New regulations have come into force which mean that, from next year, our websites will need to meet certain accessibility standards. The snappily named Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 came into force on 23 September and aim to ensure public sector websites and mobile apps are accessible to all, including those with disabilities.
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Posted: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 16:30 by Helen Carrier
Congratulations to Carla Petersen, clerk to Claxton Parish Council and Langley with Hardley Parish Council for her recent CiLCA Qualification. Well done, Carla!
Posted: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:00 by Helen Carrier
Voting has opened for elections to National ALC's Smaller Councils Committee. Smaller councils (those with an electorate under 6,000) can vote for the three candidates they want to represent the interests of smaller councils at a national level. Information on candidates, which includes our Sarah Hayden from Gresham PC in North Norfolk, and the link to vote, is here. The deadline is Friday 13 December.... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:00 by Helen Carrier
Clerks and councillors from across Norfolk attended Norfolk ALC's 71st AGM on 18th November. Highlights included hearing about Thetford Town Council's Journey to becoming a 'Quality Gold' Council, as well as a high standard of discussion over approaches to tackling the impact of Climate Change and also of Wind Farm cabling in Norfolk.
Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 09:00 by Helen Carrier
Maddy is the most recent addition to our team at Norfolk ALC and deals with our administration and finance matters. She lives in Norwich with her family, and is now learning fast about our world of local councils, having previously pursued a career as a project manager/engineer.
Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:30 by Helen Carrier
A case study on how Gressenhall Parish Council has run a long-standing Community Car Share service which is match-funded through an agreement between Breckland Council (District) and the Parish Council.
Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier
Congratulations to Rachel Curtis and councillors at North Runcton Parish Council for having just achieved the LCAS Foundation level quality standard.
Posted: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier
Congratulations to Hayley White, clerk to Weasenham PC and Great Dunham Parish Council, for her recent CiLCA Qualification. Well done, Hayley!
Posted: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 11:00 by Helen Carrier
We are receiving a number of queries related to the pre-election period (purdah) prior to the General Election, which started when Parliament is dissolved today. Legal Briefing L01-19 on our website on the code of recommended practice on local authority publicity is useful for reacquainting ourselves with requirements. While legal risks to councils are low, there could be risks related to public perception... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 10:30 by Helen Carrier