LGRC enters 2018 in very good shape.
We are working on two significant development assignments in connection with Local Government reorganization in Dorset.
We also have a number of long and short term locum assignments around the country and a range of consultancy projects including staffing reviews, job evaluations, developing strategic plans and providing whole council training.
In 2018 we will be seeking to expand our Associate database to meet increasing demand particularly for skilled and flexible Locums who are able to problem solve for councils in difficulty.
We are looking for additional Associates to join our national register of Consultants, Interim Managers and Locums. Successful applicants will be placed on the LGRC register and offered work according to their availability and to client needs, on short, medium or longer term contracts across England and Wales as relevant assignments arise.
LGRC is delighted to announce the appointment of Susan Wilthew, NALC Clerk of the Year and former Chippenham Town Council Chief Executive, to join our team of associates.
Nick Randle OBE, LGRC director, commented: “LGRC are very pleased to be able to offer clients access to someone of Sue’s calibre. I have a long association with Sue and have Read More
Speaking recently at the LGRC Local Council EXPO at Chateau Impney, Droitwich, Sue Baxter, Worcestershire CALC Chair and Vice Chair of NALC, the National Association of Local Councils, highlighted the increasing range of responsibilities for local councils around the county; from the more traditional work areas of playgrounds, lighting, street furniture and public facilities to newer spheres of influence over public facilities such as civic halls, cemeteries, libraries and others.
LGRC have recently been closely involved in helping to establish the new Sutton Coldfield Town Council, which is the largest local council in the country by population.
LGRC, working with a range of Partners, is staging a new one day EXPO for the Local Council Sector on 9th September at Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa. We aim to provide an opportunity for Clerks and Councillors to see the complete range of products and services that a Council might need, all in one place. If you will be looking for a supplier of anything from tractors to IT equipment, or signage to stationery, in the next year or two this is the ideal place to start. If you need to review your banking or insurance, or create a new website, we expect all the major players to be here.
LGRC has launched a Governance Health Check and Performance Review for local councils, irrespective of size of council. It adopts a checklist approach to review the effectiveness of a council in areas such as Constitutional Framework, Operations, Finance, Community Interaction, and HR Management, and makes recommendations/proposes actions to help councils implement best practice. Click here to request more information on this service.
LGRC has launched a half-day course to enable smaller councils to understand the requirements of the Transparency Code and implement suitable website solutions to meet these requirements. We are running a series of these courses in different locations nationally over the next few months. Click here to request more information on a course in your area.
LGRC has launched a post-election training and team-building programme for new and returning Councillors. The course is designed for all Councillors in a Council to take together, to assist them in understanding their roles, the roles of their Council staff, and facilitate shared thinking as to what the Council wants to achieve during its term of office. It is conducted over either a morning, afternoon or evening session, at the Council’s option.
LGRC welcomes three new Associates to the team: Dominic Stapleton, Medium & Larger Councils Specialist, Toby Warren, Economic & Community Development Associate, and Rachel Leggett, Community Programmes & Neighbourhood Planning Specialist. This adds further depth and specialist expertise to LGRC’s capabilities which will be of real value in supporting our Local Council clients.
Experienced IT Trainer Siobhan Allen has joined the LGRC Team as a Training Associate. Siobhan has developed and taught courses in Microsoft Office and other office support applications for over 15 years. She will deliver a series of practical courses in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint for Local Councils starting on 20th March.