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What CALC does

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Advice and support

  • We are here to advise about law and procedure – and any other issues as far as we are able. The office is open five days a week, there is an answering machine if the office is unoccupied and we are available by email. 
  • We publish good practice guides on many subjects on the members’ pages of the CALC web site. Member councils also have access to the members’ pages of the National Association of Local Councils’ web site which publishes legal topic notes on a great many subjects.
  • Member councils have free access to NALC’s legal team for specialist advice, which is not available elsewhere. Larger councils have direct access, smaller councils go through CALC.
  • Christopher,our Executive Officer  or Caroline , our administrator,  gives one to one support where required
  • Jenny Maturi, our former development officer has  written ‘The Clerk’s Companion’ and the Councillors Companion, the simplest possible guides to the clerk’s and councillors responsibilities, only available to member councils.

Information

  • We send a weekly electronic newsletter to all member councils – the ‘CALC Update’ - to circulate up to date information, including local news, events and vacancies, and national information from NALC.
  • We produce information leaflets from time to time.

Training

  • We provide programmes of training for councillors, employing a principal lecturer from the University of Gloucestershire, who is involved in the National Training strategy for parish and town councils, and co-authors publications such as the ‘Good Councillor’s Guide’ which NALC issues.
  • Clerks of member councils who are studying for the Certificate in Local Council Administration are invited to attend CiLCA support group meetings. We give guidance on making the submission, based on the National Training Strategy guide and guidance issued by the national evaluation panel. Gill Lungley FSLCC will support throiugh the process. If you are interested in taking up the opportunity of CiLCA qualification then please contact Gill via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • We provide the nationally agreed training module for councils adopting the General Power of Competance

Clerks’ Gatherings

  • We hold networking meetings for clerks, usually inviting a guest speaker on a topical subject

Governance and representation

  • Each member council is invited to send delegates to one of the four area meetings. These meet quarterly, and usually invite a guest speaker. Any council can have items which concern them included in the agenda. Area meetings appoint members to the Executive Committee and to external organisations such as the local strategic partnership. Larger councils directly appoint a representative to the Executive Committee
  • The Executive Committee meets quarterly, and oversees the management of the Association. It agrees the annual budget, and sets the subscription level.
  • A member of the Executive Committee is appointed to serve on the NALC national council, and the committee also sends representatives to the NALC AGM.
  • NALC is based in London, and represents parish and town councils to Government.

Subscriptions

  • The subscription is made up of two elements – the CALC service charge and the NALC affiliation fee. CALC collects the latter on behalf of NALC and pays it over to them.
 

Important Information

 Apologies for the problems with this website. 

We will be addressing them as soon as possible.

Please contact the CALC office for up to date information

The biggest event in the Local Council calendar is happening in Worcestershire next month at the wonderful Chateau Impney Hotel at Droitwich Spa

Do you have a project as a Council you are wishing to do?

With exhibitors from every aspect of the sector there is sure to be someone there who will have the expertise or product to help you.

In addition there will be demonstrations and talks on a wide range of subjects:

Session on making tax digital which will impact Town and Parish Councils from October 2019

Environmental Policy and Climate Change – find out what you can do

Council Modernisation – across all aspects of IT

Grounds Maintenance Service – Outsourced and In-House

Demonstration on how to move to being a paperless Council

7 Steps to success – achieving play and sports area delivery

Charitable Trusts


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Newsflash

New CiLCA Dates

Gill Lungley MILCM has arranged for the following dates for CiLCA sessions taking place at Bewdley Town Council 25(A) Load Street, Bewdley,DY12 2AE.

These sessions are £20 each and are payable direct to Gill, with no commitment for additional sessions.

28th May
18th June
16th July
10th September
1st October
23rd October

All sessions take place between 6:30pm and 8:30pm

To book a place please email gill@worcscalc.org.uk