Rutlandnews

LRALC Links Page Updated

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

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.

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...

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...

NALC funding and grants bulletin

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

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....

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...

LCC – Annual Parishes Conference – Post event letter to parishes

Following this year's annual Parishes Liaison event, LCC has asked us to distribute a letter from Cllr Ould and Cllr Richardson. Please see below for the letter.

LRALC achieves 100% membership

Hot on the heels of the final non-member council in Leicestershire rejoining LRALC in April we are pleased to announce that the last non-member in Rutland, Little Casterton Parish Council, resolved to rejoin on Monday 13th August 2018.

This means that LRALC...

NALC welcomes calls for local government reorganisation in Leicestershire

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) welcomes calls for local government reorganisation from Nicholas Rushton, leader of Leicestershire County Council who declared that the time had come to explore having new councils.

Responding to this announcement...

LRALC mourns the passing of Steve Lugg

LRALC is sad to hear the sad news of the death of Steve Lugg, on Friday 20 July 2018, at the age of 54.

Steve Lugg will be known to many of you as the friendly and knowledgeable Minute Taking and External Funding trainer who was always accompanied by his dog...