Local Council Award Scheme
Congratulations to Bridlington Town Council on being the first ERNLLCA member to achieve the Quality Award. For more details please see our Local Council Award Scheme page.
For information about events being held in the various parishes and towns in our area click the links below.
Appleby Kilpin Wetwang Withernsea
Part-time Clerk vacancies at East Halton and Thornton Curtis. For more information please go to our vacancies page.
2018/2019 Pay Award
Details of the pay award can be found n the Advisory Notes page within the Members' Section of this website.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Important statement issued by the Information Commissioner following discussions with NALC. Please visit the page within the members' section of the website for information and support documents about your council's obligations under the forthcoming Regulation.
Planning and Building Control Survey
Barrowden Parish Council (Leicestershire) believes that there is a strong case for ending the complete division of responsibility between planning bodies and building control. It should be a requirement that building control bodies ensure that development proceeds in general accordance with the approved plans and conditions. To that end it will be submitting a proposal direct to Government over the early summer of 2018 asking for an end to this policy division.
Please complete the following survey (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D7H9VKF ) to gather supporting evidence from the local council sector to strengthen the Barrowden proposal when submitted to Government (summer 2018). The survey will only take 5 minutes to complete. The deadline for completion of the survey is 17:00 on 11 June 2018.
NALC Councillor Census Survey
NALC launched its Diversity Commission in 2017 as a means of assessing the diversity of people who are local councillors in relation to their age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and socio-economic background as well as the diversity of representatives of county associations involved in the governance of county associations and NALC. The Diversity Commission will be making recommendations for action and change needed in order to address these findings.
With over 80,000 councillors in local councils it is important that the issue of diversity is brought to the forefront, addressed and overcome to ensure full representation of the electorate within our sector with councillors reflecting the communities and people they represent.
Increasing diversity in the public sector is paramount for a sector which strives to promote equality and is particularly pertinent to local councils given their role at the forefront of community representation, service delivery and partnership working. The Equality Act 2006 and subsequent Equality and Human Rights Commission 2007 are in place to challenge discrimination and promote equality of opportunity.
Through the creation of a Diversity Commission, NALC can implement processes and be accountable in relation to the promotion of diversity within its councils and at a county and national level. This is an issue which has consistently been raised by councils and councillors at NALC meetings and events and is a strategic priority in NALC work programme for 2017/18.
The survey itself can be accessed at www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/diversity-commission and click on “Tell us your thoughts”
This is your opportunity to influence Government thinking on the Code of Conduct. Responses can be submitted by Councils as a body, by Councillors as individuals or by Clerks. ERNLLCA urges you to take part.
Click here to access the consultation.