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
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
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
Now in their third year, DALC's Excellence Awards also moved 'online' at the AGM, and winners were as follows:
BHIB Council of the Year – Ripley 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
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
Following the announcements yesterday, from 24 September, if you are running a village hall or community centre, this must close by 10pm, groups of no more than 6 are allowed, and those groups can't then mingle. Staff must also wear masks, as must customers, unless seated to eat or drink.
It was also announced that indoor organised sport for over 18s will no longer be exempt from the rule of 6 (other... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:21 by Wendy Amis
On 18 September 2020, new regulations came into force making it a legal requirement for venues to log details of visitors, customers, and staff. Local council venues and buildings that allow public access or bookings must:
- Have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff
- Register for an official NHS QR code and display the official NHS QR poster from... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:29 by Wendy Amis
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 were made on 13 September and came in to force on 14 September, at 12.01. They amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 ("the Principal Regulations"), so that people may not participate in social gatherings, in any place, in groups of more than six,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:47 by Wendy Amis
NALC have published the agreed pay award for the sector for 2020/21.
Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:41 by Wendy Amis
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