4th January.

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Don't ignore the Workplace Pension

Whatever your views are on the advert itself, the newly launched "Workie says: Don't ignore the Workplace Pension" campaign should have struck and nerve with every parish councillor and clerk in the country, and if it hasn't then those concerned are probably still not aware of the imminent duties that ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Precept Setting - Is Your Council Street Legal?

It is that time of year again; the precept and budget setting period for parish and town councils.

Each year we hear of horror stories where a council has gone into confidential session (i.e. excluded the public) to set the budget and/or precept, or even worse agreed the budget/precept ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LRALC 2015 Newsletter No. 7 available now

The LRALC 2015 Newsletter No. 7 is available to download now. Contents include:

Top tip – The Power to Spend

The Glasgow Bin Lorry Crash – Lessons for Local Councils (article by Personnel Advice & Solutions Ltd)

New measures to simplify and speed ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland