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Appointment of Deputy Chief Executive

Northants CALC has appointed Dr Lesley Sambrook Smith as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Lesley has been Clerk to Syresham Parish Council in South Northamptonshire since 2010 and before that had a career in product engineering and quality control. Lesley has a wealth of project management and organisational development skills and will be a real asset to Northants CALC as it continues to grow to meet... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2017 15:26 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCALC News

County Council Election Results

County Council Election Results

Yesterday's votes are all counted and the Conservatives have increased their control of Northamptonshire County Council, winning 43 of the 57 seats and wiping out UKIP in the process.

The final results were (2013 result in brackets): CON 43 (36), LAB 12 (11), LIB DEM 2 (6), IND 0 (1), UKIP 0 (3).

Congratulations to all the winning candidates but a particular mention to two new county councillors, Fiona... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 May 2017 18:33 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

We're Recruiting!

Northants CALC is looking to recruit a permanent Deputy Chief Executive working 32 hours per week.

This is an exciting time for Northants CALC as we grow and develop our services for member parish and town councils in Northamptonshire.

If you think you've got the necessary qualities to fit in at Northants CALC, where delivering excellence for our members is the goal, then please see below for the recruitment... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Vacancies

Big Brother is Watching You

Big Brother is Watching You

The chairman of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), Cllr Sue Baxter, has written a letter (below) to all parish and town councils about parish precepts and the Government's challenge to demonstrate restraint when increasing precepts, stressing the importance of communications and engagement with residents and asking for examples of practice.

Cllr Baxter says "While I have no doubt councils... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:59 by Danny Moody

Tags: Finance

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

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