Author: Kevin Bacon
Chairing in-person meetings, 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday, 22 September
Effectively chairing in-person meetings and events requires a range of skills. This practical session explores strategies and techniques to help new and experienced councillors alike to get the most from the meetings they chair, including skills to encourage everyone to participate and to manage conflict when it arises.
Posted: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 09:09 by Kevin Bacon
Drayton Parish Council seeks an experienced Locum Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer from Monday 6 September 2021 for approx. three months, while the Council undertakes the recruitment process for a permanent Clerk.
For more information please go to the Vacancies page
Posted: Sun, 08 Aug 2021 11:45 by Kevin Bacon
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today announced who is in the running for the 2021 Star Council Awards.
The Star Councils Awards recognise the effective work done by local (parish and town) councils, councillors, county associations and clerks.
This year, the theme focuses on projects that have positively impacted communities in the context of COVID-19. NALC received a record number... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:45 by Kevin Bacon
Is your Council operating in accordance with current legislation and best practice? Book your place on these essential courses, FOI – 10am on 27 July and GDPR – 7pm on 28 July.
Posted: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:30 by Kevin Bacon
All Councils should have just received the letter giving details of NCC's "Parish Partnerships" scheme for local highway improvements, which the County Council will be repeating in 2022/23. All bids to be submitted by 10 December 2021.
Posted: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 11:30 by Kevin Bacon
Congratulations to Julie Shields and team at North Walsham Town Council for having just achieved 'Quality Gold' under the Local Council Award Scheme.
Posted: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:00 by Kevin Bacon
You will be aware that there is a move to get sanctions introduced into the Code of Conduct so that we can have the security and confidence that bad behaviour by councillors will come with consequences
As part of that there is a petition on the government website calling for the introduction of sanctions BUT this needs many more signatures to get this taken seriously.
If you feel you can, please do sign... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 08:00 by Kevin Bacon
Free Training Offer. Are you Remotely Effective?
How to Manage Council Risks using a Digital Web-based Asset Register
The Covid-19 pandemic has put Local Government under unprecedented strain. Councils are having to provide more services (including new ones) with fewer resources. To add to the challenge, councils are having to adapt to remote working and the provision of remote support.
BHIB Councils... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:00 by Kevin Bacon
One of the many Norfolk ALC membership benefits is affordable and easy access to training delivered by experienced and qualified Trainers who have extensive sector experience – so they know the theory and how it plays out in practice. One such Practitioner is Steve Parkinson, a former Town Clerk and accountant with over 30 years' experience, and specialises in Finance and VAT. Here are just three... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 14:30 by Kevin Bacon
In partnership with our neighbouring county association colleagues, we can offer our members access to a broad range of general topics as e-learning courses. Whilst they are not specifically tailored to the local council sector they enable officers and local councillors to gain a good understanding on a range of topics such as data protection and health and safety. Once you have booked your place you... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:30 by Kevin Bacon