News from the LALC
Extension of notice period to 31 December 2018
Annual General Meeting and Conference
The AGM will be held in 2017 on November 18th at County Hall
Details will be issued later in the year. click here to contact us
The LALC Conference will ne held on Saturday 13th May. Further information will be available in due course click here to contact us
Certificate in Local Council Administration
There are 40 Clerks in Lancashire and Merseyside who have achieved qualification. There are several clerks currently preparing their portfolios.
The next course commences in May 2017.
Publications to Download from the NALC Website include;
Pointers to Good Practice
Governance & Accountability for Local Councils; A Practitioners Guide 2014
The Good Councillor's Guide
Legal Briefing about Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities
There is still funding available for parishes with a turnover not exceeding £25,000 to help them comply with the code. Please contact the office for further information or find details at; http://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/the-transparency-fund
What is Lobby Day?
Lobby Day is an important part of the National Association’s advocacy programme aimed at promoting parish and town councils in Parliament.
It takes place the same day as our National Council and involves representatives of county associations and NALC meeting with Members of Parliament (MPs).
County associations and parish and town councils play a vital role in helping us maintain and increase the sector’s influence with government, civil servants and Parliamentarians, especially talking to MPs and telling them what great things you are doing and getting them to support the changes we are calling for on your behalf.
Lobby Day provides a fantastic opportunity to do just that, building on the foundations laid in previous years to develop and strengthen relations with MPs.
When is Lobby Day 2017 taking place and how can I get involved?
Lobby Day 2017 will take place in Parliament on 28 March 2017 and we want this year to be even bigger and better!
Here’s how you can help us and get involved:
Local councils – Contact your MP requesting an appointment at their surgery in the days and weeks following Lobby Day; the templates below can help you, feel free to modify and adapt them. And if you would like to support your county association on Lobby Day itself, do get in touch with them to discuss further.