News from the LALC

News from the LALC

Annual conference

The conference will take place on April 28th at the Hallmark Leyland Hotel.

The Chief Executive Officer of NALC will give an update on national matters, there will be a presentation from The Inland Waterways Association and other items to be announced in due course.

Water Level Management - Alt Crossens

Extension of notice period to 31 December 2018

Annual General Meeting 

The AGM will be held in 2018 on  November 17th at Howick House

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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 april 2018.

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

Transparency Code

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;

Lobby Day

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 2018 taking place and how can I get involved?

Lobby Day 2018 will take place in Parliament on 20 March 2018and 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. 

Find out how you can get involved