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ICCM Guidance on cemetery closure April 2020

ICCM guidance on the interpretation of legislation regarding the closure of cemeteries during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Wed, 15 Apr 2020

Governance and Acccountability for Smaller Authorities in England: Practitioner's Guide - March 2020

Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England - a Practitioners' Guide to Proper Practices to be applied in the preparation of statutory annual accounts and governance statements - March 2020. Please read in conjunction with the amendments list if you are familiar with this guide from previous years. Please also look out for the addendum which will update the dates in the document as per the government's Coronavirus legislation.

Tue, 14 Apr 2020

NALC response to extending audit deadlines 2020

NALC's response to the government consultation on extending the timeline for audit submissions due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

How to join a Zoom meeting - notes

Set of notes to send to those wishing to join a council meeting being held on Zoom

Thu, 02 Apr 2020

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2020 DALC Internal Audit Recommended Checklist

Internal Audit recommended checklist for year ending 31 March 2020

Wed, 18 Mar 2020

Interview skills guidance

The first of a series of guidance notes on best practice for recruiting staff, including interview questions.

Tue, 04 Feb 2020

HR Council News Dec 2019

Update on proposals for changes to employment law in 2020.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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Circular 2019-13

December circular

DALC Annual General Meeting
• Spring Seminar – New Venue – 12 March 2020
• Grant Funding Training Course
• Website Accessibility Regulations
• Good Councillor's Guide to Transport Planning
• Local Councils tackling loneliness
• Vehicular Activated Speed Signs: Guidance from NALC
• Legal Briefing – pre-election publicity
• HR Matters: New Employment regulations
• Law and Good practice reminder: Confidential minutes
• What's in the pipeline?: Code of conduct for councillors

Thu, 05 Dec 2019

HR Council News Nov 2019

HR newsletter giving changes in legislation from April 2020

Mon, 18 Nov 2019

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Good Councillor's Guide to Transport Planning

NALC guide to transport planning

Mon, 11 Nov 2019

Tree Charter tree application form

For Councils signed up to the Tree Charter, application form for trees from the Woodland Trust. Completed form to be sent to the Woodland Trust at

Fri, 04 Oct 2019

Tree Charter sign up form

Form to complete for the Council to sign up to the Tree Charter. To be returned on completion to NALC either directly or through DALC.

Fri, 04 Oct 2019

Good Employer guide

Employment guidance - produced by the National Association of Local Councils

Fri, 30 Aug 2019

2019 Agenda for DALC AGM - DRAFT

Draft Agenda for the DALC 2019 AGM

Thu, 15 Aug 2019

Clerk Higher Education Qualification Prospectus 2020: Community Governance

An advanced qualification for local council officers who work with local communities.

The qualification has a number of benefits including being;

• Unique - targeted at local council officers
• Flexible - allows for specialist topics to be studied facilitating work-based learning
• Part-time - allows students to get a qualification while they work and features three 24-hour study days each year
• Supportive - student support is offered throughout the course in the form of an online learning environment, as well as a professional, experienced teaching team

Students can gain a Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE): Community Governance (Level 4), Foundation Degree: Community Governance (Level 5) or BA Hons: Community Governance (Level 6).

The Community Governance course is provided through De Montfort University (DMU), who were awarded Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework and are an internationally recognised centre of excellence on local government.

Mon, 12 Aug 2019

By deeds and their results: How we will strengthen our communities and nation

July 2019 Government document setting out the plans for communities, including strengthening the purpose and role of parish and town councils.

Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Circular 2019-07

DALC Excellence Awards – Year 2
• Community Organising Training – change of date
• Summary of House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Rural Economy
• Town and Parish Council VE Day 75 – 8 May 2020
• Use of the Council Seal
• Councillor Essential Training Course – 3 July 2019

Tue, 04 Jun 2019

Good Councillor's Guide to Finance and Transparency

Support to Councillors to help them understand their obligations and commitments with public money - both generally and under the Transparency Code requirements.

Thu, 23 May 2019

Rural Economy: Summary of House of Lords Select Committee Report 2019

NALC summary of the report with pertinent points for parish and town councils

Thu, 02 May 2019

Governance and Accountability: Summary of changes for 2019

Summary of the changes from 2018 in the Practitioner's Guide

Tue, 09 Apr 2019