Fraud Protection presentation - Avon & Somerset Police


Back to face to face meetings? Think laterally, not literally, Weymouth Town Council meeting LINK 

A bit less glamourous is a car park Middlewich Town Council 

Middlewich Town Council 

Brit Awards - Line of  Duty with Jackie Weaver  

A guide to the new Armed Forces Covenant Legislation



Local Councils' Green Energy Buying Scheme 



Campaign to retain remote meetings - words for MP's

Meeting with MHCLG on Playgrounds management during Covid 19


MHCLG Notes 

One West Training Briefing  

Census 2021
How can Councillors help? 

Dr Jonathan Owen - CEO of NALC

AGM Presentation 2020 

Reopening Village Halls and Community Centres

ACRE have produced a further update reflecting recent changes in government guidelines, some of which took a bit of sorting out.

The main changes are to Appendices C,D,E and M – copies attached. Two key messages reflecting most of the queries I’ve received over the last week or so – displaying a QR code is now Mandatory for all community buildings, and (as we have said previously) the Rule of Six should not in principle limit numbers for most community activities PROVIDED that full social distancing is maintained, and NO MINGLING takes place.

Covid 19 Information Sheet

Appendix C 

Appendix D 

Appendix E 

Appendix M 

Centre for Sutainable Energy Annual Report 

Salix Finance is a not-for-profit, government-funded organisation dedicated to providing interest-free finance for public sector energy efficiency projects. Salix aims to enable and inspire climate action locally, as well as nationally, to support public sector organisations in achieving their carbon reduction targets.

Eligible technologies include upgrading to LED street lighting, installing solar panels, and improving building efficiency with insulation and heating.

Technical support and guidance is available for projects in the early stages without any obligation to formally apply. Feedback on potential loan values can be provided to help with decision making.

A member of the dedicated Salix Local Authorities Team is on hand to provide support throughout the entire application process.

To contact a member of the Salix team, or to find out more information, please click here or call 020 3102 6900" 

Association of Play Industries’ position on COVID-19

Centre for Sustainable Energy - news

Sextorian - cyber crime 

Safer Public Places - Urban Centres and Green Spaces 

Corona Virus Act 2020


Holding Remote Parish Council meetings




Friends of the Earth

20 Actions Town and Parish Councils can take on the climate and nature emergency 



Parish Representatives needed on the Mendip Hills AONB. Parish Councillors on the following councils are encouraged to apply:

Blagdon, Bleadon, Burrington, Butcombe, Churchill, Hutton, Loxton, Winscombe & Sandford, Chew Stoke, Compton Martin, East Harptree, Hinton Blewett, Nempnett Thrubwell, Stowey Sutton, Ubley and West Harptree.

More information HERE 

Application form 


Two awesome presentations from the 2019 ALCA  AGM  

Climate Emergency - Cllr Bridget Petty

65 High Street, Nailsea Project - Ian Morrel





Closing date 21st October 2019



The National Audit Office has issued a consultation on the new Code of Audit Practice which is due to come into force by 1 April 2020. NALC will be responding and needs the input of Local Councils to inform that response.


Revive and Thrive - Exciting new health and wellbeing project catching the attention of national bodies

65 High Street Nailsea 

National Living Wage & National Minimum Wage from 1st April 2019

Clerks and Councillors - raising their game

Taylor Report - Clarification on funding Churches