Tags: Governance and Accountability

LCAS success

LCAS success

Congratulations to Quedgeley Town Council on achieving Quality Gold in the Local Council Award Scheme.

The assessment panel met with the council (staff and councillors) today and a tour of projects/services was provided.

This is a brilliant achievement and shows another local council working to an exemplar standard.

Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:44 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Gloucester City, Governance and Accountability, LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, compliance, quality

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

GDPR update and new NALC toolkit

· Many county associations and councils are already busy working towards and getting ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements and now NALC has produced the new GDPR toolkit, prepared by the law firm Winckworth Sherwood, it is available on the NALC website. Together with training and support provided by county associations, NALC's... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:53 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GDPR, General Data Protect Regulation, Information Commissioner, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Transparency, governance and accountability, lobby day, rural proofing

Transparency Fund application success

Congratulations to the following councils who have secured money from the Transparency Fund.

Brimpsfield PC - £259.07

Toddington PC - £279.11

Somerford Keynes PC - £550

Gretton PC - £650

Twigworth PC - £230

Stoke Orchard & Tredington PC - £1,844.75

Southrop PC - £924

Woolaston PC - £2,250

Standish PC - £981.42

TOTAL: £7,968.35

Posted: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Funding, Governance and Accountability, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Transparency, Transparency Fund, compliance

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

National Council's biggest ever Lobby Day!

·National Council held its third parliamentary Lobby Day on 28th March. Collectively we engaged with nearly 80 members of the Houses of Parliament including northern powerhouse minister (and former parish councillor) Andrew Percy MP, sports minister Tracey Crouch MP, shadow ministers John Healey MP and Kate Hollern MP, chairman of the Local Government... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:35 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Governance and Accountability, Lobby Day, Transparency Fund

Transparency Code compliance - spot checks

NALC, in line with their work with DCLG regarding compliance with the Transparency Code, have initiated 'spot checks' for smaller councils.

The information that should be online is:

  • · All items of expenditure above £100
  • · Published end of year accounts
  • · Annual governance statement
  • · Internal audit report
  • · List of councillors responsibilities
  • · The details... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:13 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Governance and Accountability, News, Transparency, compliance, smaller councils