LALC eNews 3rd May 2024

If any Clerks want to join the Clerks’ eGroup, or any councillors want to join the Councillor eGroup, contact enquiries@lalc.co.uk.

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This fortnightly newsletter is provided to member councils through the clerk and should be circulated to all councillors. This eNews can also be found on the LALC website under News.

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Training courses are available to book via the portal (login required)

The Training Bulletin is issued monthly, and courses are available to book via the portal. If there is any specific training which you feel would be valuable, and we don’t currently offer it, please let us know and we will investigate. The Training Bulletin can be found on the LALC website www.lalc.co.uk/training-2-1.

Clerks – when booking training for your councillors, please ensure that their email address is correct. If not, they will not receive the booking confirmation or any joining instructions.

If you update your council email and are already booked on training, please let us know so that we can update your booking to ensure you receive the automatic reminders.

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Current vacancies

Position

Closing date

Baston Parish Council

Clerk/RFO

30th November 2023

Stubton Parish Council

Clerk/RFO

18th November 2023

Blyton Parish Council

Clerk/RFO

No closing date

Bardney Group Parish Council

Clerk/RFO

12th April 2024

Doddington & Whisby Parish Council

Clerk/RFO

30th April 2024

Great Gonerby Parish Council

Clerk/RFO

30th April 2024

Corringham Parish Council

Clerk/RFO

30th April 2024

Market Rasen Town Council

Clerk/RFO

7th June 2024


Vacancy advertising

LALC can advertise your vacancy on our website and in the fortnightly eNews. This is a free service. If you do not have a pre-prepared advert to send us, please complete our Vacancy Template, which can be found in the Members Portal under Document Templates.    

We also offer a paid advertising service, which ensures that your advert also appears on Lincolnshire County Council’s website, Facebook, and LinkedIn (in addition to the LALC website and eNews).  The current fee for this is £75. Please complete the Vacancy Template (as above), ensuring that all requested information is completed, and then contact us at enquiries@lalc.co.uk. You will be invoiced for this service.

Please note that Lincolnshire County Council require a closing date on their advert, as well as salary information (these are mandatory fields). LCC will remove your advert once the closing date has passed, so please consider the date carefully as you will have to pay again to re-advertise if your vacancy hasn’t been filled by then.

We recommend all councils advertise their vacancy, job details, method of application and up to date contact details on their own website too.

Please let us know when the vacancy has been filled, so that we can remove it from our website/eNews. If your vacancy has not yet been filled and you are continuing to advertise, please let us know of any revised closing date. If you no longer specify a closing date, please let us know so that we can update the vacancy adverts.

The NALC Recruitment Manual (developed as part of the Civility & Respect project) is now available via the portal.  Go into Knowledgebase and click on 'Recruitment Manual' in the 'Employment' menu area. 

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Latest News

To see the latest NALC news: https://www.nalc.gov.uk/news

To see the latest SLCC news: https://www.slcc.co.uk/news-publications/

(No login is required).

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Summer Conference

2024

The LALC Summer Conference this year will take place on Wednesday 24th July at Belton Woods Hotel, Belton, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2LN.

Come and network with like-minded councils!

Featuring a choice of workshops, Q&A session, trade stands and the LALC AGM.

Workshops confirmed:

Health & Safety myths

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and local councils

Trade stands: Unity Trust Bank, Kompan, Blachere, Worknest (H&S), Clear Insurance, Vaughtons (civic regalia), Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service, CCLA, Cloudy IT.

The full programme will be announced nearer to the date.

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Places still available - First Aid at Work training 14th May

We have a number of places available for the First Aid at Work training being held at the Old School, Dunholme on 14th May, 9:30 – 16:30. Upon completion participants will receive a certificate in recognition of demonstrating competence in Emergency First Aid at Work. The certificate is valid for 3 years.

We need a minimum number of attendees for this course to be viable to run.

If you are interested in attending, please book via the portal (login required). This is non-core training which is not covered by the Annual Training Scheme. The price is £72.50 per attendee, including lunch.

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Sign up to the LCC Town and Parishes newsletter - email lcctownandparishnews@lincolnshire.gov.uk

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Changes to the LALC website maintenance service for 2024-25

The basic level of service under the website maintenance offering has now been removed.

The service will now be offered as a rolling programme. Councils will now have the option to purchase a minimum of 3 hours (£54) and a maximum of 5 hours (£90) at a time. It is expected that these purchased hours will be used with a 12-18 month period. Once the purchased hours have all been used, the council can then purchase further hours at this point.

This should alleviate the scenario of councils losing unused hours at the end of the financial year.

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New NALC Model Financial Regulations released

The new NALC Model Financial Regulations have now been released and these are available via the LALC portal under templates (login required): https://www.lalc.co.uk/doctemplates

The first two pages of the document clearly state how it should be used and highlight areas which will need to be tailored to your council. The instruction pages should be removed from the final document adopted by your council.

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NALC Sector snapshot survey - Committee on Standards in Public Life public bodies accountability consultation

The Committee on Standards in Public Life (COSIPL) have recently issued a consultation on accountability in public bodies and NALC will be responding.

 The consultation document can be read here: https://tinyurl.com/4ejr7zzh 

The terms of reference for the consultation can be read here: https://tinyurl.com/2h855v2n

In order to inform its own response NALC has generated a short snapshot sector survey: https://forms.office.com/e/4LmVzQPVyi

The survey will close at 23:45 on Friday 17 May 2024.

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LCC Survey: Have your say on Lincolnshire Moves: your voice, your roads


LCC are currently running a survey about Lincolnshire’s roads, as part of an in-depth review into their Traffic Management Policy for the county. 

The review will cover a range of topics that affect our roads including:

Speed limits

Speed cameras

Traffic calming measures.

School safety zones

Blue badge parking

 The survey is open to anyone who lives in, works in or visits Lincolnshire. 

Through this in-depth review, we hope to make our roads safer, improve traffic flows, and increase accessibility across the network.

Your valuable feedback will form part of a broader review into the current Traffic Management Policy for Lincolnshire and will help shape future highways policy within Lincolnshire. A summary report will be published on the LCC website.

Please see further details here: https://www.letstalk.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lincolnshiremoves

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Community Risk Management Plan


Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has published its community plan which sets out Lincolnshire’s unique risks and how the service will take decisions to minimise them over the next four years. The plan’s service priorities are based on local data and community feedback. So, a big thank you to everyone who took part in the various engagement exercises over the last year or so. 

You can view the plan here:

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Important update from National Allotment Society