We have been made aware today that just 75% of councils across Derbyshire have submitted their AGAR (Annual Governance and Accountability Return) to date. This is already 2 weeks beyond the submission deadline and we have been asked to inform you that any councils that have not sent in their submission, or are in receipt of confirmation of an extended deeadline from PKF Littlejohn, by Monday 15th July... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:50 by Wendy Amis
YES, it's that time of year again! Following on from the success of our very first Excellence Awards in 2018, we're now inviting entries for this year's competition.
So… have you made a difference to your local community?
Has your council done work to be proud of?
Does your clerk or councillor go the extra mile to do a great job?
If the answer is 'yes' to any of the above, you need to send us a... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:56 by Wendy Amis
With information on:
- 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
Posted: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:54 by Wendy Amis
The office will be closed 19th April - 22 April. If you have an urgent matter please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Posted: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:57 by Wendy Amis
Latest circular available now for download including information on:
- Spring Seminar
- Preparations for a no-deal Brexit and local elections
- Final local government finance settlement
- Parliamentary Inquiry into ethical standards in local government published
- HR Advice on Short Service Contracts and Dismissals
- Open letter to Councillors from NALC Chair
- Great British Spring Clean 2019
- Arnold-Baker on Local Council... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:15 by Wendy Amis
The agenda for DALC's Spring Seminar has now been finalised. Topics include cyber security, social media and the Community Organising movement. Venue - Willersley Castle.
Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 16:34 by Wendy Amis
Following the introduction of the National Living Wage, the National Joint Council for local government, which agrees on pay and conditions for employers applying national terms, has introduced a new pay spine effective from 2 April 2019. You can read about how that effects clerks employed on the national agreement terms agreed between NALC and the Society of Local Council Clerks in our employment... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:55 by Wendy Amis
Get involved in #OurDay
This campaign, run by the Local Government Association, gives everyone who works or volunteers in local public services – including local councils – the chance to share their stories of the brilliant work you do through the power of social media about how you improve the quality of life for your communities. Last year the campaign reached more than 31 million people,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:18 by Wendy Amis
THE County's leading clerk, councillor and council received DALC Excellence Awards at a ceremony in Derby today.
Sponsored by BHIB Councils Insurance, the Council of the Year prize went to Ripley Town Council - town clerk Linda McCormick is pictured receiving the award from BHIB's Lee Cleaver.
DALC's Clerk of the Year is Liz Page of Belper Town Council, and Councillor of the Year is Paul Yorke of Crich... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:38 by Wendy Amis