Author: Kevin Bacon
Clerk Networking - our Café Clusters have gone online!
For the moment it will need to be virtual cakes, but the upside is that our waistlines will be in good shape for the summer. Our weekly Wednesday clerk conference calls have been of great value to Clerks and us, now for 2021, we're developing them in response to your requests and feedback. They will move to 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month and each month we will have a topic on one and a free-flow... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:30 by Kevin Bacon
NALC - Coronavirus updates
Last night, the Government announced a third national lockdown and have also published guidance on what you can and cannot do over the next month or two.
- One should work from home wherever possible.
- Community centres and halls must close, except for a few exempt activities, together with our outdoor sports facilities, but open spaces, play areas, car parks and public toilets can remain open.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 16:00 by Kevin Bacon
Procurement: The references to the EU Procurement thresholds in our Model Standing Order 18 still apply for the purposes of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016. However, the end of the transition period has brought in new advertising requirements and the introduction of "Find a Tender". Government guidance, which includes procurement policy notes, FAQs and... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 13:00 by Kevin Bacon
VACANCIES: Croxton Parish Council & Beecles Town Council
Croxton Parish Council and Beccles Town Council each have vacancies. For more information on these roles, and other vacancies, please go to the Vacancies page.
Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 11:00 by Kevin Bacon
Norfolk ALC have a new booking system where you can book yourself and councillors onto training anytime. No more waiting to check availability or filling out booking forms, just hop over to our booking page and book the courses you require!
Posted: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 13:15 by Kevin Bacon
The Good Councillors Guide to Community Business
Your Christmas reading has arrived! NALC's Good Councillors Guide to Community Business helps parish and town councils better understand what community businesses can do. The publication features seven council case studies, showcasing examples of engagement with this form of business. You can find this publication within our website documents.
Posted: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 15:00 by Kevin Bacon
NALC Lobby Day
National ALC's Lobby Day each year is aimed at promoting local councils in parliament and will next be taking place online on 2 February. Lobby Day provides a great opportunity to develop and strengthen relations with MPs. If you wish to raise a particular issue, or simply get involved this year, contact us. More about the event here: https://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/lobby-day
Posted: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 14:40 by Kevin Bacon
HR Update - December 2020
The latest monthly newsletter from our HR adviser can be viewed below (Norfolk ALC website login required).
Posted: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 10:00 by Kevin Bacon
VACANCIES: Smallburgh Parish Council and Welney Parish Council
Smallburgh Parish Council and Welney Parish Council each have a vacancy for a Parish Clerk & RFO. For more information on these roles, and other vacancies, please go to the Vacancies page.
Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:00 by Kevin Bacon
Budgeting with Steve Parkinson
£30 plus VAT
1 December, 10am
3 December, 10am
3 December, 6.30pm
7 December, 10am
Limited places available, book your place now by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 16:00 by Kevin Bacon