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Media Policy NALC Template

This media policy template produced by NALC can be used by local councils to adapt and adopt a media policy which covers legal requirements, meetings and designated media contacts.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Tags: NALC, Policy

Checklist Smaller Authorities Transparency Code

This is a useful checklist for smaller councils (below £25,000 turnover) that are required to comply with the transparency code. It lists the items that must be uploaded to a publicly accessible website.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Social Media Policy example

This social media policy relates to a council's facebook and twitter accounts and how these are to be managed by the council.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Tags: Policy

Complaints Procedure for a smaller council

This complaints procedure is a basic procedure for small local councils. It sets out a basic procedure for handling complaints about the council which can be issued to a complainant to explain the process and then followed by the council to deal with the complaint.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Rules for Public Session and Council Meeting example

These example rules include recommendations for the management of a public question time session as well as setting out the expectations of the council in terms of public participation during the meeting.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Vexatious Policy example

Occasionally an individual contacts a local council on the same issue many times. This type of contact may be classed as vexatious. It is prudent for all local councils to have a vexatious policy to deal with enquiries of this nature.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Tags: Policy

FOI Policy for a local council example

This is an example of a Freedom of Information policy for adoption by a local council to set out the process required to deal with freedom of information requests.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Tags: Policy

Recording of meetings guidance template revised 2019

All council meetings maybe recorded by a member of the public, a councillor or the council. This document explains the legislation and the practical procedures that should be in place to allow the recording of meetings.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Internal Controls Checklist

This checklist suggests the types of internal controls that a council should have to ensure that the councils finances are managed with a robust and effective system of internal control. Internal Control is part of a council's audit regime which also includes internal audit and external audit.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Grant Application form

An example of a format for a grant application form to be issued to applicants along with the terms of reference document which should outline the application process and criteria for award of grants.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Grant application process terms of reference

Many local councils award grants to local groups. This document gives an example process for the consideration and awarding of grants.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Insurance Register

This Insurance register is an example of an insurance record for all council insurances (this is the information included on the council's insurance document schedule)

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Risk Management Document example

This example risk management document shows how a local council can assess the risks inherent in its activities and satisfy itself that it has taken all reasonable steps to minimise them. The document includes a suggested format for a risk assessment to assess risks as Low/Medium or High.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

YLCA Advice Note 20: Notification of Planning Applications revised January 2020

This Advice Note sets out the consultation rights of local councils on planning applications under current legislation.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Financial Risk Assessment

An example of a financial risk assessment including arrangements for the handling of cash, employers and public liability and fidelity guarantees, contracts and tenders, banking arrangements, cash book, PAYE and Pensions compliance.

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Asset Register example

An example asset register to assist local councils in creating an asset register document.

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

The Good Councillors Guide to Transport Planning

NALC Publication : The Good Councillors Guide to Transport Planning.

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Tags: NALC, Planning

The Good Councillors Guide to Finance and Transparency

NALC Publication : The Good Councillors Guide to Finance and Transparency.

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

The Good Councillors Guide to Neighbourhood Planning

NALC publication : The Good Councillors Guide to Neighbourhood Planning.

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Tags: NALC, Planning

The Good Councillors Guide

NALC publication : The Good Councillors Guide. Suggested reading for all new councillors.

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Tags: NALC

Being a Good Employer

NALC publication : Being a Good Employer guide for parish and town councils.

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

CiLCA prospectus 2019

The CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) qualification prospectus 2019.

Tue, 07 Jan 2020

Co-option notice example

An example of a co-option notice. Member councils are advised to contact the principal authority elections office as soon as a vacancy arises on the council for assistance with notices to be displayed in relation to by-election and then co-option.

Tue, 07 Jan 2020

Chairman's Declaration of Acceptance of Office

A chairman's declaration of office to be signed at the annual meeting of council.

Tue, 07 Jan 2020

Declaration of Acceptance of Office

A declaration of acceptance of office form to be signed by new councillors.

Tue, 07 Jan 2020

Governance and Accountability March 2019 summary of changes

This document highlights the changes to the March 2019 version of Governance and Accountability.

Tue, 07 Jan 2020

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 form

This is the form that applicants complete along with the application form which declares criminal convictions.

Tue, 07 Jan 2020