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Dementia Friendly Communities

Demonstrating the positive impact of building dementia-friendly communities and providing local councils with the tools to help them develop their own.

Mon, 20 Jun 2022

Tags: Community

NALC Legal Update June 2022

NALC Legal Update – June 2022

  • The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations 2020
  • New legislation – councillor disqualification for sexual offences
  • Declaring casual vacancies

Wed, 01 Jun 2022

Section 137 Expenditure Limit for 2022-23

Section 137 Expenditure Limit for 2022-23

Tue, 15 Feb 2022

Tags: Community

Funding & Grants Bulletin November 2021

Funding & grants available for local communities and councils

Wed, 17 Nov 2021

Tags: Community

What can local councils do on climate change?

This report aims to paint an accurate picture of how climate change is being tackled by local (parish, town and community) councils and identify the challenges they face. In doing so, NALC can better understand how to support local councils in creating more sustainable communities.

Thu, 28 Oct 2021

Tags: Community

Website Accessibility and Publishing Guidelines

The guide aims to help local (parish, town and community) councils ensure their websites meet the needs of all users — especially those with disabilities or impairments that use assistive technology.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

Points of Light 2021

The 2021 edition of Points of Light, highlights the excellent work local (parish, community and town) councils have done to support their communities.

Points of Light aims to promote good practice and raise awareness of the various services local councils facilitate. Managing the local water supply, providing free breakfast packs for families on low incomes, employing a family support worker, operating a discounted housing scheme and setting up a food bank are just some of the examples contained in this year's edition.

Points of Light is a collection of case studies that include summaries and information on the electorate, precept and expenditure that highlight the work of England's 10,000 local councils.

Thu, 30 Sep 2021

What does each tier of Local Government have responsibility for?

If your Parish, Town or Community Council covers any other areas of activity, please let us know so we can add to the list!

Thu, 12 Aug 2021

Family Food Boxes - Rapid Relief Team

The RRT Family Food Box help relieve immediate pressure for an individual or family in crisis, allowing them to focus and pull through the crisis.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

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Allotments, A Plotholder's Guide

Allotments provide an excellent opportunity to grow your own fruit and vegetables, meet new people and get plenty of fresh air and exercise. 'Allotments: a plotholder's guide' is for anyone who rents or is thinking of renting an allotment plot. It outlines the basics you need to know in order to enjoy all the opportunities and benefits that allotment gardening offers.

Fri, 09 Apr 2021

Tags: Community

Survey Climate Change & Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy (for completion by COUNCIL)

This is for completion by Parish, Town and Community Councils, rather than sharing it with residents.

Wed, 07 Apr 2021

Sustainability and Climate Change HCC Presentation

Hertfordshire County Council presentation 26th March 2021

Wed, 31 Mar 2021

Why should I become a councillor

This document explains why you should become a councillor and what's in it for your community.

Sun, 28 Mar 2021

The Duty on Parish and Town Councils to Consider the Provision of Allotments

If the council of any borough, urban district or parish are of opinion that there is a demand for allotments in the borough, urban district or parish, the council shall provide a sufficient number of allotments, and shall let such allotments to persons resident in the borough, district or parish and desiring to take the same.

Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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A Place to Grow

The preface to the second edition of the good practice guide for the management of allotments, Growing in the community (to be referred to hereafter as the guide), highlights the recent revival of interest in 'growing your own'. The consequent increase in the demand for allotments is reflected in lower vacancy rates and lengthening waiting lists across the UK. Over the two years since the publication of the guide, this trend has intensified. Estimates of waiting lists exceeding 100,000 are widely reported, and few areas have vacant plots. Local authorities have come under increasing pressure to provide new sites, and to accommodate alternative food growing projects where allotments are scarce.

Thu, 25 Mar 2021

Tags: Community

Community Public Access Defibrillators (cPads)

Survival rates for cardiac arrests improve significantly when defibrillation can be administered within 5 minutes.

Abbots Langley Parish Council, having researched and purchased 3 cPads, have kindly shared their findings in this paper to help inform other Councils in Hertfordshire considering installing them.

Tue, 09 Mar 2021

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Example Safeguarding Children Policy

Example Policy for Safeguarding Children which can be customised to suit your Council and meet any specific needs you have for this document (such as grant applications).

Tue, 16 Feb 2021

Defibrillators in the Community – Some Suggested Guidelines

Purchasing or supporting purchase of a community defibrillator, some notes for Councils to consider, courtesy of Herts County Council.

Tue, 26 Jan 2021

Tags: Community

Sustainable Communities Act Toolkit

The Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (SCA) is being used by local (parish and town) councils to inspire their communities to agree with them new and innovative ways of improving their area or become involved in Big Society projects.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020

Avoiding Danger When Working Near Underground Services

This guidance is aimed at all those involved in commissioning, planning, managing and carrying out work on or near underground services. It will also be of use to the owners and operators of such services.

It outlines the potential dangers of working near underground services and gives advice on how to reduce any direct risks to people's health and safety, as well as the indirect risks arising through damage to services.

It explains the three basic elements of a safe system of work during excavation:

  1. Planning the work
  2. Locating and identifying buried services
  3. Safe excavation

Tue, 08 Sep 2020

Website Content Accessibility Guidelines

This presentation sets out the requirements and provides practical help and information.

Thu, 27 Aug 2020

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Risk Assessment for COVID 19 play areas and outside gyms - amendable

BHIB Councils Insurance amendable generic risk assessment for COVID-19.

Tue, 14 Jul 2020

Risk Assessment COVID 19 general workplace

Generic Risk Assessment for dealing with COVID-19 in the workplace.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020

Risk Assessment COVID 19 Council reopening checklist/risk assessment

Following a council office closure or change in operating model due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the immediate reaction of many councils is to reopen their offices as soon as possible. However, it is highly likely that the working environment for the next period will be anything but "business as usual" – not just for your council but also your clerks, councillors, volunteers and the community. It is likely that many of the COVID-19 controls put in place during the crisis will remain in place for some time, or only be partially lifted i.e. social distancing requirements etc

Wed, 01 Jul 2020

Website Content Accessibility requirements

The publication provides practical steps that local (parish, town and community) councils can follow to understand the new regulations, put in place an accessibility statement, and start plans to improve the accessibility of their website.

Wed, 10 Jun 2020

Neighbourhood Planning, Health and Well Being, Legal Update

This article explores health and well-being through neighbourhood planning, and provides live links and examples of how councils are combating measures through the planning system.

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

Countryside and Rights of Way Access Map

Hertfordshire County Council Countryside and Rights of Way Access Map September 2019

Fri, 06 Sep 2019

How to Support Mental Health at Work

Guidance from the Mental Health Foundation:

For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend much of our time, where we get our income and often where make our friends.
Having a fulfilling job can be good for your mental health and general wellbeing.
We all have times when life gets on top of us – sometimes that's work-related, like deadlines or travel. Sometimes it's something else – our health, our relationships, or our circumstances.

Tue, 06 Aug 2019

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