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
Two new documents have been made available under the Finance and Audit section of "Documents" on this website:
* Council Accounts - A Guide to your Rights (Inspection of Accounts by the Public) (April 2015)
* NALC Finance Topic Note "Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Commencement Orders" (April 2015) (External Audit arrangements current and future positions)
In addition Governance and Accountability... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:53 by Wendy Amis
See under "Documents" "training" for the latest list of DALC Training opportunities - now booking
Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:07 by Wendy Amis
The Certificate in Local Council Administration 2015 will be launched on 20 April 2015.
The DALC training portfolio guide and learning agreement, and the Continuous Professional Development points system can be viewed under CiLCA and Training in the "documents" section of this website.
Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:05 by Wendy Amis
The following Legal Topic Notes have been revised (April 2015) and are available to view under "Documents Legal Topic Notes"
LTN 15 - Legal Proceedings
The revised LTN 15 includes an explanation about the following:
• the conduct expected of parties before legal proceedings are commenced;
• useful weblinks e.g. to a directory of mediators and solicitors;
• the time limits for issuing legal... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:41 by Wendy Amis
Free Audit Information Session delivered by Grant Thornton
We have arranged for a senior representative from Grant Thornton to run a briefing for member councils on 28 April 2015 to outline how they will be running this year's audit (i.e. 2014-15's audit) including a Q&A, and address issues encountered last year. This is NOT a training course.
The session will be held at Hulland Ward Millennium Village... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:50 by Wendy Amis
NOTE!! Thursday 9 April 4pm is the deadline for the delivery of nomination papers to your district/borough council. Some authorities have sent paper copies of nomination forms to town and parish councils, others will be directing your councillors and anyone interested in standing for office to an online link to download the necessary forms. Please be aware of the process your own district... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:29 by Wendy Amis
NALC is pleased to announce the launch of its Star Councils 2015 awards (https://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/star-councils-2015-awards).The Star Councils awards are our opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of member councils and County Associations – both within and outside of the sector.We will do this not only through the awards event itself in October 2015, but also through... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:12 by Wendy Amis
The Local Government (Electronic Communications) (England) Order 2015 will come into effect on 30th January 2015, thereby enabling the use of electronic communications in the sending of summonses to members of Parish Councils in England to Parish Council meetings.
Members may only receive summonses electronically where they consent to it being transmitted by this method and they may at any time withdraw... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:17 by Wendy Amis