Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Carina Helmn

County Officer: Carina Helmn
Kimpton Memorial Hall, Hall
Lane, Kimpton, Hertfordshire
SG4 8RD

Tel: 07956 590094

Documents

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LAIS1292.1 Vetting and Barring Update

Parish and town councils (local councils) will be aware from LAIS 1292 that the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS), which aims to protect children and vulnerable adults by requiring relevant staff and volunteers to register to be checked by the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), had been reviewed to address the controversy surrounding the breadth of its coverage.

Tue, 22 Jun 2010

LAIS1293 Consultation Document

Comprehensive list of nationally defined consultees in the planning application process.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010

LAIS1293 Planning Consultees

Parish and town councils (local councils) will be interested in an information document which is currently out for consultation on a draft list of planning application consultees.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010

LAIS1294 Consultation

This consultation paper sets out the Government's proposals for changes to the arrangements for consultation of statutory and non-statutory consultees on planning applications.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010

LAIS1294 Planning Engagement

Parish and town councils (local councils) will be interested in a Communities and Local Government consultation which reviews the engagement of local councils and others during the planning process - Improving engagement by statutory and non-statutory consultees.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010

LAIS1295 Consultation Paper

Consultation on a draft new planning policy statement on development management, and on draft policy annexes on thepre-application and determination stages.

Tue, 23 Feb 2010

LAIS1295 Development Management

Parish and town councils (local councils) will be interested in a consultation on a draft Planning Policy Statement on development management and on draft policy annexes on pre-application and determination.

Tue, 23 Feb 2010

LAIS1296 Planning Conditions.

Parish and town councils (local councils) will be interested in a Communities and Local Government consultation - Improving the use and discharge of planning conditions.

Tue, 02 Mar 2010

LAIS1297 Council Tax Regs

Council Tax Regulations.

Tue, 02 Mar 2010

LAIS1297 Council Tax, England

Parish and town councils (local councils) will be interested in this new provision, the Council Tax (Demand Notices) (England) Regulations 2009 which compels the billing authority (e.g. district or unitary council) to provide residents with a breakdown of the services provided to them by each of the precepting authorities for the purposes of the council tax charge.

Tue, 02 Mar 2010

LAIS1297.1 Precept Demands

The power to precept is the power that town and parish councils (local councils) have to raise money by way of a compulsory levy on its inhabitants through a demand to the local billing authority (s.41(1) Local Government Finance Act 1992).

Thu, 16 Dec 2010

LAIS1298 Emergency Budget

'Tough but fair', so claimed Chancellor George Osborne describing the Coalition Government emergency budget announced on 22 June 2010.

Tue, 06 Jul 2010

LAIS1299 Localism

Local councils will be interested to note this significant document, Draft Communities and Local Government Structural Reform Plan, published on 8 July 2010, which contains an action plan with an associated timetable spelling out Coalition Government plans for a decentralising 'radical shift of power from Whitehall to local councils and communities that will make the Big Society part of everyday life'.

Mon, 12 Jul 2010

LAIS1299.1 Political Reform

Local councils will be interested to note this significant draft document, Structural Reform Plan: Political Reform, published on 27 July 2010, which contains an action plan with an associated timetable spelling out Coalition Government plans for decentralising political reform, much of which has been subject to individual launches.

Fri, 02 Jul 2010

LAIS1300 Affordable Housing Report

Local councils will be interested to note that the soon to be abolished Commission for Rural Communities has launched a new report on affordable housing, an important sustainability issue for rural communities.

Thu, 15 Jul 2010

LAIS1301 State of the Countryside

There is not one mention of local councils in the report by the Commission for Rural Communities, State of the Countryside 2010.

Wed, 21 Jul 2010

LAIS1302 Big Society Speech

In David Cameron's speech on Monday 19 July 2010, he outlined the Government's Big Society vision and explained how it was about empowering citizens, businesses and charities to take a greater role in determining their own future.

Fri, 23 Jul 2010

LAIS1303 Liberating the NHS

Local councils will be interested to note the new White Paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, particularly as it represents elements of the Big Society approach outlined in the Prime Minister's recent speech in Liverpool (LAIS 1302).

Thu, 29 Jul 2010

LAIS1303.1 Healthy Living Healthy People

Local Councils will be aware of major changes planned by Government for the state health service and will be concerned about how these changes will affect the health and well-being of residents and what part local councils will play in planned community-centred healthcare.

Tue, 14 Dec 2010

LAIS1304 Community Right to Build

A one page leaflet outlining the Government's intent to allow communities to get together to take forward developments for new homes, shops and facilities in their area, and for a community organisation (undefined) to go ahead with development without the need for an application for planning permission, if there is overwhelming community support for the development and minimum criteria are met.

Thu, 29 Jul 2010

LAIS1305 Council Tax Referendums

Parish and town councils (local councils) will wish to be aware of the latest consultation on council tax which concerns Government's plans to make local government more responsive to the people for the amount payable though providing local referendums to veto excessive council tax, instead of using the previous capping mechanisms.

Wed, 04 Aug 2010

LAIS1305.1 Council Tax Announcement

Parish and town councils (local councils) will be aware from LAIS1305 of Government's consultation Local Referendums to Veto Excessive Council Tax Increases.

Wed, 27 Oct 2010

LAIS1306 Reconnecting Police

Local councils will wish to be aware of the consultation paper, Policing in the 21st Century: Reconnecting police and the people.

Mon, 06 Sep 2010

LAIS1307 Public Services Ombudsmen

Town and parish councils (local councils) will wish to be aware of the Law Commission's consultation paper on the Public Services Ombudsmen.

Tue, 07 Sep 2010

LAIS1308 Publicity Code

Town and parish councils (local councils) will wish to be aware of the consultation paper, Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity, which is part of the Government's drive, as it sees it, to prevent public services from self-promotion using public money through using lobbyists and funding publications which compete with free press newspapers.

Sun, 05 Sep 2010

LAIS1308.1 Publicity Code

Town and parish councils (local councils) will be aware of the consultation paper, Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity.

Wed, 16 Mar 2011

LAIS1308.2 Publicity Code

Town and parish councils (local councils) will wish to be aware that the Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity has been published and is now in force.

Fri, 27 May 2011

LAIS1309 Big Lottery Fund

Town and parish councils (local councils) will wish to be aware of the Big Lottery Fund consultation which proposes focussing the Fund on the community and voluntary sector.

Mon, 11 Oct 2010

LAIS1310 Stronger Civil Society

The Government's consultation document, Supporting a Stronger Civil Society will be of interest to town and parish councils (local councils) as it restates Government's intention to create a stronger civil society.

Wed, 20 Oct 2010

LAIS1311 Local Council Precept Data

Parish and town councils (local councils) will be interested in the ongoing attention that Government is paying towards their precepts with the publication of data covering the period 2010-2011.

Mon, 15 Nov 2010