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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.


NALC Spring Conference - 17th March 2020

NALC's Spring Conference will be held at the Aviva Auditorium in London on 17th March 2020.  

VE Day 75 (Victory in Europe)  - 8th-10th May 2020

On 8 May 1945 was the day peace began after nearly six years of war and the 75th Anniversary on 8 May 2020 represents an important milestone in our history.

Why not get involved in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day? The celebrations to mark VE Day 75, will cover the weekend of 8 - 10 May 2020 and will be an international celebration of peace - a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions who played such a vital part in achieving it.

There are lots of ways you and your community can take part in or help arrange events within the community to mark this historic occasion:

  • The playing of the Battle’s O’er and VE 75 years
  • The Nation’s Toast to the heroes of World War 2
  • The Cry for Peace around the world
  • Churches and cathedrals ringing out for peace
  • Street parties in villages and halls
  • Services of commemoration including reading the Tribute to the Millions and the playing of the Last Post

You can register to get involved at As well as registering you can download important documents, including a commemorative certificate, view the programme of events, and see messages of support from individuals and organisations. The latest date for registration of events is 1 May 2020.



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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