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Northants CALC eUpdate - May/June 2015

Please find below the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC.

This edition contains all the latest about the recent local elections, a copy letter from the Chairman of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), exciting news about the Aviva Women's Tour and useful articles about the Transparency Code, unlawful encampment on council land and extending the jurisdiction of the Local Government Ombudsman... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

A Warm Welcome

To all those new to the parish sector, congratulations on your election and welcome to the wonderful world of local government.

You are a publicly elected official whose role is to represent the people of the parish. Your job is to do brilliant things on behalf of your community.

You will find it exhilarating at times and frustrating at times. You will find the rules and regulations complex and strange... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

New Man At The Top

The Rt Hon Greg Clark has been appointed as Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in place of Eric Pickles.

Greg Clark is the Conservative MP for Royal Tunbridge Wells and has had involvement in housing, the National Planning Policy Framework and devolution.

Eric Pickles no longer has a cabinet portfolio.

For more details about Greg Clark please see https://www.gov.uk/government/people/greg-clark... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 May 2015 16:20 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #9

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #9

Are you thinking of standing to be a parish or town councillor in the elections on 7 May 2015? The deadline to submit your nomination papers is 4pm TODAY, Thursday 9 April 2015.

In the run up to today's deadline we've been looking at Nine Top Reasons to Stand for Election.

Number 9 - It's Democracy!

Ultimately, being elected to public office is all about democracy, and democracy is the life blood of all... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #8

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #8

Are you thinking of standing to be a parish or town councillor in the elections on 7 May 2015? Hurry, the deadline to submit your nomination papers is 4pm tomorrow, Thursday 9 April 2015.

In the run up to the deadline we've been looking at Nine Top Reasons to Stand for Election.

Number 8 - A Stepping Stone to Bigger Things

One of the great strengths of parish and town councils is that they are focused... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #7

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #7

Are you thinking of standing to be a parish or town councillor in the elections on 7 May 2015? The deadline to submit your nomination papers is 4pm this Thursday, 9 April 2015.

In the run up to the deadline we're looking at Nine Top Reasons to Stand for Election.

Number 7 - Spend Your Time Productively

The most common reason people give for not wanting to stand as a parish or town councillor is "I haven't... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #6

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #6

Are you thinking of standing to be a parish or town councillor in the elections on 7 May 2015? The deadline to submit your nomination papers is 4pm on Thursday this week - 9 April 2015.

In the run up to the deadline we're looking at Nine Top Reasons to Stand for Election.

Number 6 - Protect & Enhance

One of the most important jobs that parish and town councils do is to respond to planning applications... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #5

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #5

Happy Easter! Are you thinking of standing to be a parish or town councillor in the elections on 7 May 2015? The deadline to submit your nomination papers is 4pm on Thursday 9 April 2015.

In the run up to the deadline we're looking at Nine Top Reasons to Stand for Election.

Number 5 - It's A Lot of Fun!

Just like opening Easter eggs, being a parish councillor can and should be a lot of fun! Yes, it is... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 05 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #4

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #4

Are you thinking of standing to be a parish or town councillor in the elections on 7 May 2015? The deadline to submit your nomination papers is 4pm on Thursday 9 April 2015.

In the run up to the deadline we're looking at Nine Top Reasons to Stand for Election.

Number 4 - Your Council Needs You

Northants CALC occasionally fields enquiries from councils where they are struggling to attract candidates for... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 04 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #3

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #3

Are you thinking of standing to be a parish or town councillor in the elections on 7 May 2015? The deadline to submit your nomination papers is 4pm on Thursday 9 April 2015.

In the run up to the deadline we're looking at Nine Top Reasons to Stand for Election.

Number 3 - Good For Your CV

There are 80,000 parish and town councillors in England, or to put it another way there are 2 parish or town councillors... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

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