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A Councillor - Who Me?

A user-friendly leaflet on what it means to be a councillor

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

A Future for Trees

NALC's Project Communications Officer explains the Charter for Trees, Woods and People, which is being launched later this year and how local councils can get involved.

Fri, 31 Mar 2017

A Guide for Communicating during Extreme Weather

Welcome to this good practice guide for councils communicating during periods of extreme weather. We have produced this in response to councils asking us for examples of good practice, how to develop a communications strategy and where they can go for further help and support.

Even the very best reputations can be damaged by single incidents and the impact of extreme weather on local communities can shape views about councils and their partners.

This guide is designed to help you develop a council-wide communications strategy to help your council prepare for, and react to, extreme weather and to ensure that you are able to communicate effectively with your residents.

Sun, 01 Nov 2015

A Guide to Understanding Procurement

In order to ensure the best use of public money we need to be smarter in how we procure the things we need. Where another public body has a contract we can use, it meets our requirements and offers value for money we should use it. Where there is none then we may need professional advice on how to let our own.

This toolkit is designed to give general advice and provides signposts to other public buying organisations who have contracts we can use and bodies that can provide professional procurement services and tendering support.

A simple checklist highlights the common issues and pitfalls we need to address and there is also advice on preparing specifications and complying with legislation.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015

A new consultation response on Public Works Loans Board PR14-16

A new consultation response on Public Works Loans Board is now available.

Fri, 05 Aug 2016

A Plot Holders Guide

There are three key groups involved in the day to day running of allotments. They are: local authorities, allotment societies, and individual plot holders themselves.

In addition to these, the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (DTLR) is responsible for overall policy onallotments. The Department's aim is to promote allotments, provide the necessary protection for them, and to ensure that there is sufficient provision to meet demand. Over a quarter of a million people currently hold an allotment plot. If you are one of them, or are planning to join them.

This guide gives a good overview as to all involved in allotments and what questions a prospective allotment holder may have for you and your council.

Mon, 01 Jan 2001

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

Allotment Tenancy Agreement Template

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

Thu, 01 Nov 2012

Allotments - Top 10 tips

A useful short article about management of allotments and how time can be saved and many of the challenges met by having robust policies and procedures in place.

Tue, 13 Dec 2016

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

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

Annual Staff Appraisal

This is an annual staff appraisal template

Sun, 01 Jan 2012

Application form for Clerk position

Application form template for a Clerk.

Sun, 01 Sep 2013

Applying to become a Councillor

Even those who have stood as councillors before may forget what the process was like 4 years ago!

This brief guide takes candidates through the eligibility criteria for standing as a local councillor and the steps they need to take to comply with nomination requirements.

Thu, 02 Feb 2017