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Countdown to AGM

The day is nearly here... it's the 68th Northants CALC Annual General Meeting!

We have had an unprecedented number of bookings this year so thank you to all the clerks and councillors that will be making their way to Towcester tomorrow, 17 October 2015.

I hope it is an enjoyable and worthwhile event!

Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 18:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: AGM

Could You Be A Director At Northants CALC?

Could you be a director at Northants CALC? Due to a resignation we have an immediate vacancy on the board of directors. The position is open to any clerk/councillor of a parish council or clerk/chairman of a parish meeting in membership of Northants CALC at the time of application. Please click here to see the formal vacancy notice and here for a pack of information for candidates including an application... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:25 by Danny Moody

Tags: Members Only

Northants CALC eUpdate - September/October 2015

Please find below the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC. This edition includes some important updates on parish and town council payments, staff health assessments and protection of council money. There's some potentially valuable information on Community Shares and news on what the "average" precept for 2015/16 is. Plus there's all the usual favourite features including a salutary Cautionary Tale... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:59 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Transparency Fund Open For Business

The government has made funding available to assist parish councils to achieve compliance with the Transparency Code. A fund of £3.4 million over three years will be administered on behalf of government by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and delivered through County Associations (CALCs).

The fund is available to parish and town councils whose turnover is below £25,000,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:33 by Danny Moody

Tags: Members Only, Training

Cycle for Cynthia

Although Buckingham Palace has declared it will be 'business as usual' come September 9th, the date when Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest-reigning monarch in British history, the organisers of Northamptonshire's favourite annual fundraising bike ride believe this auspicious achievement shouldn't go unrecognised!

Which is why cyclists taking part in Cycle 4 Cynthia at Althorp just four days... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:48 by Danny Moody

Tags: Miscellaneous

Northants CALC eUpdate - July/August 2015

Please find below the latest edition of eUpdate from Northants CALC. This issue contains key articles on how to make the most of the new councillors that joined the sector at the elections and how to make better decisions at meetings. There is news and information including the latest legal updates as well as all the usual features including A Cautionary Tale, situations vacant and news of all the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:26 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Free energy Awareness training to front line and community Energy Champions

As part of the British Gas Community Action Partnership in Northamptonshire, National Energy Action (NEA) has delivered training in Energy Awareness and will now continue to deliver training in Fuel Debt Advice. The take up for these courses has been extremely high and some of you may have been disappointed to find that the places offered under the Community Action Partnership had already been taken.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:45 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCC, Training

County Council Consults on Equalities

As part of the duties local authorities have under the Equality Act 2010, Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) must set equality objectives every 4 years that state what the Council will do to try to reduce inequalities in the county.

Based on what NCC knows about the residents of the county, and also informed by conversations with people who deliver services and service users, NCC proposes a set of... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:52 by Danny Moody

Tags: Consultation



Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, and we get most of our vitamin D from exposure to sunlight.

UV is very high today (8) rare for the UK – people can burn very quickly.

Why is a heatwave a problem?

The main risks posed by a heatwave are:

  • dehydration (not having enough water)
  • overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:16 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCC Information

A New Era For Kettering Parish Councils?

Tonight Danny Moody, the Northants CALC CEO, will be attending the Kettering Rural Forum, which is a committee of Kettering Borough Council (KBC) that includes representation from all the rural parish councils in the borough.

One of the items on the agenda is to discuss the future of the forum based on a paper produced by Northants CALC. The paper recommends that the A6 Towns Forum and the Rural Forum... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:22 by Danny Moody

Tags: Consultation

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