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 www.veday75.org.
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 email@example.com 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