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NALC’s LCR Spring edition goes digital

The Spring edition of NALC's flagship magazine, LCR, is now available to read, for free, online at
So, you can now scroll through the issue to study must-read information and practical advice.
Included in this issue is a special section related to the coronavirus, with articles on:
· how to manage your volunteers,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 May 2020 10:56 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Councils

Member Bulletin 20 05 20

Latest issue of the regular newsletter for Councillors and Clerks of Parish, Town and Community Councils in membership of HAPTC to keep you right up-to-date with items of interest and statutory requirements.

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2020 09:09 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils

Funding & Grants Bulletin April 2020

Funding and grants available of interest to Parish and Town Councils

Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 11:21 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Claims

HMRC has now confirmed that the 20th April 2020 is the intended launch date of an online service for reclaiming wages under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

Posted: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 12:36 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Councils

NALC Legal Update April 2020

Coronavirus response– practical general guidance on what councils can do at a local level

New employment changes 2020

Signing the summons

The six month rule

Posted: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:24 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils

British Red Cross Hertfordshire – Response to Covid-19

What we are doing:

  • Support for the NHS – Our services ensure people are supported on their return from hospital and once they are home. Crucially, our support helps to ease the strain on the NHS by freeing up hospital beds.
  • Vulnerable and Elderly - We know that the elderly and those who are already lonely will be hardest hit by this crisis. Our initial focus will be supporting individuals over... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:41 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils

Guidance and temporary regulations for holding meetings remotely

On 4 April 2020, the Government brought The Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Meetings) (England) Regulations 2020 into force to allow local authorities to temporarily conduct meetings remotely during the Coronavirus crisis.

NALC has produced a legal briefing with their interpretations of the regulations and a guide to support
local (Parish, Town and Community) Councils... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:13 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Councils

Funding support for communities during the Coronavirus crisis

· Community sports facilities

"Sport England have announced a support package of up to £195 million to help the community sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing crisis, in addition to existing government support. The package includes a new £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which is open now for local club and community organisations to bid for grants between £300... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:06 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils

Supporting Rural Communities respond to Coronavirus

"We are working with #TeamHerts Volunteering and the CVS organisations collecting information to ensure that all those in need in rural areas have help and support wherever they live.
We need to know what is happening locally to help us co-ordinate support and resources for the most vulnerable and in need.
Please spare a few moments to take our Survey Monkey Questionnaire to let us know what is happening... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:27 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils

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