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
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
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
I'm sure that you are all aware that GDPR comes into force on May 25th 2018.
GDPR replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protection regarding how their personal data is used by councils. Local councils and parish meetings must comply with its requirements.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published a comprehensive... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:00 by Admin Team
We've had another fantastic year thanks to you (our customers), it's been great working with you all. The 2017 User Group was the first big event of the year. This was a roaring success and we're now busy developing the new features that you all voted for.
Many smaller councils have joined the UKLC family over the last couple of years having benefited from transparency code funding. The fund comes to... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:30 by Admin Team
Derbyshire Association of Local Councils 71st AGM was held in the Gothic Warehouse at Cromford Mills. Cromford Mills was the first water-powered cotton spinning mill developed by Richard Arkwright in 1771. It is the birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The day included a fascinating presentation on how to produce a good press release... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:30 by Admin Team
The Yellow Pages is no more. We all had one next to our phone helping us to solve domestic crises and securing local traders lucrative work.
After 51 years, owners Yell have decided to close the book and offer a purely online service, as people tend to just Google things these days.
Does your council provide an online directory to your community?
UK Local Councils (UKLC) includes an online community directory... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:25 by Admin Team
Jonathan Owen (NALC Cheif Executive) is pictured here with Tina Britt from 2commune at the spring conference in Norfolk.
In his presentation to Norfolk parishes, Jonathan said that "results of a recent consultation conducted by NALC showed that over 70% of respondents are keen to get involved in local service delivery".
As higher tier authorities face reduced funding they won't be able to fund discretionary... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00 by Admin Team