Borrowing by parish and town councils
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has issued updated information and guidance on borrowing by councils. Please refer to the Members page to access this information.
Councils which are not members of ERNLLCA should contact the Association at email@example.com if they wish to borrow.
Governance and Accountability 2019
The 2019 version of Governance and Accountability can be found on the Model Documents age of the website.
Councillor/Candidate Home Addresses
Rishi Sunak has written a letter confirming that he is taking forward a
recommendation from the Committee on Standards in Public Life Review of
Intimidation in Public Life that the Government should bring forward
legislation to remove the requirement for candidates standing as local
councillors to have their home addresses published on the ballot paper. Accordingly,
Parliament has now amended the rules that apply to local government, parish
council, and local and combined authority mayor elections, removing the
requirement that each candidate’s home address must be published during the
election process and be included on the ballot paper. The requirement for each candidate’s
qualifying address to be published during that process has also been removed
and Returning Officers and other electoral administrators should take care to
avoid disclosing such addresses during an election count. A copy of the letter can be seen here.
Committee on Standards in Public Life Ethical Standards Review
CSPL has published its long awaited report which can be accessed here. NALC has issued an initial media release which can also be viewed here.
ERNLLCA will be contacting member councils to take their views about the elements of the report which impact on our sector.
Elections May 2019
Parish and town councils are led by democratically elected councillors from the local community.
These local councillors decide on what services and projects the council will deliver. As representatives of the first tier of local government, and the closest to their communities, local councillors are best placed to engage with their residents and find out what the real local issues are and how to overcome them.
Local councils run elections to encourage residents who are passionate about their community to stand for election and thus contribute towards what goes on in their community. There are currently 120,000 councillors serving on the 10,000 local councils in England.
Do you, or someone you know, have what it takes to be a local councillor?
Contact your local council to find out more or you can find general information on the ERNLLCA website
Why don’t you stand for your local council and influence what happens in your community.
You can also find material at the Be a Councillor website, click here
6 Simple Steps to Becoming a Local Councillor
Make a Change
ERNLLCA Conference 2019
Next year's conference will be held on Friday 15th November 2019 at the Village Hotel Hull.
Updated Orders are available from the Members page
National Planning Policy Framework
The Government has published the Framework and councils can access the details here