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2019 Annual General Meeting

This year's AGM will take place at The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber on Thursday 19 September starting at 7.00pm.   Agenda papers and the Annual Report and Accounts have been sent to member councils and can be down-loaded from the Members scetion of this website.  Follow Governance to Annual General Meeting.

ERNLLCA Conference 2019

This years Conference is offering more breakouts sessions and exhibitors than ever before; building on the success of last year. The Conference provides a great way to network and take advantage of relevant training for your Parish or Town council.

The Conference will take place on  Friday 15th November 2019 at the Village Hotel, Hull. For programme information and booking form please click here.

Community Governance Prospectus

The Society of Local Council Clerks has launched its Community Governance Prospectus which is an advanced qualification for local council officers who work with local communities.

The qualification has a number of benefits including being;

 • Unique - targeted at local council officers

• Flexible - allows for specialist topics to be studied facilitating work-based learning

• Part-time - allows students to get a qualification while they work and features three 24-hour study days each year

• Supportive - student support is offered throughout the course in the form of an online learning environment, as well as a professional, experienced teaching team

Students can gain a Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE): Community Governance (Level 4), Foundation Degree: Community Governance (Level 5) or BA Hons: Community Governance (Level 6).

SLCC is also now providing the Community Governance course through De Montfort University (DMU), who were awarded Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework and are an internationally recognised centre of excellence on local government.


2019 NALC Financial Regulations

 The latest version of Financial Regulations (together with a guidance note) are available from the Model Documents section of the Members' Pages.


Chairmanship Training

The day training event scheduled for Wednesday 2 October is now full.  We will operate  a waiting list and another event will be organsied ifthere is sufficient numbers interested in taking part.  Please let us know if you would be interested.

NALC Annual Conference

NALC's Annual Conference will be held at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Milton Keynes on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th October.  

VE Day 75 

Please visit to find out how your Parish or Town council can get involved in commemorating VE Day.

Letter from Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster VE Day 75


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 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.


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.



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





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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