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Northants CALC eUpdate - May/June 2014

Welcome to the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC. This edition is packed full of useful tips and advice as well as news of several opportunities for your council to secure external grant funding for your projects. There's a challenging article on parish council elections, an article on protection of green space, and a report from the Queen's garden party, no less! There's information on handling disciplinary... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:22 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Northants CALC eUpdate - March/April 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of eUpdate from Northants CALC.

This edition includes lots of news and information about current developments. There is guidance on Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), allotment disposal and data protection. There's funding information and tips for various grants and details of a vacancy on the board of Directors at Northants CALC. There's an update on the latest legislation... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:10 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Two Vacancies for Clerk to the Council

Cogenhoe & Whiston Parish Council and West Haddon Parish Council are both looking for a new Clerks to the Council. If you might be interested, or you know anyone that might be interested, please see the Job Vacancies page for details.

Posted: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:42 by Danny Moody

Tags: Vacancies

Director Vacancy

Northants CALC has an immediate vacancy on the board of directors. The position is open to any clerk or councillor from a council in membership of Northants CALC.

Please note, this is not a council appointment so it does not need to go on the agenda. Applications are in a personal capacity.

Please find below the vacancy notice and information for candidates.

Posted: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:32 by Danny Moody

Tags: Vacancies

The Path to Zero Carbon

The Energy and Carbon Management Team at Northamptonshire County Council is proud to present a series of events as part of the European funded ZECOS project, designed to help communities on the path to a zero carbon future.

In event one, communities have already learnt more about energy use in their areas and have discussed ways to promote energy efficiency and carbon reduction at a community level.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:42 by Danny Moody

Tags: Carbon

Openness in Local Government

The government has proposed legislation that will permit the filming of and reporting from meetings of town and parish councils. The draft Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 propose that "Any person shall be permitted to attend a meeting… for the purposes of reporting" and goes on to define "reporting" as "filming, photographing or audio recording of proceedings; using any... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:09 by Danny Moody

Tags: Consultation

Vacancy for a Reception Administrator

Duston Parish Council has a vacancy for a

Reception Administrator Part-Time 20hrs per week (Mon-Fri 9-1)

Salary NJC point 9 £13725 pro rata (£7419 for 20hrs)

Duston Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Reception Administrator to assist with Parish administration and be the first point of contact for visitors to the Parish Council and Parish Centres.

An application pack and further details... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:18 by Danny Moody

Tags: Vacancies

Northants CALC eUpdate - Jan/Feb 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of eUpdate from Northants CALC. This first edition of 2014 is full of news of change and new beginnings. There's the exciting launch of superfast broadband in Towcester, a really "special" initiative from Northants Police to recruit more parish special constables, and a progress report on the county council's Highway Warden Scheme. There's the very latest on cheque payments... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:46 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Northants CALC eUpdate - November/December 2013

Welcome to the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC.

This edition is packed full of opportunities and offers so read carefully! There is the latest information on the government's Our Place! Programme and a call for proposals under the Sustainable Communities Act. There is an offer of free trees, an article on how to create a council business plan and news of the launch of the brand new Highway Wardens... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:19 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Going going...

At long last the legislation that requires all cheques or other orders for payment to be signed by two members of the council is being repealed. The Legislative Reform (Payments by Parish Councils, Community Councils and Charter Trustees) Order 2013 was laid before parliament on Monday. Legislative Reform Orders (LROs) can take anywhere from 7 weeks to 30 weeks to go through the parliamentary process,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:24 by Danny Moody

Tags: Legislation

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