The results of the National ALC committee elections were unveiled on 29 November 2023. Cllr Keith Stevens has been re-elected unopposed as chair, as has Cllr Peter Davey as vice-chair (finance), and NALC welcomes new vice-chair (member services), Cllr David Francis. See the full results of the elections now.
The results of the Star Awards are now in providing inspiration for us all. What can your Council learn from, adopt or improve? It’d be great to see Norfolk represented at next years awards.
If you’ve got 12 months experience as a local council officer, and you would like to develop your career, then a CiLCA qualification will help you stand out from the crowd. It also provides one of the necessary criteria for local councils wishing to adopt and maintain the General power of Competence. Come along to our free Introduction to CiLCA in January 2024. Plus a free offer to Clerks of Norfolk ALC member councils.
For over 50 years the Local Government Act 1972 (S101) has told Councils that individual Councillors cannot carry out functions of the Council on their own. Consequently, any employment procedure which requires an individual Elected Member to act on behalf of the Council or Committee is potentially unlawful. Also heat of the moment resignations can can open the door to claims of unfair dismissal. Find out more now.
Help nature and the environment by training as a Norfolk Master Composter volunteer to spread the word about home composting. The next free training course will be held on Saturday 3rd February 2024 in Norfolk.
On 20 November, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) published their cold weather communications toolkit, which supports the Adverse Weather and Health Plan and the updated Cold-Health Alerting service.
StreetLink is a website which enables members of the public in England and Wales to send an alert when they see someone sleeping rough. Alerts are referred to the relevant outreach team who can connect the person to local support services.
The government has launched the third phase of the ‘ENOUGH’ campaign to tackle violence and sexual harassment against women and girls.
National Energy Action, the fuel poverty charity has released a range of assets for Fuel Poverty Awareness Day taking place on Thursday 30 November. Their stakeholder pack is now available.
The UK Health Security Agency has published Warm Spaces in England: an evidence review and toolkit for organisations.