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Circular 2017 - 09 available

August's circular is available covering information on:

  • New General Data Protection Regulations
  • DALC'S new offices
  • Special Offer – Local Councils Explained for just £10
  • HR Advice regarding statutory breaks for employees
  • Report published – The Voice of the Councillor
  • Legal briefing

£13 million Woodland Creation grant confirmed

Posted: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:54 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Circulars 2017

DALC's AGM 2017 - draft Agenda released

DALC's 2017 AGM will be held on 11th October 2017 in the Gothic Warehouse at Cromford Mills, Cromford, DE4 3RQ, starting at 11am.

The draft Agenda is now available. If any Councillor or Clerk in Derbyshire would like to attend this meeting, please contact the DALC office. We look forward to welcoming you all and having your contribution on how we can best continue to serve the Councils in Derbyshire.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:00 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business

DALC Office move and open house

The DALC offices have moved to:

Ground Floor, The Old Loom Shop

Cromford Mills

Mill Lane

Cromford, DE4 3RQ

Tel: 01629 826655

Please could you update your records accordingly.

If you would like to come and see us in our new abode, Wendy and Glen have organised an open house on Thursday 13th July between 11am and 2pm. Please do come in and say hello.

Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:07 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Useful

Trade Union Pay Claim 2018/19 consulation

The local government unions' have this week submitted a pay claim which is open to consultation among local councils.

  • The pay claim for 2018/19 includes a 5% increase on all NJC pay points, the deletion of NJC pay points 6, 7, 8 & 9 (the deletion of these pay points to occur after the 5% increase has been applied to ensure that no NJC pay points fall below the Foundation Living Wage rate of £8.45 per hour), and would apply the deletions of the NJC pay.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:06 by Wendy Amis

Tags: HR, Empoloyment

Circular 2017-7 published

The latest Circular is now available with the following information:

~ DALC Spring Seminar Feedback

strong>Transparency Fund – Small Councils (under £25,000 turnover)

New edition of Good Councillor Guide 2017

strong>Updated Legal Topic Notes

Neighbourhood Planning Bill signed into law

strong>HR News

Coaching sessions for councillors or clerks

strong>NALC Star Council Award 2017

Grants and.. Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2017 10:30 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Circulars 2017

Spring Seminar programme announced

Don't forget to book your place on our upcoming seminar - a full day of useful and interesting information for our sector - with plenty of opportunity for you to network with your colleagues. The date to remember is 27th April!

The theme of the day is communication with sessions giving you the tools to be even more effective, showing the pitfalls of social media and how to avoid them, how to recruit and select the best staff.. Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:23 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Training

Training Courses 2017

Our 2017 training programme is coming together with the first courses now in the calendar and open for booking:

Clerk's essential training - 4th April, Bakewell

Councillor's essential training - 18th May, Hilton

Freedom of Information and Data Protection Training - 22nd May, Belper

Chair Skills - 5th June, Ripley

Councillor's essential training - 27th June, Chesterfield

Tree and Woodland Management - 18th.. Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:18 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Training

2017 Circular no.3

Latest news and updates including the Report on the State of Rural Services in England, NALC's spotlight council (Bradwell), discretionary business rate relief on public toilets, 800th anniversary tree charter and the better broadband subsidy scheme

Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:43 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Circulars 2017

Updated legal topic notes

The team at NALC have updated legal topic notes 36 - Unfair Contract Terms and 42 - Occupiers' Liability, both worth reading in terms of understanding your liabilities.

Posted: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:17 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, Legal, Useful Documents

Circular 2017, no. 2

Latest circular now available with information on:

  • Subscription Charges 2017/2018
  • Transparency Code for Smaller Local Councils
  • Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments (SAAA) for 2017/18 – 2021/22 returns
  • NALC New Year Message
  • HR Matters
  • Grants

Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:40 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business; Circulars 2017, Useful

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