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The Countdown Is On

The Countdown Is On

With less than 34 days left (see our countdown timer) until the close of nominations for the parish and town council elections it is already getting quite exciting!

If you would like to be a candidate in the elections you have until 4pm on Thursday 9 April 2015 to get your nomination papers in to the relevant district or borough council Electoral Services Team.

The election itself takes place on Thursday... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:33 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

Northants CALC eUpdate - Jan/Feb 2015

Welcome to the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC. The first edition of 2015 contains all the latest news and happenings in the world of parish councils. There's an article on issuing agendas by e-mail, when to hold the Annual Meeting in 2015, a description of council duties related to fire and also to biodiversity, and an opinion piece on whether clerks should be allowed to speak at council meetings!... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:09 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Ever Thought of Being a Clerk?

Have you ever thought of becoming a parish clerk? It can be a rewarding, fulfilling role that makes a real contribution to community life.

Small parish councils employ a clerk for as little as a few hours per week working on their own, whereas larger parish and town councils have full time clerks and other staff besides. There's a council to suit you, whatever number of hours you want to work.

Read all... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:16 by Danny Moody

Tags: Vacancies

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

It's a great time of the year to be a communitarian, which the vast majority of parish councillors and clerks are. It's a time of year when we remember why we do what we do on parish councils - making our communities better places in which to live and work.

Northants CALC sends its warmest regards to Northamptonshire's 1,800 parish and town councillors and 170 parish and town clerks - not forgetting... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:17 by Danny Moody

Tags: Xmas

Northants CALC eUpdate - Nov/Dec 2014

Welcome to the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC. This final edition of 2014 is packed full of funding opportunities, news, guidance and updates. There's a report on the Northants CALC AGM, an article about attaching Christmas lights to lighting columns, and news of the soon-to-be-launched Local Council Award Scheme. On pages 9 to 17 there is an Election Special feature with all the information, tips... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:27 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

AGM 2014

AGM 2014

Over sixty voting delegates attended the 67th Annual General Meeting of the Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils (Northants CALC) on Saturday 18 October 2014 at the Saxon Hall in Raunds. In all, approximately 100 attendees participated in the annual business and heard an illuminating keynote address from local government academic Professor Colin Copus from De Montfort University on... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:01 by Danny Moody

Tags: AGM

AGM Almost Here...

The stage is set, the bacon rolls are ordered, the delegates are booked. The 67th Northants CALC AGM takes place on Saturday 18 October from 9:15 a.m. at the Saxon Hall in Raunds.

Almost one hundred delegates have booked to attend, so it promises to be a lively event. Apart from the AGM business the delegates will hear a keynote address from Prof Colin Copus (@ProfCopusLG), Professor of Local Politics... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:12 by Danny Moody

Tags: AGM

Northants CALC eUpdate - Sept/Oct 2014

Welcome to the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC.

This edition contains important information that all councils need to be aware of. There's an article on Automatic Enrolment, which will be a looming issue in 2015, there's a "heads-up" article about Change of Use regulations, and there's a guide to common audit issues arising this year. There is also a useful article about clustering arrangements for... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:38 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Bike ride bids for gnomentous year!

Bike ride bids for gnomentous year!

They may be considered a horticultural horror by many gardeners, and certainly not everyone's cup of tea, but gnomes are likely to be out in force at Lamport Hall next month for this year's Cycle 4 Cynthia!

You see, as featured in the Bank Holiday edition of BBCs Countryfile, the impressive stately home near Kettering is home to the world's oldest gnome which was brought from Germany in the 1800s by... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:40 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

Walk Ten Boughton House

Marie Curie Cancer Care gives people with all terminal illnesses the choice to die at home. Our nurses provide patients and their families with free hands-on care and emotional support, in their own homes, right until the end.

This year our 10k twilight walk, Walk Ten, comes to Northamptonshire and we're asking as many people as possible to walk 10k in support of our East of England Nursing Service... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:24 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

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