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Author: Kevin Bacon

VACANCIES: Loddon Parish Council & Clenchwarton Parish Council

VACANCIES: Loddon Parish Council & Clenchwarton Parish Council

Loddon Parish Council have a vacancy for an Administration and Allotment Officer and Clenchwarton Parish Council have a vacancy for a RFO. For more information on this role and other vacancies please got to the Vacancies page.

Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:31 by Kevin Bacon

Tags: Vacancies

Updated legal guidance on pre-election publicity period

With just under eight weeks until local elections on 6 May, National ALC have re-issued their legal briefing L01-21 on the pre-election publicity period, which contains a link to the up to date LGA short guide to publicity during the pre-election period, also known as purdah. You can find the briefing below and Pin the member's area of our website.

Posted: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 09:00 by Kevin Bacon

Tags: Publicity

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 Kevin Bacon

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 Kevin Bacon

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 Kevin Bacon

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 Kevin Bacon

Tags: Subscriptions

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 Kevin Bacon

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 Kevin Bacon

Tags: NALC, Planning

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 Kevin Bacon

Tags: CiLCA

Wellbeing Seminar

We have a couple of places left on our Wellbeing networking session tomorrow at 2pm. This session is a repeat of the seminar that was held on 10 February which was very well received.

Delivered by Nicki Williamson of The Wellbeing People Ltd this one hour Wellbeing Seminar shows you how to reduce your levels of stress and improve your emotional wellbeing.

Nicki Williamson is a qualified trainer, hypnotherapist... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 12:30 by Kevin Bacon

Tags: Wellbeing