Supporting Local Councils in Cornwall

Tags: Advice and Guidance

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill: proposed planning reforms

Cornwall Council Planning Team have shared this Presentation and Briefing Note regarding the proposed planning changes under the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

Further planning resources and training for local councils can be viewed here: Local Council Planning Conferences - Cornwall Council.

This includes, for example, a presentation by Jon Drew on enforcement Planning Enforcement and Compliance... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 10:53 by admin

Tags: Advice and Guidance, Council Business and Process, LURB, Planning

Local Council Award Scheme - Free NALC event

NALC are hosting a free online event to support applications to the Local Council Award Scheme.

On 23rd June, 12 midday to 1.15 pm

The Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) is an accreditation scheme for the local (parish and town) sector to celebrate the successes of councils and provide a mechanism for continuous improvement and development. To ensure all local councils feel confident in applying to the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Jun 2022 09:28 by admin

Tags: Advice and Guidance, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC

NALC releases extra tickets for Fighting Climate Change event

NALC releases extra tickets for Fighting Climate Change event

Fighting climate change — *Extra tickets released*

25 May 2022 — 12.00 – 13:15

37% of local (parish and town) councils have declared a climate emergency, with a further 8% declaring a biodiversity emergency.

Learn more about the actions that councils can take locally to fight climate change and discover how councils are already doing this successfully.

Speakers: Chris Bagshaw, Kendal... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 17 May 2022 15:57 by admin

Tags: Advice and Guidance, Events, NALC

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

On 11th May the Government introduced into Parliament the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill which includes important local democracy initiatives and proposals for planning reform.

The press release can be seen here:New Bill to level up the nation - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Two policy documents have also been published and can be seen here: Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

CALC will... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 13 May 2022 16:31 by admin

Tags: Advice and Guidance, Consultation, Government, Planning

Climate literacy training for local councils

Cornwall Council is offering free climate literacy training for town and parish councils looking to develop their response to climate change. There are two training offers available.

1. Virtual climate literacy training
For town and parish councils that want to know more about climate change and how to reduce their carbon impact. Cornwall Council are providing this training, delivered by partners GEP... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 May 2022 13:15 by admin

Tags: Advice and Guidance, Cornwall Council, Environment, Training

Consultation on changes to Street Naming

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities have launched an online survey seeking views on how streets are named, and how names can be changed.

The government is considering legislation to ensure there is a common requirement across England for votes on proposed changes of street names and is interested in views on how this would be implemented.

This technical consultation closes on 22... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 May 2022 09:31 by admin

Tags: Advice and Guidance, Consultation, DLUHC, Government

Keep Britain Tidy Fund for Local Authorities

The Keep Britain Tidy Chewing Gum Task Force Grant Scheme is open for expressions of interest here.

The Chewing Gum Task Force brings together major chewing gum producers, including Mars Wrigley and Perfetti Van Melle, as well as some producers of nicotine replacement therapy gum and is administered by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to individual... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 04 May 2022 08:56 by admin

Tags: Advice and Guidance, Environment, Funding

Jubilee VAT Guidance Note from the Parkinson Partnership

A new Guidance Note from the Parkinson Partnership with regard to VAT and Jubilee events and memorabilia is available for members.

Posted: Tue, 26 Apr 2022 16:51 by admin

Tags: Advice and Guidance, Finance & Audit, Financial Briefing