We attended the 73rd DALC AGM at the Chesterfield Football Club today.
The official business was followed with a talk by Peter McCrea member of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), based at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
Following Peter's presentation the results of the DALC Excellence Awards were announced.
We're very proud that the winner of each category is from a council using a UK Local Councils... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:45 by Admin Team
We had a great day at the YLCA conference held on Friday 13th September at the Mercure Fairfield Manor Hotel in Skelton, York.
The day started at 10:00am and included fascinating presentations from Waverley Community Council and Barlby & Osgodby Town council on innovative community projects they'd worked on. There was a lovely sit down lunch followed by an afternoon of workshops.
It was great to... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:00 by Admin Team
We attended the GAPTC's eighty second AGM on Saturday 20th July at the Highnam Community Centre . It was great to see the GAPTC team again. The picture shows Alison Robinson (GAPTC Chief Executive Officer) with Ray Smith from 2commune.
The day started off with an interesting insight into how the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue service operates and the challenges it faces. AGM business followed this... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:00 by Admin Team
The LRALC held it's first AGM on Saturday, 15th June 2019. This is the first AGM since becoming a limited company on 23rd April last year. The event was held at County Hall in Glenfield, Leicestershire and was well attended.
Following the official business there was an update on LRALC activity followed by an excellent lunch. After lunch Charlotte Eisenhart, Head of Member Services, National Association... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:24 by Admin Team
Amy moved on to pastures new at the start of the year. She now works for Dunelm and is sadly missed, we wish her every success in the new job. Our new receptionist Gabriella Busko started with us in February this year and has already proven to be a great asset to the company. Gabriella has previously worked as a receptionist for a busy dental practice and team leader at a health care provider. She... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 May 2019 15:52 by Admin Team
Hampshire County Council has recently had to apologise after mistakenly publishing a notice on their website stating that Prince Philip had died in what has been blamed on an "internal error."
Many parish and town councils are preparing a plan for the death of a monarch. You probably read the excellent article by Philip Peacock, Town Clerk to Huntington Town Council in the November edition of the SLCC... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:00 by Admin Team
Mainstream support for Windows 7 stopped four years ago, in January 2015. Since then users have continued to receive security updates and bug fixes, but no new features.
Security updates and bug fixes for Windows 7 will end on January 14th 2020 (just one year from now). After this time your computer will not be secure, yet around one-third of all personal computers are still running the near ten-year... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:00 by Admin Team
Liz Page, clerk to Belper Town Council was presented with her 'Clerk of the Year' certificate at the Derbyshire Association of Local Council's AGM. The AGM was held at the Pride Park football stadium (home to 'The Rams') on Tuesday, October 9th.
Belper Town Council uses the UKLC meeting management module to run a 'paperless' council. Each Councillor is issued with a tablet device. Liz said that "the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:00 by Admin Team
The YLCA 2018 Conference was held in York last week, there were 75 Yorkshire councils in attendance.
We had a stand, conducted a workshop and made many new friends. The workshop was called; 'How to raise the profile of your council through good use of media and websites'. The workshop was run twice during the day with each session being very well attended.
The picture shows Councillor Keith Orrell -... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 13:30 by Admin Team
New website accessibility regulations are coming into force next year. You can read all about the new regulations on GOV.UK.
Why Web Accessibility is Important
The Internet is an increasingly important resource in our lives including: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and loads of other things. It's important that it's accessible to everyone in order to provide equal... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:00 by Admin Team