Support for Councils and Clerks

The Pre-Election Period (Formally Purdah)

The Prime Minister has now confirmed that the next General Election will take place on the 4 July 2024. The Pre-Election period has implications for Parish and Town Councils. We have compiled several resources to aid Councils.

NALC Star Council Awards 2024

NALC has opened nominations for its Star Council Awards 2024 to celebrate the achievements of the local (parish and town) council sector. The nomination period ends on 6 September 2024, cast your votes now.

Health In Neighbourhood Plans Webinar

Norfolk County Council Public Health has produced  a Health in Neighbourhood Plans guide to help anyone working on a neighbourhood plan in Norfolk. Join us for a webinar on this topic July 10th 2024 7:00pm.

Give It A Go! Volunteering Extravaganza

Voluntary Norfolk Communities Team have organised an exciting volunteer recruitment and celebration event to mark the 40th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week and the Big Help Out! Our Give it a Go! Volunteering Extravaganza is on Friday 7th June 10:30am-4pm at the Forum, Norwich – this is not just a volunteers fair but an Extravaganza with activities to help potential volunteers understand organisations’ mission and how they can “give it a go”.

Achieving A Quality Award

Ashton Hayes and Horton-cum-Peel Parish Council have recently been awarded the Quality Award. They are a good example of a council which has worked its way through the levels and shows that the scheme isn’t all about larger councils.

Joint Youth Engagement Summit with SLCC, NALC and OVW

Does your council provide platforms where young people can voice their perspectives and contribute to decision-making processes? On 18 July 2024, from 10am to 4pm, SLCC are hosting a Youth Engagement Summit together with the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), and One Voice Wales (OVW). This virtual event will explore innovative ways to engage and inspire young people.

Great Yarmouth – Updated Warm Space And Free Meals Information

Imagine Norfolk Together brings people and resources together to build active flourishing communities. We work in partnership with faith groups, grass roots organisations and local government to bring about positive change. They have lists of warm spaces and free meals available in Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch Funding

Norfolk Police, working with Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch, recently applied for some home office funding through the PCC’s office to give Neighbourhood Watch a relaunch in the county and to strengthen the relationship between schemes and their local policing teams. We are reaching out to communities to ask that they consider joining or setting up a scheme in their areas.

New Health in Neighbourhood Planning Guide

Norfolk County Council’s Public Health have just published the Health in Neighbourhood Planning Guide. The aim of the guide is to help working groups consider how their Neighbourhood Plans can be used to improve the health and wellbeing of their residents. It contains lots of information which we hope they will find useful.

NALC Councillor Allowances Survey

We need your input! The National Associations of Local Councils (NALC) are conducting a Councillor Allowances survey to gather further information on parish basic allowances and dependants’ carers’ allowances in local (parish and town) councils. Your participation will help the sector better understand the needs and challenges faced by local councils and work towards addressing them effectively.