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Being a good Employer

This guide produced for NALC outlines many elements associated with being a good employer, and aims to help town and parish councils to develop their role as a good employer.

'being a good employer makes your employees feel more valued and more effective in their work. This results in the improved delivery of council services for the citizens of your communities. As with "The good councillor's guide", councillors are provided with comprehensive and straightforward guidance to key employment areas. Each section contains easily digestible advice and information that will benefit the council and its employees.'

Fri, 01 Sep 2017

Guide to the Code of Conduct

Guidance paper for the Code of Conduct

Fri, 18 Aug 2017

Pubic Toilets Report

Following many queries relating to the running of public toilets, Bethany sent a survey out to members.

This document is a short report reflecting the feedback received.

Tue, 01 Aug 2017

PR8-17 Future of Localism Policy Response

NALC has published its response to the 'Future of Localism' consultation. NALC fully supports Locality's view that the next Government should undertake a full review of the Community Rights contained in the Localism Act 2011.

Tue, 01 Aug 2017

Transparency Fund Application Form 2017-18

Transparency Fund Application Form.UPDATED JULY 2017

All completed applications should be returned to enquiries@cornwallalc.org.uk

Wed, 19 Jul 2017

NALC Tree Charter Survey

Results of the NALC Tree Charter Survey

Fri, 12 May 2017

Tags: NALC, Report

Citizens Advice Survey

Citizens Advice Cornwall are carrying out a survey into the provision of services and public transport options in rural areas as an update to their report on the subject in 2010.

Surveys should be completed by July 3rd 2017 and returned to wailim.wong@citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk .

Fri, 12 May 2017

Tags: Survey

Freedom of Information- Handling Requests

The ICO have put together this useful flow chart demonstrating how you can handle requests from the public under the Freedom of Information Act.

Wed, 10 May 2017

Housing White Paper Consultation Response PR05-17

NALC's response to DCLG Regarding their Housing White Paper consultation request

Fri, 05 May 2017

Business Rate Retention Consultation Response PR07-17

NALC's response to DCLG Regarding the Business Rate Retention consultation.

Fri, 05 May 2017

Transparency Code Reminder

Transparency fund reminder email attachment

Fri, 28 Apr 2017

Guidance Notes for the Transparency Fund Application Form 2017-18

Guidance notes to accompany the Transparency Fund application form (2017-18).

All completed forms should be returned to enquiries@cornwallalc.org.uk

Fri, 28 Apr 2017

NALC Employment Briefing E01-17 - 'Green Book'

NALC has issued this employment briefing on the position regarding the 'Green Book' – the National Terms and Conditions for local government employees, which was updated in 2016.

In terms of the nature of the changes made, the LGA announced on 14 December 2016 that while the Green Book had been "updated" it had not significantly changed

Fri, 07 Apr 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

Health & Wellbeing in Rural Areas

A joint report by the Local Government Association and Public Health England, which raises concerns that poor health in rural areas is being "masked" by idyllic images of the countryside.

It suggests that local councillors working with GPs and the local NHS are some of the groups best placed to identify areas in which inequalities persist and to know how best to target them.

Fri, 31 Mar 2017

LTN 04 Powers of a Community Meeting in Communities without a separate Community Council

LTN-4 Powers of a Community Meeting in Communities without a separate Community Council-March 2017

LTN 4 has been updated to reflect the changes to the establishment and dissolution of community councils following the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011.

Tue, 28 Mar 2017


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


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: Event, LTN, NALC