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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

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 05 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

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

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

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

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: LTN, NALC

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

'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

What is a Parish or Town Councillor?

A leaflet compiled as part of the CALC Local Election Pack 2017

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

What is a Parish or Town Council?

A leaflet compiled as part of the CALC Local Election Pack 2017

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

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

Declaration of Office for Members

The model declaration of office document for Councillors

Wed, 01 Feb 2017

Declaration of Office - Chairman

The model declaration of office document for the council Chairman

Wed, 01 Feb 2017

Community-led Housing - Guidance

Community-led housing is about local people playing a leading and lasting role in solving local housing problems, creating genuinely affordable homes and strong communities in ways that are difficult to achieve through mainstream housing.

This guidance has been prepared by the community-led housing sector for officers and elected members, particularly in relation to the Community Housing Fund initiative announced by the DCLG

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

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: Charity, LTN, NALC

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

Tags: LTN, NALC

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