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Community Right of Appeal

Community Right of Appeal

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

Tags: NCALC News

Could You Work For Northants CALC?

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

Tags: NCALC News, Vacancies

Transparency Fund Tops £500k

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

Tags: Members Only

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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

Tags: Xmas

Onwards and Upwards

Northants CALC held its annual board meeting yesterday and Richard Lewis was re-elected Chairman and Peter Byng was re-elected Vice Chairman.

The meeting welcomed Mike Scott as a new director filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Michael Heaton in August. Mike was immediately appointed as Internal Controls Director for 2016.

Lynne Taylor was re-elected NALC Representative to attend meetings... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:07 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCALC News

Kislingbury's Got A Plan!

Kislingbury's Got A Plan!

Driving or walking through Kislingbury in Northamptonshire is an interesting experience at the moment. There are signs everywhere advertising the Neighbourhood Plan consultation, which started on 26 October 2015.

The boards say

"Kislingbury Parish - Neighbourhood Development Plan"

"Consultation period October 26th to December 11th"

"For more information visit village hall or www.kislingburyonline.co.uk/plan2014_index.php... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:30 by Danny Moody

Tags: Neighbourhood Plans

AGM The Best Ever

The 68th Northants CALC AGM was the best ever both in terms of attendance and in feedback from delegates.

125 delegates and almost 140 people in total packed into the council chamber at The Forum in Towcester. See the AGM page for all the details.

Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:14 by Danny Moody

Tags: AGM

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

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