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Conference Venue

ERNLLCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017

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TRANSPARENCY FUND FOR SMALL PARISH COUNCILS

Parish Councils with an annual turnover of less than £25,000 per annum (not including VAT) are eligible to apply for funding to meet the mandatory requirement for such councils to have in place a website containing all the information required to be published by the Transparency Code for Smaller Local Councils.

During 2016/2017 parish councils in the ERNLLCA area received over £70,000 in funding.

We have been advised that the scheme will continue to run in 2017/2018 but this will be the last last in which eligible councils can apply.

The application form is to be changed and as soon as this has been made available to us, it will be posted here or can be obtained from enquiries@ernllca.info

Councils which received funding in 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 will be able to re-apply for funding during 2017/2018.

PARISH AND TOWN COUNCIL PRECEPT INCREASES OVER 2%

ERNLLCA has been advised that the Government is, once again, to revisit the issue of whether or not parish and town councils should be subjected to referenda principles where any increase in the precept is in excess of 2%.

We contributed to a very successful campaign last year to discourage Government from going down this route. The Government has now published figures which show that the average Band D council tax for 2017/2018 has increased by 6.3%

In order to, yet again, persuade Government that applying referenda principles is unnecessary, we have to gather evidence to show that increases over 2% are needed to support local communities. To that end we have devised a very short questionnaire which I urge your council to complete.

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About Us

ERNLLCA (and its predecessor organisation, the Humberside Association of Parish and Town Councils) has been serving parish and town councils, and parish meetings, since 1974. In the years since there have been many changes to local government and the expectations placed on our tier of local government has grown and grown.

ERNLLCA is a member organisation and its Officers cannot advise members of the public on matters relating to specific parish and town councils. If you have a query about an individual parish or town council you should contact the relevant Clerk or Chairman.

The East Riding and Northern Lincolnshire Local Councils Association, known as ERNLLCA, is an independent body which supports parish and town councils in the North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. There is an equivalent organisation for each “shire county” area or equivalent in the country and all of these bodies, which are known as County Associations, join together as members of the National Association of Local Councils, or as it is more commonly known, NALC.

ERNLLCA is funded wholly by its members and does not receive any support from any of Principal Authorities or from the Government and exists purely for the benefit of its member parish and town councils. It works closely with Principal Authorities, Government Departments, Professional Bodies, Government Agencies and the Voluntary Sector to promote and support the work of member councils.

ERNLLCA operates a bottom-up approach to its governance. All member councils have the opportunity to meet 3 times a year through a system of District Committees. Each council may send any number of representatives to these meetings but only two may vote. Each District Committee elects representatives to serve on ERNLLCA’s Executive Committee and the Executive Committee elects a delegate to the meetings of the National Association of Local Councils. The current membership of the Executive Committee can be viewed in the Governance section of the members' pages.

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