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Harassment of Council Staff and Councillors – recent case

Harassment of Council Staff and Councillors – recent case

Harassment of council staff and councillors – recent case

In the case of Ashford Borough Council and Kerly v Fergus Wilson [2021] EWHC 2542 (QB) the council sought a final anti-harassment injunction to protect staff, members and agents from a campaign of harassment and intimidation from the defendant, a local large-scale landlord. In July 2020 the High Court granted an interim injunction restraining... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 14:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: NALC, harassment

Death of Council Chair

Death of Council Chair

The question has recently arisen as to what happens when a chair dies in post. S.15 (1) of the Local Government Act 1972 provides that the chair shall be elected annually by the council from among the councillors. What happens outside of then? S.88 deals with the filling of a casual vacancy in the case of the chair, as the death of a councillor creates a casual vacancy. S.88 (1) provides that on a... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 14:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: NALC

Remote Meetings – Approval of Councillor Absences

Remote Meetings – Approval of Councillor Absences

Further to the above advice on approving reasons for councillor absences, we advised recently on a case where a council did not want to hold in person meetings so delegated all powers to the clerk and held remote meetings to advise the clerk on councillors' views of how to deal with specific issues. On the basis the council had not approved the reasons for absence at a council meeting during the relevant... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 14:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: NALC, Remote Meetings

Recent Activity - NALC

Recent Activity - NALC

Since the last update we have attended a number of county association events. Gary remotely attended a Worcestershire councillors' meeting in September and gave a legal update. Jane attended the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ALC conference in-person in September and the County Durham ALC AGM remotely in October and delivered legal updates. Thank you as always for the invites. Jane also remotely attended... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 13:46 by Helen Carrier

Tags: LTN, NALC

North Norfolk Macmillan Cancer Support Centre Cromer Hospital

North Norfolk Macmillan Cancer Support Centre Cromer Hospital

We provide vital information and support to anyone who has been affected by cancer. We offer a welcoming, friendly environment for patients, families and carers to drop in. In addition, we are able to signpost and refer people onto local services. Email: cromermacinfocentre@nnuh.nhs.uk Tel: 01603 641559 Monday-Friday 9.30-4.30

Posted: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 12:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Macmillan

Avian Flu Update

Avian Flu Update

Last week an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was applied to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds in Great Britain

The prevention zone means bird keepers across the country must follow biosecurity measures. The measures have been introduced because of the recent number of confirmed cases of Avian Influenza in Great Britain. Avian Influenza is also present in Europe, and wild bird migration brings... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 10:13 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Avian Flu

Members' NCC Briefing Note - 11 November 2021

Members' NCC Briefing Note - 11 November 2021

Members' NCC Briefing Note - 11 November 2021

Posted: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 10:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: NCC

Locum Clerk required

Rockland St Mary with Hellington Parish Council require a Locum Clerk with immediate start. Please contact the Chair, Kate Bevington, for more information by email katebevington@rocklandstmarywithhellington-pc.gov.uk or telephone 01508 538987

Posted: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 09:15 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Locum

Norfolk Community Directory

Norfolk Community Directory

My name is Sarah and I am the Coordinator for the Norfolk Community Directory, this is a free to use website supported by Norfolk County Council which contains activities, services and groups to help all Norfolk residents live healthy, active and fulfilling lives.

As we move into winter, and as we hear about food poverty and loneliness I am trying to list as many different options for the people of... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 15:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Norfolk Community Directory

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Congratulations to Joseph Winterbourne, Clerk to Burgh & Tuttington Parish Council who successfully completed his CiLCA in October. Joseph was one of our 2020 students. He said; "thank you for your support. It kept me going when things were difficult."

We are the only Norfolk CiLCA recognised Training provider, assurance of quality of both training and resources. Ongoing mentoring is also included... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 14:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: CiLCA, CilCA

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