Welcome to the ERNLLCA website

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 ( ) 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 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.





About Us

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 (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.

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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