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LTN2 The Chairman of local councils

On April 9, 2018, a new Legal Topic Note was published by NALC on The Chairman of local councils.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018

LTN87 Procurement

This LTN Is regarding the process by which contracts are awarded to third parties

Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Tags: LTN, Legal

LTN82 Compulsory Purchase Orders

The purpose of this LTN is to explain the circumstances in which a parish council may compulsorily purchase land and the procedure for doing so.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018

LTN-70 The Local Environment

This LTN advises local councils of various matters that may affect the local environment and its appearance.

Fri, 01 Sep 2017

Tags: NALC, LTN, Legal

LTN-54 Protection of Ownerless Common Land and Village Greens

Legal Topic Note 54-July 2017

Some Village Greens and common land in England and Wales have no known owners. Local Authorities (including local councils) have the power to protect such land.

This note will look at the relevant law, which is mainly set out in section 43 of the Commons Act 2006 and in sections 38 of the 2006 Act.

Sat, 01 Jul 2017

LTN-28 Basic Charity Law

LTN-28 Basic Charity Law- April 2017

Legal Topic Note detailing the principal roles played by local councils in the trusteeship of charities.

Tue, 02 May 2017

LTN-18 Powers to provide Parking Spaces

LTN-18 Powers to provide Parking Spaces- March 2017

This LTN has recently been recast to provide a more logical structure and, in particular, to clarify the differences between England and Wales.

Local Councils' have the power to provide parking spaces under section 57 of the 1984 Act.

The section can only be used by councils when they consider it is necessary to provide parking facilities to:

-relieve or prevent traffic congestion; or

-preserve local amenities

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

LTN-20 Markets and Other Events

LTN-20 Markets and Other Events-March 2017

LTN-20 has recently been amended to remove some internet links that are no longer valid.

Local Authorities (including parish and community councils, but not parish or community meetings) are empowered to establish or acquire markets in their area pursuant to section 50 of the Food Act 1984 and local authorities exercising the power are known as "market authorities".

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

Tags: LTN, Legal, Event, NALC

LTN-4 Powers of a Community Meeting in Communities without a separate Community Council

LTN-4 Powers of a Community Meeting in Communities without a separate Community Council-March 2017

LTN 4 has been updated to reflect the changes to the establishment and dissolution of community councils following the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011.

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

Tags: LTN, NALC

LTN-11 Celebrations and Similar Events

LTN-11 Celebrations and Similar Events- March 2017

LTN-11 has been updated to include references to LTN 88 on event licensing and section 138B of the 1972 Act in respect of events and celebrations with a religious flavour.

Parish, town and community councils often wish to celebrate some national event (e.g. Royal Jubilee) or a local event (e.g. anniversary of the council). The celebration may be marked by a single event (such as a street party) or by a permanent object (such plaque or sign) or a combination. This advice is of general application in respect of the powers of local councils to organise celebratory events or objects and to incur expenditure for that purpose. This Legal Topic Note sets out the relevant statutory and other legal provisions.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017

Tags: LTN, Event, NALC

LTN-13 Policing Your Area

LTN-13 Policing Your Area- March 2017

This Legal Topic Note has recently been updated to include the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 and other developments in respect of the use of CCTV.

It considers the powers and duties of local councils in relation to crime in their area, together with guidance on approaches and systems that can be used.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017

Tags: LTN, NALC

LTN-80 Members' conduct and the registration and disclosure of their interests (England)

LTN-80 Members' conduct and the registration and disclosure of their interests (England)- March 2017

This LTN has been revised to add information about the restriction on voting on matters relating to the precept which applies to a councillor who is in arrears of payment of council tax together with the associated criminal offence of not disclosing the arrears at a relevant meeting.

Fri, 10 Mar 2017

LTN-5 Parish and Community Council Meetings

LTN-5 Parish and Community Council Meetings- March 2017

This LTN has been revised to add information about the restriction on voting on matters relating to the precept which applies to a councillor who is in arrears of payment of council tax together with the associated criminal offence of not disclosing the arrears at a relevant meeting.

Fri, 03 Mar 2017

LTN-35 Contracts

LTN-35 Contracts- February 2017

A revised and updated brief overview of the law relating to contract and its application to local councils.

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

LTN-68 Negligence

LTN-68 Negligence- February 2017

Negligence can be defined as failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances.

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

Tags: NALC, LTN

LTN-42 Occupiers' Liability

LTN-42 Occupiers' Liability- January 2017

Most local councils occupy buildings and land and accordingly have legal obligations to those who visit them. This updated legal topic note (Jan 2017) covers the responsibilities of local councils as occupiers under the Occupiers' Liability Acts 1957 and 1984.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

Tags: LTN, Legal, NALC

LTN-36 Unfair Contract Terms

LTN-36 Unfair Contract Terms- January 2017

Where a trader, including a local council, contracts with a consumer, it will not be entitled to rely on any term of the contract which is unfair.

This updated Note (Jan 2017) looks at unfair contract terms and offers local councils guidance on how to identify and remove unfair terms in contracts.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

LTN-45A Disposal of Charity Land

LTN-45A Disposal of Charity Land- December 2016

This note explains the rules and procedures around the disposal of charitable land by a local council which is the sole or managing trustee of a charity.

Fri, 06 Jan 2017

Tags: LTN, NALC, Charity

LTN-40 Local Councils' Documents and Records

LTN-40 Local Councils' Documents and Records- November 2016

Information about local council documentation is contained in Chapter 11 of 'Arnold Baker on Local Council Administration' (Tenth Edition).

This Legal Topic Note is intended to update and supplement that information, with particular reference to the length of time documents should be retained by local councils. Many documents are now only held electronically, so the same arrangements for keeping records and copies should be applied to an electronic document as for a paper document.

Thu, 17 Nov 2016

Tags: LTN, NALC

LTN-44 Trespass to Land and the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

LTN-44 Trespass to Land and the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994- October 2016

This Note concentrates on the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (CJPOA) that are of particular relevance to local councils, namely, the legal consequences of wrongful entry onto land and buildings and of wrongfully remaining on land or in buildings after being requested to leave.

Thu, 03 Nov 2016

Tags: NALC, LTN, Legal

LTN-55 Adverse Possession Claims

LTN-55 Adverse Possession Claims-October 2016

This Legal Topic Note sets out the law on the occupation of land, known as 'adverse possession' or 'squatters' rights'.

Tue, 01 Nov 2016

Tags: LTN, NALC, Housing

LTN-88 Event Licensing

LTN-88 Event Licensing- August 2016

The licensing of various forms of entertainment and the sale of alcohol is regulated by the Licensing Act 2003 (2003 Act). As part of the Government's plans to reduce regulation generally the 2003 Act has been significantly modified to change the need for this form of licensing.

Mon, 01 Aug 2016

Tags: LTN, Legal, Event, NALC

LTN-14E Byelaws

LTN-14E Byelaws-Auust 2016

This Legal Topic Note will outline the nature and use of byelaws together with information about the procedure to be followed for their creation, amendment or revocation. There are two different procedures, the standard procedure and the alternative procedure and which to use is determined by the type of byelaw.

Mon, 01 Aug 2016

Tags: LTN, NALC, Legal

LTN-59 The Rights of Local Councils to be notified of Planning Applications and Decisions

LTN-59 The Rights of Local Councils to be notified of Planning Applications and Decisions- August 2016

This legal topic note covers the right of local councils to be notified of planning applications and decisions

Mon, 01 Aug 2016

LTN-69 Anti Social Behaviour and Harassment

LTN-69 Anti Social Behaviour and Harassment- July 2016

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

Tags: LTN, Legal, NALC

LTN-41 Responsibilities of Councils as Landowners

LTN-41 Responsibilities of Councils as Landowners-June 2016

This updated LTN covers issues surrounding the role of councils as landowners.

Wed, 01 Jun 2016

Tags: LTN, Legal, NALC

LTN-60 Copies of Planning Documents

LTN-60 Copies of Planning Documents- July 2016

This LTN looks at how local councils should comply with law when making copies of planning documents.

Wed, 01 Jun 2016

Tags: LTN, Legal, NALC

LTN-79 Staff Pensions

LTN-79 Staff Pensions- May 2016

The Pensions Act 2008 ("the 2008 act") requires all local councils to enrol "eligible jobholders automatically into a qualifying pensions scheme. This LTN gives guidance on such.

Sun, 01 May 2016

LTN-39 Copyright

LTN-39 Copyrigh- March 2016

This item outlines The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998.

Tue, 01 Mar 2016

Tags: LTN, Legal, NALC

LTN-22 Disciplinary and Grievance arrangements

LTN-22 Disciplinary and Grievance arrangements- February 2016

This LTN provides guidance on:

-the disciplinary process: how councils can deal with concerns about employee misconduct or poor performance

-the grievance process: how employees can raise work-related concerns

UPDATED FEBRUARY 2016

Mon, 01 Feb 2016