Due to the Coronavirus situation our office move has been delayed. We are not expecting to move into our new premises until at least 20th April, pending further government guidance. Please send all communications to our address shown on this website.
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:03 by Wendy Amis
Many local councils were planning to get involved in national events and celebrations such as Great British Spring Clean and VE Day 75, these have been postponed. The national commemorations to mark VE Day 75 on 8 May are being scaled back and the government is working on new plans to ensure the nation can still thank the Second World War generation on VE Day in May and provide the fitting tribute... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:13 by Wendy Amis
The National Allotment Society has issued useful guidance on how to manage allotments in accordance with government regulations.
Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:12 by Wendy Amis
The The APCC, Cremation Society, FBCA and ICCM has issued a joint statement following the Coronavirus Act being passed last week. It includes the following instruction relating to the closure of cemeteries:
Closure of Crematoria in England On March 26 2020 the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force. The Regulations were made in response to the serious... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:25 by Wendy Amis
Please see below the message sent to smaller authorities by the external auditors:
We are appointed by Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Ltd (SAAA) as the external auditor of your smaller authority for the 5 financial years from 2017/18 to 2021/22. We would normally write to you as the 2019/20 financial year ends to provide instructions for the completion of the Annual Governance... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 12:00 by Wendy Amis
The Government announcement on Monday 16th March in light of the coronavirus, significantly affects how the public should now act and behave into the foreseeable future. In response, it's vital that the managers of community buildings are taking the necessary precautionary steps and are keeping abreast of the latest information issued by the government.
The primary aim is to delay the spread of the... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 16:29 by Wendy Amis
UPDATE 10am 17th March - from NALC
ROBERT JENRICK MP REAFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR COUNCILS IN THEIR CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
- Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP has today addressed over 300 council leaders in England
- Jenrick reaffirmed Government's commitment to giving councils the support they need to contribute to the national effort
- He also confirmed a series of practical measures which will give... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:10 by Wendy Amis
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Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:05 by Wendy Amis
As you may know, the clerk salary scales reflect those of the public sector, negotiated nationally. As yet, there has been no agreement on the pay award for 2020-21.
On 5th February the Employers made a pay offer of 2% for the 2020 pay award, which has been rejected by the joint trade unions. Negotiations are continuing but it would be wise for local Councils to budget for an amount in excess of 2%... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:10 by Wendy Amis
AS usual, DALC's Spring Seminar schedule has something for everyone! Not only a new venue - the imposing Alfreton Hall, pictured - but also a wide variety of expert speakers and exhibitors.
Come and join us on March 12th to hear presentations on youth engagement in local politics, new initiatives on helping the elderly, a first-hand account of dealing with an emergency situation (Whaley Bridge's dam... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:58 by Wendy Amis