Publications

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1/4/2015 - A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING PROCUREMENT

 

Please find attached NALCs Guide to Understanding Procurement.


 

APPRAISAL FORM - PC ANNUAL STAFF - NALC

 

Parish Council Annual Staff Appraisal form by NALC.

 

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26/10/2015 - AUTO-ENROLMENT (PENSIONS) NALC/SLCC UPDATE

 

Auto-Enrolment Pensions

 

NALC & SLCC update

 

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30/7/2010 - BEING A GOOD EMPLOYER

 

A guide for Local Councillors.

 

 

 

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16/1/2015 - CONSENT TO RECIEVE AGENDAS ELECTRONICALLY

 

Please find attached a document to consent to receive Agendas Electronically


 

28/11/2007 - CRACKDOWN - DON'T PUT UP WITH IT REPORT IT

 

Fed up with anti-social drivers? Tired of wrecked and abandoned vehicles in your neighbourhood? Don't tolerate it - report it.

 

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1/3/2015 - DELEGATED DECISIONS TEMPLATE

 

Please find attached a delegated decisions template


 

EAST SUSSEX LOCAL FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2013 - 16

 

East Sussex Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2013 - 2016

 

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EAST SUSSEX LOCAL FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2013 - 2016 - TECHNICAL APPENDICES

 

East Sussex Local

Flood Risk Management

Strategy 2013 – 2016

Technical Appendices

 

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FLYING FLAGS GUIDE

 

Guide on flying flags.

October 2012 restrictions on flying most flags were lifted.

The attached guide covers what you can now do without planning permission.


 

6/11/2008 - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION - LOCAL COUNCIL PUBLICATION SCHEME

 

Completing the guide to information for parish councils, parish meetings and community councils.

 

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6/11/2008 - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION - LOCAL COUNCIL TEMPLATE

 

Local Council Template.

 

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6/11/2008 - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION - PARISH MEETING TEMPLATE

 

Parish MeetingTemplate.

 

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GATWICK PLEDGES FOR A SECOND RUNWAY

 

Gatwick's case for a second runway.

 

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1/1/2016 - GOOD COUNCILLOR GUIDE 2016 EDITION

 

Essential Guidance for Local Councillors.

 

2016 Edition

 

If you wish to purchase hard copies of the guide please complete the online order form here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QTNVW88

 

 

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1/3/2014 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOCAL COUNCILS - A PRACTITIONERS' GUIDE (ENGLAND) 2014

 

This publication is a guide for all financial officers of local councils and should be used in conjuction with the 11 appendices and the glossary which can also be found on this page of our webiste.

 

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1/3/2014 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOCAL COUNCILS - APPENDIX 1

 

Appendix 1 – Local council services and powers

 

 

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1/3/2014 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOCAL COUNCILS - APPENDIX 10

 

Appendix 10 – Safeguarding public money

 

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1/3/2014 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOCAL COUNCILS - APPENDIX 11

 

Appendix 11 – Declaration of No accounts

 

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1/3/2014 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOCAL COUNCILS - APPENDIX 2

 

Appendix 2 – Statement of responsibilities of auditors and of audited small bodies

 

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1/3/2014 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOCAL COUNCILS - APPENDIX 3

 

Appendix 3 – The approach to the audit of local councils in England

 

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1/3/2014 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOCAL COUNCILS - APPENDIX 4

 

Appendix 4 – Extract from the Audit Commission’s Code of Audit Practice 2010

 

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1/3/2014 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOCAL COUNCILS - APPENDIX 5

 

Appendix 5 – Standing Guidance issued by the Audit Commission to External Auditors to small bodies on the overall scope and approach of their audit

 

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1/3/2014 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOCAL COUNCILS - APPENDIX 6

 

Appendix 6 – Annual return for local councils for the year ending 31 March 2014

 

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1/3/2014 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOCAL COUNCILS - APPENDIX 7

 

Appendix 7 – Accounts and Audit Regulations and Guidance

 

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1/3/2014 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOCAL COUNCILS - APPENDIX 8

 

Appendix 8 – Local Government Investments – DCLG Guidance

 

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1/3/2014 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOCAL COUNCILS - APPENDIX 9

 

Appendix 9 – An approach to internal audit testing

 

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1/3/2016 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR SMALLER AUTHORITIES - MARCH 2016 - UPDATES TO GUIDE

 

Please find attached the Financial Briefing F02-16 - Governance and Accountability - Updates to Guide


 

19/7/2016 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR SMALLER AUTHORITIES IN ENGLAND - MARCH 2016

 

Please find attached the Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England - March 2016 Version.

 

Please note the supporting information is important and we advise that it is read thoroughly.


 

[9] HANDLING COMPLAINTS

 

This Legal Topic Note sets out the statutory and recommended procedures to be used when there is a complaint made to a local council. This document is intended to assist local councils in England to deal with complaints they receive and includes a draft complaints procedure.

 

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13/1/2011 - HOW TO CONDUCT A RISK ASSESSMENT - Action In Rural Sussex Publication

 

A Step-By-Step Guide for Community Groups.

 

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1/3/2016 - LETTER ADVISING OF GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY CHANGES

 

Please find attached a Letter from Steve Parkinson advising of the Governance and Accountability Changes


 

1/3/2016 - LOCAL AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT 2014 - CHANGES TO AUDIT APPOINTMENTS AND ARRANGEMENTS

 

Please find attached the Financial Briefing on the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 - Changes to Audit Appointments and Arrangements


 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND AUDIT ACT - THE OPENNESS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODIES REGULATIONS 2014

 

Draft Regulations laid before Parliament under section 43 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, for approval by resolution of each House of Parliament.

 

DRAFT STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS 2014 No.

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND

 

The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014

 

Made - - - - ***

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

 

The Secretary of State in exercise of the powers conferred by section 40 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014(a), makes the following Regulations:

 

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12/1/2011 - METAL DETECTING ON COUNCIL LAND

 

If someone wishes to use a metal detector on Council owned land they must have permission from the council before doing so.

 

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MODEL CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT - CLERK, DEPUTY OR ASSISTANT CLERK

 

CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT

 

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9/8/2010 - MODEL DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE - NALC

 

This disciplinary procedure is designed to help and encourage employees to achieve and maintain acceptable standards of conduct and job performance at all times.

 

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15/10/2014 - MODEL FINANCIAL REGULATIONS - OCTOBER 2014

 

Please find attached the Model Financial Regulations - October 2014


 

9/8/2010 - MODEL GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE - NALC

 

This procedure applies to all employees of the council.

 

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4/10/2013 - MODEL STANDING ORDERS 2013

 

Model Standing Orders for Local Councils

 

This is the free electronic 2nd part of NALC’s new publication called “Local Councils EXPLAINED”

 

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8/2/2013 - MODELLING DEVOLUTION - WORKING TOGETHER TO DELIVER LOCAL SERVICES

 

Please see attached Modelling Devolution


 

8/5/2015 - NEW COUNCILLOR PACKS

 

SSALC have put together an information pack for New Councillors to help them settle into their new role.

 

Please see attached for more details.

 

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8/1/2016 - NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2016 - SSALC

 

SSALC Newsletter - 8 January 2016

 

 

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5/7/2013 - NEWSLETTER JULY 2013 SSALC LIMITED

 

Our July Newsletter includes:

  • Chairmans’ Networking Day report
  • Report on Norman Baker MP, Transport Minister’s visit to discuss the success of the SSALC Apprentice, Carla Staden
  • Clerks’ Networking Day report and next event
  • Unpresented cheques, why SSALC haven’t paid in your subs yet
  • Funding for Neighbourhood Planning DCLG explanation
  • Legal Advice
  • SSALC Recruitment Service
  • NALC Matters
  • Public Sector Mapping
  • Surrey News - AGM & Conference info and more...
  • Sussex News - WSCC & WSALC event info and more...
  • Action in rural Sussex “Give and Gain Networking” free event for businesses and community groups
  • Training Events List
  • How to contact us

 

1/7/2015 - NEWSLETTER - JULY 2015 - SSALC

 

SSALC Newsletter - 1 July 2015

 

 

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1/3/2016 - NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2016 - SSALC

 

SSALC Newsletter - 1 March 2016

 

 

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3/5/2016 - NEWSLETTER - MAY 2016 - SSALC

 

SSALC Newsletter - 1 May 2016

 

 

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2/11/2015 - NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2015 - SSALC

 

SSALC Newsletter - 1 November 2015

 

 

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1/9/2015 - NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER 2015 - SSALC

 

SSALC Newsletter - 1 September 2015

 

 

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15/9/2016 - NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER 2016 - SSALC

 

SSALC Newsletter September 2016

 

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16/12/2014 - NEWSLETTER - SSALC NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2014

 

SSALC NOVEMBER / DECEMBER NEWSLETTER 2014

 

 

SEASONAL BREAK

The SSALC team would like to wish you all the compliments of the season.

The office will be closed from 4 pm on 23 December 2014 to 4 January 2015 inclusive.

 

Should you have an urgent enquiry that needs a response during this time you can

contact Trevor Leggo by email at trevor.leggo@rssalc.co.uk or ring him on his

mobile 07825 506649 on non bank holidays.

 

All emails and messages sent to/left at the office will be dealt with in order once the office reopens on 5 January 2015.

 

 

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7/8/2013 - NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2013 SSALC

 

Our August Newsletter includes:

- Sussex ALC & Action in rural Sussex AGM & Conference Announcement

- Village Greens – consultation for changes in Commons Act 2006

- Parishes Rural Identity Under Threat

- Changes to pensions

- NALC Strategic Review

- Upcoming Training Events

- Salary Increase

- Local Councils EXPLAINED

- Free Trees for Communities and Youth Groups

- Public Sector Mapping Agreement

- Legal Advice from Hedleys

- UNPRESENTED CHEQUES

- Surrey News – Surrey Information point & the Chairman of Surrey ALC to visit local councils

- Sussex News – West Sussex CC & West Sussex ALC joint conference

 


 

17/12/2013 - NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2013 SSALC LIMITED

 

SSALC LIMITED

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

 

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1/8/2014 - NEWSLETTER JULY/AUGUST 2014 SSALC LIMITED

 

Newsletter July / August SSALC Limited

 

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8/4/2014 - NEWSLETTER MAR / APR 2014 - SSALC

 

NEWSLETTER MAR / APR 2014 - SSALC

 

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27/5/2014 - NEWSLETTER MAY/ JUNE 2014 SSALC Limited

 

SSALC Limited May/June Newsletter

 

 

 

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22/11/2013 - NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2013

 

NEWSLETTER

 

NOVEMBER 2013

 

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21/10/2013 - NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2013 SSALC LIMITED

 

Please find attached the SSALC Ltd. Monthly E-Newsletter which this month includes the following –

 

 

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2/10/2014 - NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2014 - SSALC

 

SSALC LIMITED SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

 

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4/2/2014 - NEWSLETTER SSALC LTD JAN/FEB 2014

 

NEWSLETTER SSALC LIMITED JANUARY/FEBRUARY

 

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1/3/2013 - OPENNESS & TRANSPARENCY ON PERSONAL INTERESTS - A DCLG GUIDE FOR COUNCILLORS

 

Openness and transparency on personal interests

A DCLG guide for councillors

 

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1/1/2009 - POINTERS TO GOOD PRACTICE - FOR LOCAL COUNCILLORS

 

This guide shows how successfully town and parish councils across England are working for their communities.

 

 

 

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26/6/2010 - POWER TO THE PEOPLE

 

Your guide to local councils, the benefits they cna bring to your area and how you can create one.

 

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1/7/2015 - PROPER ACCOUNTING FOR CHARITIES

 

Please find attached an article for proper accounting for charities

 

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11/12/2014 - RURAL HOUSING - A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR PARISH COUNCILS

 

Affordable Rural Housing:

A practical guide for parish councils

From the Rural Housing Alliance

Building a future for your rural community

 

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15/9/2016 - SSALC MEMBERSHIP LEAFLET 2017

 

Click on the PDF icon for the SSALC Membership Leaflet, full of useful information about the benefits of being a member of SSALC!


 

19/12/2016 - SSALC NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2017

 

SSALC Newsletter - January 2017

 

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29/7/2016 - SSALC NEWSLETTER - JULY 2016

 

SSALC Newsletter - July 2016

 

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1/3/2017 - SSALC NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2017

 

SSALC Newsletter - March 2017

 

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1/5/2015 - SSALC NEWSLETTER - MAY 2015

 

SSALC NEWSLETTER - MAY 2015

 

 

 

 

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9/11/2016 - SSALC NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2016

 

SSALC Newsletter - November 2016

 

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1/4/2013 - SSALC NEWSLETTER APRIL 2013

 

Download the Newsletter and catch up on recent updates and changes for local councils


 

1/2/2013 - SSALC NEWSLETTER FEB 2013

 

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17/2/2015 - SSALC NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2015

 

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This edition’s articles –

• “Shale developments to be banned in all UK national parks”

• NALC updates, updated Legal Topic Notes & NALC website password reminder

• Public Contracts Regulations 2015

• Process of recruiting a Clerk – probationary periods

• Apprenticeships

• LCR magazine invoices

• REMINDER – make formal appointments to outside bodies

• Vacancies

• New Councillor Training – events following the elections

• Promotional material to get members of the public interested in standing for election

• Surrey News

• Sussex News

• Contact us

 


 

1/1/2013 - SSALC NEWSLETTER JAN 2013

 

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1/6/2013 - SSALC NEWSLETTER JUNE 2013

 

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1/3/2013 - SSALC NEWSLETTER MARCH 2013

 

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1/5/2013 - SSALC NEWSLETTER MAY 2013

 

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SURVELLANCE CAMERA CODE OF PRACTICE

 

Surveillance Camera Code of Practice

 

Home Office

June 2013

 

Presented to Parliament Pursuant to Section 30 (1) (a) of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

 

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8/8/2016 - WORKPLACE PENSIONS - ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO AUTOMATIC ENROLMENT

 

A useful guide to automatic enrolment from The Pensions Regulator.

 

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