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Census is here!

Census is here!

Norfolk and Suffolk Census engagement managers have teamed up to present a series of Census online completion/advice events. Whilst each event will have a theme- Veterans/Accessibility/Eastern European etc ALL events are open to everyone and advice and guidance on all aspects of completing the questionnaire will be available.

Please share these events with any groups/individuals who might benefit as... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 10:06 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Census

Legal Topic Note 31 - Local Council General Powers

Legal Topic Note 31 on local council general powers has been updated following notification by MHCLG of the appropriate sum for section 137 for 2021-22 of £8.41 per elector. You can find the briefing in the member's area of the NALC website (login required).

Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 14:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: LTN 31

You’re a Clerk or RFO and you’re in charge of getting the accounts right together with all the in-depth reporting. Easy, right?

You’re a Clerk or RFO and you’re in charge of getting the accounts right together with all the in-depth reporting. Easy, right?

Find an accounts platform or open Excel and get your data in.

Well, not so fun fact: There are complicated rules which you must adhere to for compliance. Plus the reports can take ages...

So why does it take me so long to balance the bank, get the reports right, ensure the VAT is correct and complete the AGAR?

That's where Hannah Driver, Head Trainer and support accountant at Scribe Accounts, comes in.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 14:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: AGAR, Scribe

COVID testing for Town and Parish Council staff in Norfolk

Norfolk County Council is offering Town and Parish Councils in Norfolk the opportunity to obtain free rapid Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing for Covid‑19 for staff who are not able to work from home. There are two ways this can happen.

  • Workplace Surveillance Testing (WST). This is available where two or more staff are working together in an office/work setting and are unable to work from home. If... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 10:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: COVID

YOUR SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE 2021/22 YEAR

YOUR SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE 2021/22 YEAR

We will soon be sending out our subscription invoices for next year, so please excuse a quick reminder here of what we provide for our subscriber councils:

  • Prompt responses to queries, with quality advice and support to clerks and councillors throughout Norfolk
  • Up to date training and development opportunities for clerks, councillors and staff
  • Help and support for new clerks, including through our mentoring... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 15:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Subscriptions

Survey - Clerk Hours

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Please help Deborah McNeill with her review of the clerk's role in relation to the number of hours employed at a parish council in Norfolk.

Her survey is targeted at councils with a budgeted spend of between £100K and £200K and has a deadline of 5pm, Friday 12 March.

Deborah is more than happy to share the results with participating councils.

Please complete the survey here.

Any queries, contact... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 11:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Clerk Hours

Microsoft 365 Masterclass - Improving remote working for councils during Covid-19

Microsoft 365 Masterclass - Improving remote working for councils during Covid-19

Free tickets open to councillors and clerks

Brought to you by: CloudyIT

A one-hour hands on webinar designed to highlight the benefits of working in the Microsoft 365 Cloud. This masterclass will run through real-world examples of how councils are utilizing the cloud to operate and continue serving their communities during the Covid-19 crisis.

Focusing on 4 key areas, our masterclass will cover the basics... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 16:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Training

NALC - So, where has the planning power gone?

NALC - So, where has the planning power gone?

Planning and power

Join the online event on planning and power, taking place on 28 July 2021.

The Planning White Paper in 2020 signalled a new sense of direction in the world of planning as the government seeks to meet housing targets and provide places for people to live. But at what cost to local democracy? Hear from an expert panel on where the local flow of power has gone and where it is going.The... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 10:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: NALC, Planning

Census 2021

Census 2021

Census day 21 March draws closer.

This week all households in England and Wales will receive a postcard reminding them that Census day is March 21st.

From March 3rd Census documentation will go out to all households - this will either be an invitation to complete digitally or a paper questionnaire.

The attached Q & A was designed to assist public facing staff in local authorities when asked questions... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Census

Thinking about CiLCA?

Thinking about CiLCA?

There are a couple of places still available on the CiLCA course which start on 18 March. If this is too soon, we have another course starting in September 2021.

Here is some great feedback we have just received from one of our current CiLCA students:

"I've just received an update informing me that my Unit Two has all now been assessed and passed and, how exciting, I have been given an Exemplary Submission... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: CiLCA

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