Cornwall Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Cornwall

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


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Community Housing Fund - letter to Local Authorities

A letter from the DCLG about the ' Community Housing Fund' - a £60 million fund announced in the 2016 budget to support community-led housing developments in areas where the impact of second homes is particularly acute.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

Learning To Rethink Parks

Rethinking Parks was a joint Big Lottery Fund,
Heritage Lottery Fund and Nesta programme to
test new ways to raise income or reduce costs for
public parks in the face of significant budget cuts.

This report reviews the impact of the 11 ideas that were
tested and the lessons learned from the programme, and explores the potential of new approaches for the UK's parks.

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

Tags: Report

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

Save the Pub - An Asset of Community Value

This article from the LCR magazine describes how in many parts of the country residents are now working with councils to nominate their local pub to be listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) under the Localism Act 2011.

Thu, 05 Jan 2017

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

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


LAIS 1394 - Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Briefing

This is a summary of the provisions of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill put together by the Local Associations Information Service (LAIS).

Fri, 11 Nov 2016

Planning Conferences for local councils

Details of forthcoming Planning Conferences for Local Councils at St Austell and Bodmin, including booking forms and contacts.

Fri, 11 Nov 2016

Pre-Application Planning Profile

Cornwall Council will hold this register of information about your parish and share it with any potential developer seeking pre- application consultation in your area.

Thu, 10 Nov 2016

Pre-Application Protocol

This protocol explains how your council will engage in pre-application and clarifies the potential danger areas which should be avoided under the Code of Conduct.

Thu, 10 Nov 2016

Pre-Application Agreement

This document outlines the roles of each of the parties involved in the planning process. If a parish chooses to adopt this agreement, it will define your council's role and your requirements of the applicant. It also defines the role of the planning authority in supporting you through this process

Thu, 10 Nov 2016

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

Transparency Fund Training Presentation

This presentation is a short overview of the Transparency Fund, what it is for, and how to apply.

Tue, 01 Nov 2016

LAIS 1393 - Precept Consultation

An LAIS Briefing paper on government proposals to apply referendum principles to precept increases.

Sat, 01 Oct 2016

NALC response to Park Inquiry PC16-16

NALC has now issued its response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee Inquiry into parks.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016

Recreational spaces - Top 10 tips

An article setting out the 'must-knows' for local councils when protecting and promoting outdoor spaces for sports and leisure.

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

Recreational use of Council Land

An interesting 'Legal Surgery' article from the LCR Magazine (Autumn 2016)

Wed, 14 Sep 2016

LAIS 1392 - Housing and Planning Act 2016- Neighbourhood Planning

Local councils were advised of a consultation on Government plans to implement 'technical changes' to the planning system under a bill which subsequently received Royal Assent on 12 May 2016 - the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (LAIS1388). The proposals included changes to the neighbourhood planning system. This LAIS summarises the conclusions reached by Government and published in its recent paper Neighbourhood Planning.

Mon, 05 Sep 2016

Business Rates Appeals PC13-16

The National Association will be responding to the consultation and arguing that parish councils should legally be allowed the retain a flat 5% rate of the National Non Domestic Rate income generated within their parish boundaries within a given financial year – providing these monies are then ploughed back into community projects in their areas.

.The consultation closes on 11 October, 2016.

Please send comments you may have to inform NALC's own response - to by at the latest 17:00 on Tuesday, 4 October, 2016.

Fri, 02 Sep 2016

Transparency Code (Larger councils)

This is the Transparency Code that applies to a parish council which has gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is the higher) exceeding £200,000.

The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities has previously been issued as a separate document and can be found below.

Thu, 01 Sep 2016

LAIS 1391 - Public Works Loan Board

An LAIS Briefing paper on government proposals to abolish the PWLB

Mon, 01 Aug 2016

Business Rates Retention Consultation PC11-16

Provisional Response Position Of NALC

The National Association will be responding to this consultation and arguing that parishes should be exempted from payment of National Non Domestic Rates on buildings they own or manage including public conveniences. We will also be arguing that Government and the LGA need to at this time of onward devolution strongly encourage principal authorities to engage in formal agency and service level agreements and contracts with parishes in their areas so that parishes too can derive some of the windfall from this 100% local retention of the business rate – to plough back into their communities.

This consultation closes on 26 September, 2016.

Please send comments you may have to inform NALC's own response - to by at the latest 09:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 21 September, 2016.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016

Future of Parks PC12-16

Thousands of local (parish and town) councils manage, own and / or run green spaces inluding parks. We want to hear from you in no more than 500 words and pictures about the best aspects of delivering this service and how it benefits the local community. Please send your replies into: by Friday 23rd September.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016

LCSO Job Description

LCSO Job Description

Wed, 20 Jul 2016