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DALC awards publicised

DALC awards publicised

A Derbyshire awards 'first' was publicised in Clerks & Councils Direct magazine this month.

Clerk Jayne Simpson and Cllr Dexter Bullock, both of Blackwell Parish Council, were pictured with their DALC Excellence Awards - marking the first time a council has won two awards in the same year.

Jayne, who won the Blachere Illumination-sponsored clerk category, said: 'Things are particularly challenging... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:48 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Awards

New Year letter to all councillors from NALC

Cllr Sue Baxter, the Chair of NALC has sent a letter to all Councillors, commending them on their efforts over 2020 and looking ahead to 2021.

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 15:28 by Wendy Amis

Tags: NALC; Councillors

Happy New Year... from all at DALC

A slightly belated Happy New Year from all of us here at DALC.

As we enter another challenging period, with lockdown impacting on all our lives, please remember that we're here to help.

With nearly 200 of Derbyshire's parish and town councils in DALC membership, there's every chance that your query or concern is one we've dealt with before - so please share the burden and get in touch.

In the meantime,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 13:08 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Events

DALC's 3rd Annual Excellence Awards: Winners Announced

Now in their third year, DALC's Excellence Awards also moved 'online' at the AGM, and winners were as follows:

BHIB Council of the YearRipley Town Council; Highly Commended – Hartshorne PC.

Blachere Illumination Clerk of the Year – Jayne Simpson, Blackwell PC; Highly Commended – Emma Smith (Barlow PC), Charlotte Taylor (Wingerworth PC)

Councillor of the Year – Cllr Dexter... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 12:18 by Wendy Amis

Tags: AGM, awards

NALC's response to the Planning White Paper Nov 2020

NALC is urging government to ensure that any changes to the planning regime enshrine a strong role for the local council sector, including the need to strengthen neighbourhood planning and to put emphasis on building design.

Posted: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 12:16 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Consultations, NALC, Planning

New Pay Award for 2020/21 announced

NALC have published the agreed pay award for the sector for 2020/21.

Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:41 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, HR

Guidance on Play Areas

On 26 June, the government produced guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms. NALC will be engaging with the government on the impractical nature of much of this guidance and the financial implication for local councils.

RoSPA has provided NALC with additional information to complement government guidance:

The government has announced that in England children's playgrounds are allowed to open... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:34 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Coronavirus, Useful

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