Leicestershire

Climate Emergency Resources

Following NALC's prioritisation of the climate emergency and steps to tackle it, the LRALC Board has decided to make information and resources available to those member councils who wish to take practical steps.

Following the publication on our website of the...

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LRALC Christmas Shut Down

The LRALC office will be closed from midday on Tuesday 24th December until 8am Thursday 2nd January.

Please continue to place queries with us using the ticket system during this period so that we can provide you with a response as quickly as possible in the...

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Have your say on voluntary sector infrastructure support and social prescribing development and support

Please see the information below on a consultation on voluntary sector infrastructure support and/or social prescribing development and support that is currently being undertaken.

Please take part and or circulate to your networks as appropriate.

Information...

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NALC Funding and grants bulletin - August 2019

Please click below for NALC's latest funding and grants bulletin.

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A short guide to publicity during the pre-election period

This LGA produced guide provides advice and guidance on the publicity restrictions that should be observed by local authorities during the pre-election period.

What is purdah?

The term 'purdah' has come into popular use across central and local government to...

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Friends of the Earth Climate Emergency Briefing for Local Councils

Friends of the Earth have produced a guide for local parish and town councils who are interested in how they can practically "do their bit" in addressing environmental and climate issues.

Click the link below to access the guidance.

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New website accessibility resources

Last year the government introduced regulations for public sector bodies' websites, which are applicable to local councils.

For websites published before 23 September 2018, they will need to be compliant by 23 September 2020. The Government Digital Service...

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Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network Event 19th November

Tuesday 19th November 2019 - County Hall, Glenfield

The Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network provides an opportunity for Neighbourhood Planning groups within Leicestershire to come together and share their experiences, knowledge and skills. The Agenda...

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#OurDay 2019 - Wednesday 20th November

This year's #OurDay will take place on 19 November. Now a regular campaign fixture in the annual calendar, #OurDay is the Local Government Association's annual 24-hour social media marathon for local government, so gives local (parish and town) councils, councillors,...

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NALC Annual Conference 2019 commences in Milton Keynes

The largest national gathering in the sector's annual calendar kicked off this morning with the NALC AGM followed by an thought provoking plenary by the NALC Chief Executive on the state of the sector and exciting initiatives being led by local councils across...

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NALC pilots first Peer Review in Chippenham, LRALC pilots Governance Review in Quorn

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has piloted its first-ever Peer Review at Chippenham Town Council in Wiltshire recently.

This exciting joint initiative between NALC and the Local Government Association (LGA), part of their joint work on sector-led...

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No Referendum Principles for 2020/21

Government has confirmed that the 3 year moratorium on the application of the referendum principles (sometimes known as "capping") to local parish and town councils is to continue for 2020-21.

However the Government 'remains concerned about the pressure placed...

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Government increases margin applied to new PWLB loans with immediate effect

Public Works Board lending is offered at a fixed margin above the Government's cost of borrowing, as measured by gilt yields.

The Treasury raised the margin over gilts to 100bps (one percentage point) in 2010, to better reflect the availability of capital finance,...

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Close of Audit 2018-19

As always at this time of year we are publishing information to assist our member councils in ensuring that they are compliant and are fulfilling legal requirments placed upon them with regards to the annual audit process for all councils.

Councils which were...

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