Helen Ball, Town Clerk to Shrewsbury Town Council and SLCC Director, represented SLCC at the Playground Stakeholder Roundtable held 10 February 2021, which was chaired by Louise Barr, the Deputy Director COVID Response – (COVID secure places, regulations, compliance and enforcement) at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and members of the Safer
The Local Government Association (LGA) are holding a free webinar to provide town and parish clerks with the opportunity to find out about the background and reasoning behind the drafting of the consultation version of the LGA’s Model Member Code of Conduct. Attendees will be invited to ask questions, give their opinions and make suggestions
As reported in the MJ magazine, Simon Clarke MP, speaking at the virtual Local Government Association (LGA) conference announced big changes ahead in the autumn White Paper on devolution which earmark more powers for town and parish councils, allowing them to be ‘genuinely empowered’. Mr Clarke recognised the ‘vital contribution’ that local councils make to
A key recommendation of the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s (CSPL) Review of Ethical Standards in Local Government was for the Local Government Association (LGA) to create an updated model code of conduct for all tiers of local government. SLCC officers, directors and members have been closely involved in the workshops and consultations on
A UK-wide public information campaign has been launched to advise the public how to slow the spread of the virus and reduce the impact on NHS services. Government advice is being updated regularly and Public Health England is addressing common concerns on its blog. The Local Government Association has created a webpage that gives useful
On 19 November 2019 the Local Government Association (LGA) will be holding this years #OurDay and for the first time will be hosting the event across Twitter and Facebook. #OurDay is a 24 hour social media blitz inviting those who work and volunteer in delivering local public services to share their stories and experiences of
The 1% increase to the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) rate will cost councils £70m a year, town hall chiefs have warned. In a letter to chief finance officers, the Treasury hiked the interest rate charged on loans to local authorities by one percent, taking the interest rate from 1.8% to 2.8% with immediate effect.
In a new report the Local Government Association (LGA) warn that recent changes in planning rules which mean that barns in rural areas can be converted into up to five dwellings without planning approval, means that they are sometimes not built to high standards with the necessary infrastructure in place. For more information click here.