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Parish and Town Councils may not need to appoint a DPO

The Government has tabled an amendment to its own Data Protection Bill to exempt all parish and town councils and parish meetings in England and community and town councils in Wales from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Officials from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have confirmed with us that all other measures will... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:29 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, GDPR

Opportunity to provide views on the National Planning Policy Framework

Contribute to the sector response on this by providing your council's views by 20th April 2018.

Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:54 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Consultations

Office Closure for Easter

The DALC Office will be closed from 29th March to 4th April inclusive. We will be checking emails periodically and will try to respond to anything urgent.

Posted: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:06 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Useful

Code of Conduct Training

Ashbourne Town Council have kindly offered to host the above training and open it to any councillors for other parish or town councils who may wish to attend. The session will run from 6pm for about 2 hours and the cost is £45. Please contact Glen for more information and to book a place.

Posted: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:00 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Training

2018 Spring Seminar programme is now confirmed

Our 2018 Spring Seminar is on 17th April at Morley Hayes Conference Centre just outside Derby.

If you would like to book a place, please contact the office. The cost for the day, including lunch and refreshments is just £50.

Posted: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:52 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Spring Seminar

Circular 2018 - 04 now available

Circular 4 now available

Posted: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:00 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Circulars 2018, GDPR, NALC

GDPR Toolkit from NALC now available

NALC have released a toolkit to support local councils' compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations. This can be downloaded by member councils but please note that the document is 60 pages long.

Posted: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 16:42 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, GDPR, NALC, Data Protection

Circular 3 now available

Circular 3 including:

  • Data Protection Bill and GDPR
  • GDPR Update - Training opportunity
  • Final call for Transparency Fund applications from smaller councils
  • Revised Legal Topic Notes
  • New Year message from Cllr Sue Baxter, NALC Chairman
  • Request to complete survey regarding funding for services in areas with a high proportion of second/holiday homes
  • Help to clean up the Country
  • Why councils need to take employee... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:51 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, Circulars 2018, GDPR

2018 Circular 2 available

Latest news in the parish sector including updates on the audit process for 2017/18

Posted: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:17 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Finance and Audit, Circulars 2018

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