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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-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

CALC Weekly News Roundup 34 24/03/2017

Instalment 34 of our regular weekly news update

Fri, 24 Mar 2017

Housing White Paper - Consultation PC2-17

The Government has published its White Paper: 'Fixing our broken Housing Market' and NALC is seeking members' views on a number of key aspects. This document sets out the relevant proposals which particularly affect parish and town councils and asks for members to respond.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

Housing White Paper - Consultation response form

NALC is asking members to respond to the consultation exercise using this pro-forma

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

Letter from Cllr Sue Baxter, Chair of NALC

A letter from Cllr Sue Baxter regarding parish precepts and the Government's challenge to demonstrate restraint when increasing precepts, stressing the importance of communications and engagement with residents and asking for examples of practice.

Fri, 10 Mar 2017

CALC Weekly News Roundup 33 10/03/2017

Instalment 33 of our regular weekly news update

Fri, 10 Mar 2017

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

CALC Weekly News Roundup 32 03/03/2017

Instalment 32 of our regular weekly news update

Fri, 03 Mar 2017

Local Needs, Local Voices - NCVO Report

A report by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations on the extent to which the voluntary sector has been involved in the devolution process.

Fri, 03 Mar 2017

'Power to the People' - LGC Special Report

A Local Government Chronicle Special Report on Town and Parish Councils, issued in June 2016 and included as part of the 2017 Local Elections Pack compiled by Sarah for recent training sessions

Fri, 03 Mar 2017

Local Council Elections 2017 - Timetable

This timetable covers the local council elections taking place on 4 May 2017

Tue, 28 Feb 2017

CALC Weekly News Roundup 31 24/02/2017

Instalment 31 of our regular News update

Fri, 24 Feb 2017

Induction Pack for New Councillors

An Induction Pack compiled as part of the CALC Local Elections Training 2017 which member councils are able to adapt for their own use locally.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

DEVO+ NALC Devolution Toolkit

NALC has produced this short toolkit, intended as a practical devolutionary guide for town and parish councils.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

100% Business Rate Retention - further consultation PC01-17

The Department for Communities and Local Government has launched a further consultation on the Government's commitment to allow local government to retain 100% of the business rates they raise locally.

NALC is seeking members' views and this document sets out its provisional response.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

LAIS 1396 - Housing White Paper

The government White Paper 'Fixing our broken housing market' was published on 7 February 2017 and this is a briefing paper on the main points set out in it.

One of the key aspects of the proposals, of major interest to local councils, is the shift to more strategic local planning at principal authority level with neighbourhood plans and development plan documents becoming predominant for dealing with the detail at a local level. There is also an emphasis on building affordable housing.

A consultation is now running for 12 weeks and will close on 2 May 2017. All responses should be received by no later than 23:45 on 2 May 2017.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

Being a Councillor - Be the Change, Lead the Change

A Word format version of the leaflet that has been put together by Sarah to help promote interest in standing for local election.

Members are welcome to adapt it and make use of it in their local communities.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

CALC Weekly News Roundup 30 17/02/2017

Instalment 30 of our regular News update

Fri, 17 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-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

A Councillor - Who Me?

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

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

CALC Weekly News Roundup 29 03/02/2017

Instalment 29 of our regular News update

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

'Call to Action' - Plunkett Foundation

This document aims to raise awareness within Town and Parish Councils across the UK of the potential for community co-operatives to address problems local communities are facing and the support available from the Plunkett Foundation.

Fri, 03 Feb 2017