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We are informed by the National Association of Local Councils that it has made some amendments to its model Standing Orders that were revised earlier this year.  The attached Legal Briefing gives details of the amendments.  The revised model standing orders can be found on the YLCA website (In the model documents and publications part of the members section).  We will also e-mail the standing orders to you in a separate e-mail.

Further to our previous e-mail regarding amendments to model standing orders, please find a copy of the revised template attached.

Training Events - Developing Your Skills as a Councillor 19 July and 25 July

The two events below are now full and unfortunately we cannot accept any further bookings.
  • Developing Your Skills as a Councillor Thursday, 19 July at Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate
  • Developing Your Skills as a Councillor Wednesday, 25 July at The Rendevous Hotel, Skipton.

Training Programme - Change of Date for Finance and Budgeting event

Please note that there has been a change of date in the training programme for the event below, I have attached the amended training programme.
Finance and budgeting for local councils Wednesday, 10 October has now been altered to Tuesday, 16 October at Mercure York Fairfield Manor 7pm to 9.30pm

Please see below and we hope that member councils will support Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council in its bid for legislative change through the Sustainable Communities Act.
Background information:
For many years the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has had a policy position that it should be mandatory for planning authorities to adopt regimes using the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).  Many planning authorities prefer to retain Section 106 as the system used to apply community benefit under the planning system, ignoring the CIL system.  This means that many local councils which have made a Neighbourhood Plan and are entitled in theory to 25% of CIL receipts from their planning authority to plough back into their community, cannot access such funds if their planning authority does not use a CIL regime.  NALC believes it should be mandatory for planning authorities for this reason to adopt CIL regimes.
Proposal under the Sustainable Communities Act
Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council (Harrogate area) have had a particularly difficult experience and for this reason wanted to submit a proposal direct to Government under the Sustainable Communities Act to ask Government to make the adoption of CIL regimes by principal councils mandatory.  In order to help the National Association of Local Councils gather evidence to support this proposal please complete a short survey at ( ).
The survey summary report generated will be used to support the proposal likely to be submitted by Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government by the end July 2018.

Harrogate Branch Annual Meeting - Monday, 18 June

The next Annual Meeting of the Harrogate Branch of the YLCA will be held on
MONDAY, 18 JUNE 2018 AT 7.00PM
IN THE JUBILEE ROOM (above the Library),
ST JAMES SQUARE, BOROUGHBRIDGE,YO51 9AR. (In the centre of Boroughbridge)
YLCA branches are an opportunity for councillors and clerks of member councils to meet together to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern.  Branches can and do invite speakers on parish matters.  Your council can influence local, regional and national issues via the branch meeting.

YLCA Training provision – July to November 2018

We are pleased to bring you details of YLCA training events through to November 2018.  Your feedback from previous training events has led us to provide these events and we expect a good take up so do book early.
All bookings must be accompained with a booking form: confirmation will then be sent along with an invoice.
Please use a separate booking form for each event.

Elections for Town and Parish Councils in the Harrogate area 2018


In this Advice Note the term “local council” includes parish, town, village, community and neighbourhood councils. This note deals with the period commencing immediately after the day of election. General information on the election process is contained in Legal Topic Note 8 produced by the National Association of Local Councils.


In preparation for the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
, which comes into force on 25 May 2018 and which applies to all town and parish councils and parish meetings, we are pleased to inform you that YLCA has arranged a number of training sessions on this subject matter.

These sessions will concentrate on the practicalities of preparing for the implementation of the GDPR; looking at the roles and responsibilities of the Clerk, the Council, individual councillors and the DPO and the necessary processes and documentation required for compliance.

Each session will run from 1.30pm to 4.00pm with refreshments provided on arrival

The cost per delegate is £45 – for smaller councils (with a gross income below £5,000), YLCA offers a bursary that reduces the cost by 25% to £38.25 per delegate.

We strongly recommend that all member councils are represented at a GDPR training event.

Dates and Venues:
Wednesday 11 April 2018 – The Mecure Hotel, Fairfield Manor, Shipton Road, York
Thursday 12 April 2018 - Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield
Tuesday 17 April 2018 -  Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Road, Northallerton
Thursday 19 April 2018 – Downe Arms Hotel, Main Road, Wykeham, Scarborough
Thursday 26 April 2018 – Tankersley Manor, Tankersley, Sheffield
Tuesday 1 May 2018 – Craiglands Hotel, Cow Pasture Road, Ilkley

IMPORTANT: If you wish to book a place, please complete and forward the attached booking form to – places on these events can only be reserved with receipt of a completed booking form. YLCA will raise an invoice for the total cost of bookings once we have confirmed your bookings