Local Council Award Scheme

The LCAS was launched by NALC in 2015. There are three levels, foundation (minimum best practice), quality (excellent practice and quality gold (exemplar practice).

The two higher levels require the clerk to be qualified (hold the CiLCA qualification) and have two-thirds of the council democratically elected (not co-opted).

All councils can achieve foundation level, and we would urge everyone to go for it. Undertaking the process is a good 'health-check' for councils, and the assessment is undertaken by an independent panel made up of peers and sector experts.

Most councils will have in place everything they need to be awarded foundation level.

It costs £50 to register, which you do directly with NALC; there is a further fee for assessment which varies depending on the size of the council and which LCAS level you are applying for.

Rodborough Parish Council is the latest council to register, and it is forming part of their overall improvement strategy.

If you would like a chat about the process please call GAPTC on (01452) 883388.

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2017 13:57 by Alison Robinson

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