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On Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th October Cllr Isobel Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council and Cllr Heather Timms, Portfolio Holder for Environment, Heritage and Culture met with Parish Councils and voluntary and community organisations to explain the position of  Warwickshire County Council in relation to the anticipated Government White Paper on Devolution and Recovery.

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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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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 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.

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NALC have created a Coronavirus case studies publication. It includes the great work of 3 Parishes in the County.

Remember to email me about the work you are doing so we can keep key partners informed.

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NALC’s message is that providing appropriate measures are in place, such as safety wear, gloves, hand sanitisers and social distancing being maintained, there is no reason why works should not continue.

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Local Electricity Bill

Power for People are asking support for the Local Electricity Bill. 124 Local Councils have already done this.

The benefits of this would be:

1. Local communities and businesses could buy their electricity from a local energy company.

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Watch the video on how to get involved

NALC Council Spotlight

The local council sector does incredible work each year for their communities and NALC wants it to be celebrated. Being NALC’s Council Spotlight gives you the opportunity to see your hard work showcased by the sectors only longest standing national body.