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DALC's Spring Seminar line-up announced

DALC's Spring Seminar line-up announced

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

Tags: Events, Spring Seminar

DALC's 2nd annual Excellence Awards presented

DALC's 2nd annual Excellence Awards presented

'CONGRATULATIONS!' to the winners of our 2nd annual Excellence Awards, presented at yesterday's AGM in Chesterfield.

Overall winner of the BHIB Council of the Year award is Charlesworth Parish Council (pictured), with the Councillor of the Year going to Olwen Wilson of Middleton-by-Wirksworth.

Winner of the Blachere Illumination Clerk of the Year is Phillip Woodward of Pilsley Parish Council.

Posted: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:42 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Events, agm, awards, excellence

Changes to PWLB lending rates

Last week a whole percentage point increase in the rate of borrowing from the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) with immediate effect was announced.

The move has increased the rate for a PWLB 50-year new maturity loan from 1.81% to 2.82% overnight.

This restores interest rates to levels available in 2018, by increasing the margin that applies to new loans from the PWLB by 100bps (one percentage point) on... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:48 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, Finance and Audit

No Cap on Precept requests from Parish and Town Councils

The Government has confirmed that the 3 year moratorium on the application of the referendum principles (sometimes known as "capping") to local parish and town councils is to continue for 2020-21.

However the Government 'remains concerned about the pressure placed on taxpayers from thousands of town and parish councils across England' and expects them to exercise 'even greater restraint' for 2020/21.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:41 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, Finance and Audit

External Audit Submission Deadline

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

Tags: Finance and Audit

DALC Excellence Awards Year 2 launch

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

Tags: Council business

Circular 2019-07 is now available

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

Tags: Circulars 2019, Council business

Easter Arrangements

The office will be closed 19th April - 22 April. If you have an urgent matter please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Posted: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:57 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Useful

Circular 2019-03

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

Tags: Circulars 2019

Spring Seminar agenda released

Spring Seminar agenda released

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

Tags: Events, Spring Seminar

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