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CALC Weekly News Roundup 08/07/16

The roundup of the weeks news from CALC. 8/7/16

Fri, 08 Jul 2016

Larger Councils Transparency Code Consultation Response PR13-16

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is the nationally recognised membership and support organisation representing the interests of around 9,000 parish and town councils and many parish meetings in England.

NALC's overall response is that whilst we still support the principles of the larger councils' transparency code, some of the aspects of the proposed changes to the code would be onerous for larger parishes if they applied by default to the parish sector. The sense we are currently getting is that the current code requirements for larger parish councils are not causing significant problems for parishes – but some of the proposed changes might.

Thu, 07 Jul 2016

Litter and Flytipping

For many people, litter is the most important issue on the local environmental agenda. And rightly so. Figures show that this is a widespread and growing problem.

But, what is litter and fly-tipping, and who is responsible for clearing it up? And what can your parish do to help influence and improve the quality of your local environment?

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

Social Media Policy Example (SLCC)

  1. Policy statement
    1. This policy is intended to help employees including clerks, RFO's, Executive Officers, part-time, fixed-term and casual employees (collectively referred to as employees in this policy), volunteers and members make appropriate decisions about the use of social media such as blogs, social networking websites, forums, message boards, or comments on web-articles, such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn [insert other relevant social media websites].

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

CALC Weekly News Roundup 01/07/16

The first edition of our CALC weekly news roundup. Emailed to members on July 1st 2016

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

Risk Assessment/ Health and Safety Template

Health and Safety/ Risk Assessment template provided by HSE

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

Public Works Loans Board Consultation PC09 -16

The Treasury have recently issued a consultation proposing a change to the governance arrangements relating to the function of central government lending to local authorities. It proposes that the PWLB is abolished, using the powers in the Public Bodies Act 2011, and its functions are transferred to the Commissioners of the Treasury.

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

Larger Councils Transparency Code Consultation PC10-16

The response to this Consultation request from NALC is now available.

The Department for Communities and Local Government is consulting on proposals to update the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, in particular to change the way that local authorities record details of their land and property assets, and publish information about their procurement, their contracts and the delivery of some of their services. DCLG is also proposing to include in the Code new requirements about information on parking charges and enforcement and about the way transparency data is published and presented.

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

Future of Parks Consultation PC12-16

Specifically, the Committee is considering these points;

? Who uses parks and open spaces, how often and for what?;

? The contribution of parks to the health and well-being of communities;

? The impact of reductions in local authority budgets on parks;

? What the administrative status of parks should be in light of declining local authority resources for non-statutory services;

? How new and existing parks can best be supported;

? What additional or alternative funding is available and what scope is there for local authorities to generate revenue from park users?;

? What the advantages and disadvantages are of other management models, such as privatisation, outsourcing or mutualisation.

Sun, 26 Jun 2016

Planning Partnership Minutes (June)

Minutes of the Cornwall Planning Partnership, approved following the meeting on June 7th 2016.

Tue, 07 Jun 2016

LAIS 1390 - New Governance and Accountability Guide

An LAIS Briefing on the 'Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England, A Practitioners' Guide to Proper Practices to be applied in the preparation of statutory annual accounts and governance statements - March 2016'

Sun, 01 May 2016

RSPB Briefing Statement on Urban Gulls for Local Authorities

The RSPB recognises that the presence of gulls in some urban areas may result in some conflicts with people, eg, some adult birds `dive-bombing' people or pets when they feel their young are threatened or gulls breaking open plastic rubbish bags in a search for food. We believe that gull problems in an urban environment are best tackled by reducing the availability of food and nest sites because, if the features that attract gulls remain, any`vacancies' created by controlling existing gulls will simply be filled by other gulls moving in.

Sun, 01 May 2016

Tags: Report

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

CALC Newsletter April 2016

The CALC Newsletter for April 2016

Tue, 12 Apr 2016

LAIS 1388 - Housing & Planning Changes

An LAIS Briefing paper on the provisions of the Housing and Planning Bill

Fri, 01 Apr 2016

The Transparency Fund 2016-17 FAQ

While all Smaller Authorities should comply with the Transparency Code, we recognise that access to funding will be required by some Smaller Authorities to fully meet the Transparency requirements.

It is important that any delivery of funds is done on a local basis and meets specific local needs and is targeted at compliance with the Smaller Authorities Transparency Code

Fri, 01 Apr 2016

CALC 2016 Annual Report

This is the CALC Annual report as presented to members at the 2016 AGM.

Thu, 10 Mar 2016

Tags: Report

Planning Partnership Newsletter item

This Newsletter item has been provided by David Edmondson who wrote a newsletter piece for the Town and Parish Newsletter.

Tue, 01 Mar 2016

Tags: Planning

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


Mon, 01 Feb 2016

SAAA Decision Flow Chart

This document from the SAAA shows a decision flow chart.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016

SAAA audit FAQ

This document from the SAAA looks at FAQ's relating to the new audit arrangements.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016

Smaller Authorities Audit (third comms)

This letter is the third communications received by the SAAA.

Wed, 27 Jan 2016

CALC January Newsletter

This PDF is the January edition of the CALC newsletter

Tue, 26 Jan 2016

Planning Partnership: Consultation on the Proposed Changes to the National Planning Policy Framework

The Localism Act 2011 created the opportunity for local communities to develop Neighbourhood Plans, giving consideration to local housing need, land allocation and sustainable development to address long term community need. Having been through a rigorous process including a local referendum, these plans become supplementary planning guidance and carry significant weight in the development process. It provides a bottom up approach to local development and takes account of national planning policy, encouraging developers and communities to work together to provide locally focussed and sustainable developments.

The Partnership is alarmed that the proposed changes to the NPPF not only negate the localism principles but prescribe a system which prevents ocal circumstances from shaping the criteria for development.

Mon, 18 Jan 2016

Tags: Planning

LCAS Guide 2016

This is the LCAS guide, detailing prices, and information about the different levels of award you can apply for.

Fri, 01 Jan 2016