How Safe Are Your Trees - Parish Council To Pay £500k Damages Bill

This case from 2018 flags up the importance of local councils having in place a proper regime of inspections and upkeep of trees that the council may be responsible for.

LRALC is looking to provide a level 1 tree inspection training courses for council staff,...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Market Bosworth nominated for a Royal Town Planning Institute Award

Member councils undertaking similar work may be interested and inspired to see that Market Bosworth has produced a document which has been nominated for a Royal Town Planning Institute Award and is a finalist at the upcoming awards ceremony.

This is very exciting...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Purdah FAQs and Guidance

The Local Government Association have previously published a very useful set of FAQs on "purdah", the pre-election preriod, click here to access the FAQs.

The full range of LGA purdah advice can be accessed here.

This confirms, amongst other things that:

1. All...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Elections Course running today

There was some concern over snow forecast for today but the forecast is now clear and both AM and PM courses will be running.

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LRALC Development and Member Support Questionnaire 2018

Since 2012 Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils have run a biennial Development and Member Support Questionnaire. The survey was last run in 2016. Our Strategic Plan commits us to re-running it every two years.

As a membership association...

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Standards regime for local councillors to be strengthened?

The Committee on Standards in Public Life report on ethical standards in local government is being published today, and should be available on their website from 10.00.

A number of NALC colleagues will be at the report launch in Parliament. The Committee have...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils secures £2,900 to design and deliver a series of webinars to Harborough parishes

LRALC is very pleased to be able to announce that our bid for funding from Harborough District Council has been succesful. We can now deliver webased learning materials/webinars on specific topics in manageable bite sized chuncks.

HDC have said "A diverse range...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

New NALC publication shines a light on 150 local councils

Points of Light is a collection of case studies highlighting the work that local (parish and town) councils are undertaking to support their communities. Well done to Anstey, Syston, and Uppingham councils for their excellent work being highlighted in the...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

The Plunkett Foundation & NALC - Working together to improve rural communities

The Plunkett Foundation and NALC delivered a webinar on the theme of rural community business and how local councils in the East Midlands can support and promote rural community businesses moving forward.

We are sure that this will be of interest to a number...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Timetable for local elections in England: 2 May 2019

The Electoral Commission's guidance for the timetable of key formal dates for the 2nd May 2019 elections can be found by clicking on the link below.

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LRALC and NALC give scrutiny evidence on the County Council's unitary proposals

This morning Jake Atkinson (Chief Executive of LRALC) and Justin Griggs (Head of Policy for NALC) gave evidence at the Leicestershire County Council (LCC) scrutiny panel which was convened to discuss the current LCC unitary council proposal.


Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Cllr Melissa Boyden of Asfordby Parish Council wins "Young Councillor of the Year" NALC Award

Cllr Melissa Boyden of Asfordby Parish Council was the deserved winner of the NALC Young Councillor of the Year Award at the NALC Conference this week.

This continues a strong record of the Leicestershire and Rutland area being represented in shortlisted and...

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Statements from BC/DC Leaders and LCC Leaders on Unitary Proposals

The leaders of Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, and Oadby and Wigston councils issued a joint statement on 29th October 2018.

It said: "We would like to thank the Leicestershire MPs for their joint letter...

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