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Cornwall Association of Local Councils

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

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Public Toilets Report

Public Toilets Report

Following a number of enquiries relating to the day-to-day management of public toilets, Bethany carried out a short survey of members.

This survey was well responded to and hence Bethany was able to put together a short report outlining many of the common themes, experiences and pieces of advice.

This report has been sent to members and is also now available to view/ download from our website.

Posted: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:42 by Bethany Hibbs

Tags: CALC, Survey

Briefings and Consultations

Please see our documents section for an up to date library of NALC Briefings and Policy Consultations

Policy Consultation PC06-17 Broadband Universal Service Obligation: Consultation on Design

This consultation from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport seeks views on the specification for a new broadband Universal Service Obligation that would be set in secondary legislation. .Responses due by 2nd of October 2017... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:14 by Bethany Hibbs

Tags: NALC, Legal Briefing, Consultation, Policy Consultation

General Data Protection Regulation - new legal briefing

A new briefing from NALC provides a summary of the provisions in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the changes in law being introduced by General Data Protection Regulation which are relevant to councils. It can be found in our Documents section.

Posted: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:29 by Chris

Tags: Legal Briefing

Updated Transparency Fund Form

Please check our documents pages for an updated version of the Transparency Fund application form.

Following feedback from County Associations, NALC revisited the form and have added an additional option to the form allowing applications to note that 'NO' we haven't received funding. Previously it was unclear as to how councils should communicate this on the form without just skipping the box.

Posted: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:43 by Bethany Hibbs

Tags: Transparency Code

Where Next for Localism?


Local councils are taking on services to fill gaps as principal authorities cut provision, new NALC/LGC research reveals.

In our survey of local councillors and officers found just under half of respondents said their council had taken on an additional service in the past year.

Most said this extra service was within public realm.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:34 by Bethany Hibbs

Tags: NALC

New Legal Topic Note

New Legal Topic Note

Legal Topic Note 54- Protections of Ownerless Land and Village Greens NOW AVAILABLE in our documents section...

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.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:42 by Bethany Hibbs

Tags: NALC

Can't get your Head around our Website?

Can't get your Head around our Website?

If you find yourself struggling to use our website; for example when searching for documents you are sure we must have, please do not worry- we are here to help.

We are happy to have a chat over the phone or meet with clerks/councils to show you how to best navigate our site and to really get the most out of it.

If you think you might need help getting your head around our website, please send Bethany a message on.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:27 by Bethany Hibbs

Tags: CALC



Please see our vacancies page. A new vacancy has today been added for Sheviock Parish Council who are looking to recruit a new clerk/RFO.

Posted: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:49 by Bethany Hibbs

Tags: Job Vacancy

New Policy Consultation Response

PR9-17 Fixed Penalty Notices Consultation Response

Our members can now view NALC's policy consultation response on 'Fixed Penalty Notices' via our members area.

Posted: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:56 by Bethany Hibbs

Tags: NALC

Transparency Code: Is your Council Compliant?

Eligible 'Smaller Authorities' (those with an annual turnover of £25,000 and under) should have been compliant with the Transparency Code since July 2015.

Being compliant, involves the council publishing certain material on a free to access website for their electorate to view.

At CALC, we are able to offer a website 'check' for your council to give view as to whether or not the council is compliant with the Code. If you.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:21 by Bethany Hibbs

Tags: NALC, CALC, Transparency Code

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