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Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising the parish and town councils of Northamptonshire, who form the grass roots tier of local government in England.
We offer members a resource of vital, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.
As a membership association we are unable to deal with queries from the public, but we are happy to make general information available through this website.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:19 by Danny Moody
Welcome to the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC.
This edition is packed full of opportunities and offers so read carefully! There is the latest information on the government's Our Place! Programme and a call for proposals under the Sustainable Communities Act. There is an offer of free trees, an article on how to create a council business plan and news of the launch of the brand new Highway Wardens Scheme. Plus there are all the usual features including A Cautionary Tale, Situations Vacant and details of upcoming training events. More »
As always we welcome comments, feedback and suggestions.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:24 by Danny Moody
At long last the legislation that requires all cheques or other orders for payment to be signed by two members of the council is being repealed. The Legislative Reform (Payments by Parish Councils, Community Councils and Charter Trustees) Order 2013 was laid before parliament on Monday. Legislative Reform Orders (LROs) can take anywhere from 7 weeks to 30 weeks to go through the parliamentary process, so don't make any changes just yet! When the LRO is finally "made" all councils will be required to have robust systems of internal control if they wish to move away from cheques. The Joint Practitioners' Action Group (JPAG) will be producing model guidance and I will circulate it when available. It should be noted that this is not the removal of cheque payments – parish councils are quite at liberty to go on using cheques signed by two members of the council if they wish, but the LRO will free up councils to use whatever payment method they choose. More »
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:31 by Danny Moody
Job title: Operations Manager
Location: Duston Parish Council (DPC)
Salary: NJC points 22-25 (£19817-£21734) More »
Allowances: Mileage allowance
Hours: 37 hours per week (including evening and weekend hours.)
Responsible to: Parish Executive Officer
Directly responsible for: Caretaking team
Indirectly responsible for: Volunteers