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Cornwall Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Cornwall

Calc Cornish Tin Mine

County Executive Officer: Sarah Mason
Unit 1, 1 Riverside House
Heron Way Newham, Truro


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Application form for Clerk position

Application form template for a Clerk.

Sun, 01 Sep 2013

Draft Job Description RFO

A responsible finance officer (RFO) is appointed by each local council in accordance with Local Government Act 1972 section 151. The following is a comprehensive list of duties which relate to the statutory post.

Sun, 01 Sep 2013

An Introduction to Borrowing by Parish Councils

'This fact-sheet summarises the arrangements for lawful borrowing by local (parish and town) councils.

1. A parish council may borrow funds but will normally require the formal written approval of the Secretary of State.'

Sun, 01 Sep 2013

FOI Policy for Handling Requests

Within 20 working days of receipt of your written request the Council will:

  • confirm to you whether or not it holds the information
  • advise you if a fee will be charged
  • provide you with the information (after any relevant fee has been paid) unless an exemption applies (see 'Exemptions' paragraph below).
  • FOI Policy for Handling Requests (MS Word, 164 Kb)

Sun, 01 Sep 2013

LTN-10 Royal Visits

LTN-10 Royal Visits- March 2013

This Legal Topic Note explains the formalities and rules of precedence associated with a visit to a town; parish or community by a member of the Royal Family or the Lord-Lieutenant.

Fri, 01 Mar 2013

Tags: LTN, Event, NALC, Legal

LTN-12 Titles of Dignity

LTN-12 Titles of Dignity- March 2013

Individuals may enjoy special status in their local area in a variety of different ways. Such status can be by appointment, by conferment or by admission. This Legal Topic Note concentrates on the titles of freemen, officers of dignity and honorary freemen and free-women.

Fri, 01 Mar 2013

Tags: LTN, Legal, NALC

LTN-30 Defamation

LTN-30 Defamation- February 2013

A defamatory statement is one "which tends to lower a person in the estimation of right-thinking members of society generally or to cause him to be shunned or avoided or to expose him to hatred, contempt or ridicule, or to convey an imputation on him disparaging or injurious to him in his office, profession, calling, trade or business" (Halsbury's Laws of England).

Fri, 01 Feb 2013

Tags: LTN, Legal, NALC

LTN-84 Community Right to Challenge

LTN-84 Community Right to Challenge- January 2013

The Community Right to Challenge allows parish councils (amongst others) to declare an interest in running a service normally provided by a principle authority.

The result of such a declaration is that the principle authority has to decide whether the service can feasibly be run by the challenging body.

Tue, 01 Jan 2013

Tags: LTN, Legal, NALC

LTN-78 Equality Act 2010

LTN-78 Equality Act 2010- January 2013

This LTN covers the provisions of the Equality Act 2010. The 2010 Act replaces and brings together previous legislation.

Tue, 01 Jan 2013

LTN-38 Data Protection

LTN-38 Data Protection- January 2013

The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on 1 March 2000. The Act gives effect in UK Law to the 1995 EC Data Protection Directive. It strengthens and extends the data protection regime created by the Data Protection Act 1984 which it replaces.

Tue, 01 Jan 2013

Tags: LTN, Legal, NALC

Salary and Benchmarking Guide

A CALC guide to Salaries and Benchmarking- please note these do not contain the most up to date salary scales. Please refer to the up to date salary scales before using this document.

Tue, 01 Jan 2013

LTN-52 Temporary Use of Allotment Land Appendix

LTN-52 Temporary Use of Allotment Land Appendix

Appendix for the Legal Topic Note 52 (2012) 'Temporary use of Allotment Land'.

Thu, 01 Nov 2012

LTN-52 Temporary use of allotment land

LTN-52 Temporary use of allotment land- November 2012

Legal Topic Note 52 (2012) outlines the legalities of using land dedicated as allotment land, temporarily for other purposes.

Thu, 01 Nov 2012

Allotment Tenancy Agreement Template

NALC have provided this 'Allotment Tenancy Agreement' for an allotment garden.

Thu, 01 Nov 2012

LTN-45 Disposal and Appropriation of Land

LTN-45 Disposal and Appropriation of Land- December 2016

Section 126(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 provides that any land belonging to a local council which is not required for the purpose for which it was acquired, or has since been appropriated, may be appropriated for any other purpose for which the council is authorised by statute to acquire land by agreement.

S.126(2) empowers a parish meeting in a parish without a separate council to appropriate land not required for its original purpose, or which has since been appropriated, for some other purpose approved by the Secretary of State.

Thu, 01 Nov 2012

The Code of Conduct: A Guide for City, Town & Parish Councillors

On 1 July 2012 The Localism Act 2011, and Regulations made under it,brought about the removal of the statutory Code of Conduct. This wasreplaced by a requirement in the Act for each Council to maintain highstandards of conduct and to adopt a code that deals with the conduct ofmembers and co-opted members when they are acting in that capacity.

As a result of these changes Cornwall Council adopted a Code of Conduct on 3 July 2012. In discussions with the Cornwall Association of Local Councils thisCode was adapted to meet the needs of the City, Community, Town and ParishCouncils in Cornwall and was sent out to them for adoption as an InterimCode.

This guidance relates to the amended Code recommended for adoption byCity, Community, Town and Parish Councils in Cornwall in October 2012.

Mon, 01 Oct 2012

Openness and transparency on personal interests

This guide on personal interests gives basic practical information about how to be open and transparent about your personal interests. It is designed to help councillors, including parish councillors, now that new standards arrangements have been introduced by the Localism Act 2011

The national rules require your council's code of conduct to comply with the Seven Principles of Public Life, and to set out how, in conformity with the rules, you will have to disclose and register your pecuniary and your other interests. Within these rules it is for your council to decide what its code of conduct says.

Mon, 01 Oct 2012

Equal Opportunities Policy

'... Town/Parish Council's intention is to be an effective Equal Opportunities organisation. This means it will do everything in its power to ensure that everyone has equal access, and is treated with respect, in relation to employment opportunities, to its services and to all its activities.'

This model document is for a town/ parish council to use as the basis for their equal opportunities policy

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

Capability Proceedure

This procedure should be used primarily for supporting, enhancing and improving the performance of employees.

In accordance with the Employment Rights Act 1996, Human Rights Act 1998 and the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary Procedures this procedure sets out a framework for resolving issues relating to poor performance. The procedure aims to ensure that consistent and fair treatment is given to individuals.

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

Part Time Leave- Calculation Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet enables you to calculate the annual leave allowance for a part time member of staff.

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

Annual Leave Policy

The annual leave year runs from 1st April to 31st March.

The minimum paid annual leave entitlement is twenty one days, plus two statutory days with a further four days after five years continuous service. Staff employed on a part-time basis will be entitled to leave on a pro-rata basis.

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

Clerk Vacancy Advertisement

This document provides an outline for a poster advertising a Town/ Parish council vacancy for a Clerk.

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

Sample Advertisement for Parish Clerk

This document provides exaples of adverts for a Clerk, for small, medium and large town/ parish councils.

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

Interview Assessment Template

This is a template for an interview assessment.

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

Sample Clerk Assessment

This Excel document is a format for you to follow when conducting an assessment for a clerk.

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

Absence Management Policy

The Council is committed to providing effective, high quality service to all its customers and to optimising the contribution of all employees. As part of this aim it is essential that throughout the organisation all employees are committed to maximising attendance.

The Council is concerned for the wellbeing of its employees and seeks to protect their health and safety by creating a safe working environment. In return the Council expects all employees to take reasonable care of their own health, seek medical help whenever appropriate and to attend work when fit to do so.

The Council recognises that genuine medical grounds will occasionally result in employee absence. It is the Council's policy to treat all such sickness absence in a fair, sensitive and consistent manner across all areas of the workforce.

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

Working Hours and Overtime Policy

'The Working Time Regulations 1998 (as amended) outline that employees should not work more than 48 hours per week on average. An individual employee may agree to work more than 48 hours a week. If so, he or she should sign the opt-out agreement found in Appendix 1, which they can cancel at any time. The employee must give 1 months notice to cancel the opt out agreement.

Employees cannot be fairly dismissed or subjected to detriment for refusing to sign an opt-out.

The Town/Parish Clerk will keep a record of who has agreed to work longer hours.'

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Policy

'All women, regardless of their length of service, are entitled to 26 weeks ordinary maternity leave (OML) and 26 weeks additional maternity leave (AML) providing a right to one year's maternity leave in total.

Maternity leave shall commence no earlier than 11 weeks before the EWC, or from the time of childbirth if that is earlier. From the beginning of the fourth week before the EWC a woman's maternity leave is triggered if she is absent because of her pregnancy e.g. due to a pregnancy-related illness or fatigue.'

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

Return to Work Form

To accompany absence management, this return to work form assists with any return to work discussion.

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

LTN-21 Village Halls- Local Council Help

LTN-21 Village Halls- Local Council Help- August 2012

The relationship between village halls and local councils is, in many ways, a special one. Village halls or community centres provide a low cost venue for a variety of local organisations and community activities in general. Local councils often provide financial support or give further assistance to help the running of a village hall.

Wed, 01 Aug 2012

Tags: LTN, Legal, NALC