Health and care partners across Coventry and Warwickshire are encouraging residents to help protect the NHS by having their flu vaccination on time this year to avoid an increase in serious preventable diseases. 

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From Warwickshire County Council Communities and Partnerships Service

Remembrance Sunday is a significant date in our calendar where the nation unites to make sure that no-one is forgotten and to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. This year will feel very different. For the first time in history, the annual ceremony at the Cenotaph will be closed to members of the public, with people encouraged instead to join together for a national

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Kim Slater, WRCC, reports on queries regarding dance classes since new government guidance issued on 24th September

“From 28th September singing in groups is restricted to 6 people and there should not be any dancing or loud music”

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WDC Report – During the Covid-19 pandemic, the District Council has been helping retail and businesses get back into operation. Grants given to businesses in Shrewley total £200k including the Durham Ox. Pubs and pavement licences have raised some concerns for the spread of Covid-19 if the rules are not properly followed.

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Anyone interested in supporting others during the pandemic is invited to join a new community training programme from Warwickshire County Council.

The short Covid-19 Community Champions course, developed by the council and delivered in partnership with other public and voluntary sector services, starts later this month.

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Taken from the newsletterof the National Association of Civic Officers

For the majority of our members, now is the time of year to get into detailed planning for Remembrance Sunday.

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Warwickshire County Council will open the second round of the Councillors' Grant Fund for 2020-21 on Tuesday 1st September and invites applications from voluntary and community organisations across the county. The Councillors’ Grant Fund is an annual allocation of £6000, distributed in two rounds, made available to each of the Council’s 57 elected members to support small-scale projects within their division.

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To understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected residents, Warwickshire County Council is inviting people to complete a short survey. Responses will help the council to shape future support.

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As the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) reaches its five-year milestone, NALC will be conducting a review of its criteria.

As part of the process, we are encouraging clerks, councillors, county associations and panel members to complete the survey.

NALC will use the results to make improvements to the scheme.

The survey will close on 14 September 2020.

For more information or enquiries, please contact NALC at .

 
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Warwickshire County Council’s hotline on 0800 408 1447 remains open for people who need urgent help to access food and well-being support during these difficult times.  

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Bill Grimsey, author of the report Build, Back, Better, joins NALC's event series "Rebuilding Communities" on repairing the neglected social fabric of high streets, the need for a shift power away from government to local communities, and the importance of local leadership and the role Parish and Town Councils can play in developing high streets.

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Local Council Review, NALC's flagship magazine, invite you to share your opinions on remote and hybrid meetings for the next issue.

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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Annual Assembly and May Parish Council AGM were unfortunately cancelled. The July PC meeting was held on Zoom and our next meeting in September will also be held on Zoom. Please contact the Parish Clerk if you would like to join the meeting.

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Lockdown loo is a free website that encourages organisations and members of the public to provide information on which public loos are open. Do have a check of your local area and update or add information to help people find local facilities.

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Free posters and resources to help discourage littering

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The SLCC have announced that effective 1st October 2020, the fee for taking CiLCA will increase to £410 (currently £350).

This increase has been considered and approved by the CiLCA Operations Group and the Improvement & Development Board both of which include representatives of County Associations.  In addition to general increases in costs, the increase will fund improvements to CiLCA through the 2020 review process and technical changes to EMMA.

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COVID-19 has had a major impact on all our lives over the last few months. Now, with lockdown easing, Coventry City Council is seeking to understand the impact that COVID-19 has had across our communities.

The Council has put together a survey which asks residents how they feel about the current COVID-19 crisis and how it's impacted their everyday life. It also asks them for their views on the city's response to the crisis.

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LTN08: Elections has been updated to make it more relevant for the needs of local councils and to clarify our guidance on co-option. It is now called Elections and co-option. Legal briefing L15-08 has been removed from the website. Do please note that the updated LTN should be read in conjunction with our Legal Briefing L03-20

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NALC calls on government to introduce sanctions to support the proposed code of conduct

Eighteen months after the Committee on Standards in Public Life reported to the Prime Minister on improving ethical standards in local government, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has been pleased to have worked with the Local Government Association (LGA) to take forward the recommendation to develop an updated national model code of conduct for all tiers of local government. This is an

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NALC and BHIB Councils Insurance have produced a new guide on risk assessment for COVID-19.

The guide features guidance and information to help make risk assessments and directs to useful resources from the government and the Health and Safety Executive, with specific details on how to adapt your risk assessments for COVID-19. The guide also contains two templates designed especially for local (parish and town) councils that will help start risk assessments.

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