Proposed changes to the Planning System briefing with Neil Pearce Members watch the full briefing here
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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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The Government has published guidance on Remembrance Sunday.

This states that the COVID-19 Alert Levels, across all tiers, provide for a specific exception for Remembrance Sunday events for participants and spectators, provided the event organiser undertakes appropriate precautions.

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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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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published a new employment briefing on the national salary pay scales for clerks and other employees employed under the terms of the model contract.

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Taken from the newsletter of 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’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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Today, Kim Slater of WRCC led a session based on Version 4 of the ACRE Re-opening Information Sheet issued on 20th July 2020 this can be downloaded from the WRCC website.

You can watch the video below

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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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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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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched a new publication on website accessibility requirements.

The publication provides practical steps that local (parish and town) councils can follow to understand the new regulations, put in place an accessibility statement, and start plans to improve the accessibility of their website.