Tags: Council business

Circular 3 now available

Circular 3 including:

  • Data Protection Bill and GDPR
  • GDPR Update - Training opportunity
  • Final call for Transparency Fund applications from smaller councils
  • Revised Legal Topic Notes
  • New Year message from Cllr Sue Baxter, NALC Chairman
  • Request to complete survey regarding funding for services in areas with a high proportion of second/holiday homes
  • Help to clean up the Country
  • Why councils need to take employee... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:51 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Circulars 2018, Council business, GDPR

Circular 2017 - 11 available

Includes information on:

  • DALC AGM
  • Nominations for President & Vice Presidents 2017-2018
  • DALC Survey
  • Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) training days
  • Councillor Essential Training Course

Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:01 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Circulars 2017, Council business, Useful Documents

Circular 2017 - 10 available

Information contained in this circular includes:

  • DALC Survey
  • Councillor from Derbyshire in the final 8 of NALC's Councillor of the Year Awards
  • HR responsibilities and Appraisals
  • Big Lottery Fund – Awards for All
  • Win up to £40K match funding
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • General Data Protection Regulations
  • Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) - Half-day workshop
  • The Litter Innovation Fund
  • Reminders – Events... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:54 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Circulars 2017, Council business, Useful Documents

DALC's AGM 2017 - draft Agenda released

DALC's 2017 AGM will be held on 11th October 2017 in the Gothic Warehouse at Cromford Mills, Cromford, DE4 3RQ, starting at 11am.

The draft Agenda is now available. If any Councillor or Clerk in Derbyshire would like to attend this meeting, please contact the DALC office. We look forward to welcoming you all and having your contribution on how we can best continue to serve the Councils in Derbyshire.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:00 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business

Circular 2017, no. 2

Latest circular now available with information on:

  • Subscription Charges 2017/2018
  • Transparency Code for Smaller Local Councils
  • Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments (SAAA) for 2017/18 – 2021/22 returns
  • NALC New Year Message
  • HR Matters
  • Grants

Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:40 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Circulars 2017, Council business, Useful

Communities Fund applications open

What is the Communities Fund? A £2.5m pot over the next 2 years from DCLG to provide funding to local authorities working with community groups to deliver solutions to entrenched social issues for example relating to:

• Early intervention and high cost individuals

• Adult social care

• Children's Services

• Employment Support

Applications to be made by 16th January 2017

Continue... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:24 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, Finance and Audit, Parishes

Locum Clerks

If your council is in need of locum clerk support, however brief, there is a legal requirement for that person to be employed by the council, with an appropriate contract. DALC have a template locum clerk contract available on request.

Posted: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:04 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business

Revised Legal Topic Notes

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

Tags: Council business

FREE Seminar - Audit

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

Tags: Council business