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YLCA Advice Note 16: The Mandatory Publications Scheme revised April 2019

This Advice Note explains the requirement under Freedom of Information legislation for all local councils and parish meetings to adopt a Publication Scheme which gives details of information held by the council or parish meeting which is unreservedly available to the public.

Mon, 6th Jan 2020

YLCA Advice Note 15: The use of Parish Polls revised April 2019

This Advice Note explains parish polls at a parish meeting.

Mon, 6th Jan 2020

YLCA Advice Note 14: Number of Councillors revised April 2019

This Advice Note explains how the number of councillors on a local council can be calculated based on the number of electors in the parish and states how a review of the number of councillors can be instigated.

Mon, 6th Jan 2020

YLCA Advice Note 13: The Three Stages of Local Council Audit revised May 2019

This Advice note explains internal controls, internal audit and external audit.

Mon, 6th Jan 2020

YLCA Advice Note 12: Committees of the Council revised December 2018

This Advice Notes explains a councils committee structure of council/committee/sub- committee and working party.

Mon, 6th Jan 2020

YLCA Advice Note 11: Dealing with Members of the Public revised May 2019

This Advice Note outlines public rights in relation to local councils and includes public participation at meetings, suggested rules for a public session at a council meeting, freedom of information and data protection.

Mon, 6th Jan 2020

YLCA Advice Note 08: Parish Meetings revised May 2019

This Advice Note covers the status, agenda, notice and chairmanship arrangements for Parish Meetings.

Mon, 6th Jan 2020

YLCA Advice Note 07: Council Meeting Agendas revised March 2019

This Advice Note covers agendas, decision taking and discussion of business at a council meeting including meeting notices, agendas and rights of the public.

Mon, 6th Jan 2020

YLCA Advice Note 06: Councillors Rights to Time off work revised April 2019

This Advice Note explains the legislation which allows a councillor to take reasonable time off work to attend council meetings.

Mon, 6th Jan 2020

YLCA Advice Note 03: Local Council Powers revised July 2020

This Advice Note gives a list of local council powers for councils that do not have the General Power of Competence.

Mon, 6th Jan 2020

YLCA Advice Note 02: Meetings Quick Checklist revised April 2019

This Advice Note gives a checklist for councils relating to minutes including the agenda, convening a meeting, public participation, quorum and minutes.

Mon, 6th Jan 2020