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NALC renews call for law changes to ensure high standards of conduct in public life

NALC renews call for law changes to ensure high standards of conduct in public life

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has renewed its call on the government to change the law to ensure high standards of conduct in public life.

The plea comes ahead of consideration in the House of Lords of the Local Government (Disqualification) Bill that will disqualify individuals convicted of sexual offences from running for public office or retaining their seat if already elected.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 11:04 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Civility And Public Life, Code Of Conduct, Respect

Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant

At this time of heightened awareness of war, Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils support this covenant and encourage our communities to continue to be inclusive and aware of all needs.

Sign the covenant - Armed Forces Covenant

Posted: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 10:51 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: Armed Forces, Covenant, Sign, Ukraine, War

Ukraine - NALC briefing

Please find attached a briefing produced by NALC proving you with information on what local councils can do in repsonse to the the Ukraine crisis.

Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 10:41 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC briefing, Ukraine

Principle Authority's Duty of Care

Recent case – liability for acting ineffectually?

A recent Court of Appeal case has held that public authorities do not generally owe a duty of care in the case of a principal authority "where it has intervened but has done so ineffectually" in a way which fails to confer a benefit rather than making matters worse.

In the case of Tindall and another v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 09:31 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: Acting Ineffectually, Duty Of Care, Prevent Harm, Principle Authority

Taking Office and Holding Meetings

NALC advice for when councillors take office and councils with elections can hold their annual meeting. The 2022 local election date is 5 May.

Paragraph 7 (1) of Schedule 12 to the Local Government Act 1972 provides that 'a parish council shall in every year hold an annual meeting'. Paragraph 7 (2) says 'in a year which is a year of ordinary elections of parish councillors, the annual meeting of a parish... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 09:22 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: Council Meetings, Elections, Meetings, Taking Office

Section 137 limit for 2022/23

Government confirms Section 137 expenditure limit for 2022/23

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has notified @NALC that the appropriate sum for the purpose of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 for local councils in England for 2022/23 is £8.82 per elector.

Posted: Tue, 15 Feb 2022 11:43 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: Expenditure, Power Of Last Resort, Power To Spend, Powers, Section 137, Spending

Menopause Awareness - Free webinar on Wednesday 9th March 2022 at 12.00pm

Menopause Awareness

Free webinar online
On Wednesday 9th March 2022
At 12.00 - 1.30pm

Menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workforce, yet the subject of living with the menopause at work is seldom talked about.

UNISON invites you to a lunch and learn event about the menopause and work.

All staff are welcome to attend the event, where we will discuss the issues surrounding menopause... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Feb 2022 16:33 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Free, Menopause, Training

Third CiLCA mentoring session underway

Third CiLCA mentoring session underway

Clerks making the most of the CiLCA mentoring service GAPTC offers for CiLCA students. Our first face2face meant a networking opportunity too. With this fantastic guidance we're ready to complete the next batch of learning outcomes.

Posted: Wed, 09 Feb 2022 11:59 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: CiLCA, CiLCA Certificate in Local Council Administration, Clerks, Continuous Professional Development, Councillors, mentoring

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Fund - councillor support

As you may be aware, the PCC launched their Commissioner's Fund last week, to align with the new Police and Crime Prevention Plan. The PCC are asking for applications from charities and other not for profit organisations – they can bid for up to £5k per year, for two years. All projects must address one or more of my new crime fighting priorities and contribute to community safety. Within... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Feb 2022 17:53 by Alison Robinson

Tags: PCC, Police and Crime Commissioner, community engagement, engagement, funding

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