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Northants CALC eUpdate - Jan/Feb 2017

Please find below the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC. This issue contains a special feature on unitary local government, some great news about broadband for thirty very small communities in Northamptonshire, and an update on the Transparency Code. Plus there's all the usual features including a list of training and development events, situations vacant and a Cautionary Tale.

Posted: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:07 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Daily Mail Highlights New Pothole Detection Method

Bin lorries are to be fitted with cameras in a 'revolutionary' scheme to spot potential potholes – with councils saying they need billions of pounds to fix those that already exist.

The cameras will spot cracks or other damage to the road surface that, if not repaired, will turn into potholes.

The Department for Transport last night claimed the cameras – officially a 'pothole-spotter system,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:02 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all hard working clerks and councillors in Northamptonshire and beyond. Here's to a safe and warm Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!

Posted: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:11 by Danny Moody

Tags: Xmas

Collective effort saves smaller authorities millions of pounds

The local (parish and town) council sector together with local drainage authorities has successfully taken charge of procuring their external audit saving millions of pounds for some 10000 councils and drainage boards

Following the abolition of the Audit Commission, smaller local authority representatives successfully persuaded government to allow them to collectively procure external audit services... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Audit

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

Village faced with £1 million bill to clear up MOD bomb site

Live bombs, knives and other military artefacts have been found during remedial excavation work at a popular park in Weedon Bec. The remedial work was originally commissioned to remove asbestos from the site however when the digging began these far more dangerous items were uncovered.

Following the discovery and safe detonation by an... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 18:15 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

AGM The Best Ever - So Far

AGM The Best Ever - So Far

The 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday 8 October 2016 at Wootton Hall, Wootton Park, Northampton by kind invitation of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, Mr Stephen Mold, who was also the keynote speaker.

Over 130 delegates registered for the event and with guests, exhibitors and staff there were more than 150 people in attendance, which is a fantastic effort.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:56 by Danny Moody

Tags: AGM

Vacancy For A Director At Northants CALC

Due to the resignation of Linda Carter, Northants CALC has an immediate vacancy on it's board for a director.

The Association is constantly developing and growing and is looking for a councillor or clerk from a member council in Northamptonshire to join its board and help take it even further. If that could be you please see below for the full vacancy notice and the Information for Candidates, which... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 08 Oct 2016 10:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Members Only

Countdown to the AGM

Places are filling up fast for the Northants CALC AGM to be held on Saturday 8 October 2016 from 10:00 - 13:00.

Don't forget that AGM bookings must be in by 5:00 p.m. on 26 September 2016. Parish and town councils in Northamptonshire that need to formally nominate delegates please add this as an item to your September agenda.

Posted: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:30 by Danny Moody

Tags: AGM

Local Council Expo

Local Council Expo

A major new one day EXPO for the Local Council Sector will be held near Birmingham on 9 September 2016.

It aims to provide an opportunity for Clerks and Councillors to see the complete range of products and services that a Council might need, all in one place. If you will be looking for a supplier of anything from tractors to IT equipment, or signage to stationery, in the next year or two this is the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

Parishes Can Think Big!

Parishes Can Think Big!

Around forty delegates attended our Think Big event on Monday and were challenged to come up with ideas of how parish and town councils can contribute to the future development of the county.

The event was led and facilitated by Wray Irwin, Head of the University of Northampton's Centre for Employability and Engagement. The event was hosted for Northants CALC at the University's Newton Building on the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:39 by Danny Moody

Tags: Consultation, Members Only

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