Cllr. Guy Martin has now been appointed as a Neighbourhood Planning Champion under the auspices of the Government Department for Communities and Local Government. He has been involved in the Neighbourhood Planning process for five years with the, now in place, Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Area Neighbourhood Plan and in the past has visited councils in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Staffordshire.He will be... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:46 by Wendy Amis
Legal Topic Note (LTN) 79: Staff Pensions has been updated. It includes reference to postponing/delaying implementation (paragraph 14), safeguarding individuals (paragraph 15)and re-enrolment (paragraph 17).
The Note can be found on this website under Documents / Legal Topic Notes
Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2016 12:19 by Wendy Amis
NALC has published new editions of two Legal Topic Notes (LTNs), summarised below.
LTN 17 – Control of dogs has been generally reviewed and updated . The most significant amendments explain public space protection orders (PSPOs) which were introduced by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Under this Act, principal authorities in England and Wales may make PSPOs to, for example,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:37 by Wendy Amis
What is in this for local councils?
This LAIS will be of interest to local councils concerned about the impact of Government's housing strategy, insufficient levels of affordable housing, problems integrating sizeable developments with sufficient infrastructure and the sustainability of their community for future generations.
A new report has been published by the Campaign for Rural England (CPRE) pointedly... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:07 by Wendy Amis
NALC, funded by the UK Government, has released the application form for funding for smaller authorities who need to be compliant with the requirements of the "Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities".
All Smaller Authorities should comply with the Transparency Code, and DCLG recognises that access to funding will be needed by some smaller councils to fully meet the transparency requirements.
The application... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:41 by Wendy Amis
Legal Topic Note (LTN) 56: The provision of play and sports equipment on village greens has been amended to include reference to the Open Spaces Act 1906 and simplified.
This LTN can be found under documents in the members' section.
Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:14 by Wendy Amis
Legal Topic Note (LTN) 35-Contracts has been amended
LTN 35 now includes new guidance about breach of contractual obligations. Guidance about the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, now repealed, has been removed. The revised LTN can be found under "Legal Topic Notes" in the Documents section of this website
A new Legal Topic Note, LTN 87- Procurement has been published.
LTN 87 includes new guidance about... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:30 by Wendy Amis
LAIS Local Associations Information Service
DALC are providing their members with an additional service. The Local Associations Information Service (LAIS) provides details of selected national consultations/initiatives translated into a summary box of key points together with further details for those who want it.
The first two LAIS documents are on:
Fly Grazing (LAIS 1381) Precept Data (LAIS 1382)
and... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:44 by Wendy Amis
Legal Topic Note 73 (Community Governance Reviews (England)) has been revised to include changes made to community governance reviews by the Legislative Reform (Community Governance Reviews) Order 2015. The 2015 Order:
- reduces the number of signatures required for a valid community governance petitions (see paragraph 10)
- introduces a community governance application (see paragraph 12)
- reduces the time... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:14 by Wendy Amis
The National Association of Local Councils have produced a Procurement Toolkit "A Guide to Understanding Procurement" which is now available for member councils to download from the Documents section of this website (under useful documents).
Posted: Tue, 19 May 2015 12:45 by Wendy Amis