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
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
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
Forget Olympic gold! The medal that Northamptonshire's cyclists will be bidding for later this year is the one that's hung round their necks at the end of the county's favourite fundraising bike ride, Cycle4Cynthia, staged annually in aid of Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
And this year's decoration will be extra special to mark the Hospice's 40th birthday, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Northampton-based... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 28 May 2016 10:21 by Danny Moody
News from Northamptonshire County Council...
Northamptonshire County Council is responsible for commissioning a public health nursing service covering the full age range from 0 to 19. This includes school nursing, health visiting, specialist breastfeeding and the family nursing partnership.
The consultation will find out what people like about these services, how accessible they are currently and what... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 27 May 2016 13:38 by Danny Moody
A so called "Community Right of Appeal" will be debated in parliament on Tuesday 3 May 2016.
The right would allow parish and town councils (and designated Neighbourhood Forums in non-parished areas) the right to appeal planning decisions under certain circumstances.
As you might expect, the right will be fairly tightly defined and is not expected to be used very frequently (we'll see what happens!).... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 01 May 2016 08:39 by Danny Moody
As part of its continuing development the Association will appoint a part time Local Councils Advisor to join the busy team in Litchborough in South Northamptonshire. Working 10 – 15 hours per week the Local Councils Advisor will assist the Chief Executive and will help ensure that member enquiries are dealt with accurately and competently. Funding exists for a one-year fixed term contract initially... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:07 by Danny Moody
The Transparency Fund for parish councils with a turnover of less than £25,000 has awarded grants worth £514,000 to date.
755 grants have been approved with a further 200 expected to be approved in early February.
34 parish councils in Northamptonshire have received a grant so far totalling £19,340.34.
If your council has a turnover of less than £25,000, is working towards compliance... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:56 by Danny Moody
Here's wishing all clerks and councillors in Northamptonshire a very merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.
I would also like to wish a merry Christmas to all volunteers, supporters, colleagues and holders of stake in general!
And here's one of my favourite Christmas jokes...
There were two contractors from Northamptonshire Highways working along a verge; one would dig a hole, the other would... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:32 by Danny Moody