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.



Will take place on the 23rd November 2018 at the Village Hotel in Hull. Further details to follow.

Job vacancy at Cottingham Parish Council

See 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.



Important statement issued by the Information Commissioner following discussions with NALC.  Please visit the GDPR Members section of this website. 


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”


Review of Local Government Ethical Standards: Stakeholder Consultation

The Committee on Standards in Public Life is undertaking a review of local government ethical standards.

The Committee states that robust standards arrangements are needed to safeguard local democracy, maintain high standards of conduct, and to protect ethical practice in local government.

As part of this review, the Committee is holding a public stakeholder consultation which closes at 17:00 on Friday 18 May 2018.

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.


NALC consultation on Code of Conduct

In addition to the above, NALC is keen to know your views and hear any examples you may have here there has been an unsatisfactory outcome.  NALC will use any examples to lobby for change. Click here for the survey.



What's going on in the ERNLLCA area Parishes?

For information about events being held in the various parishes and towns in our area please scroll down to calendar of events below. 

General Data Protection Regulation

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.


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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