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LGRC brings best practice to every aspect of a Local Council’s activities – from community strategy and planning right through to service delivery and council administration.

We provide four different types of support to Town, Parish and Community Councils to achieve this aim:

  • Locums and Interim Staff – to meet a crucial short-term staffing need where the need arises, whether this relates to the role of the clerk, deputy clerk, RFO, or other member of staff, part time or full time. We also provide a free vacancies advertising facility for permanent staff.

 

  • Consultancy Services – for instance to help develop community strategies, carry out governance and staffing reviews, recruit key staff, and conduct community communication surveys.

 

  • Training – to develop the best practice skills needed by councils to manage assets, procure and deliver services, and engage effectively with your communities, while ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and procedures.

 

  • Outsourced Services – such as financial management and human resources administration, so that both council staff and councillors can utilise more of their time productively to meet community needs.
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Best Practice Consultancy

We have developed a range of consultancy products which enable us to work with you in a structured way to review and develop community strategies, undertake staffing reviews, develop training plans, conduct community communication surveys, review budgeting and accounting processes, and recruit key staff.

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Training Services

We deliver a range of courses and training assets aimed at developing the practical skills needed by local councils to carry out their role effectively. We employ advanced training delivery methods that make optimum use of classroom based training, webinars, video, online training aids, and clear, practical course materials.

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Locum Services

LGRC can provide a well-qualified locum or interim member of staff to meet your specific short-term need, whether this is for an interim clerk, deputy clerk, RFO, or other member of staff. Our locums are very experienced and qualified local council clerks and other officers who know what needs to be done and can ‘hit the ground running’. Our services are fully compliant with HMRC rules on employment taxation.

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Outsourced Services

Our outsourced services enable council staff and councillors to focus their valuable time to greatest effect in the knowledge that routine but time-consuming tasks, such as payroll accounting, bookkeeping, HR administration, document management, and IT service provision are all being carried out securely and to the highest standards.

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Our Latest News

LGRC Launches Local Council Climate Change Healthcheck

 

Local Councils have a significant role to play in addressing the climate change agenda within their communities and this has now become the number one public policy challenge of our lifetimes. Many councils have responded to by declaring a climate emergency and are looking to take action to eliminate carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions within their communities.

 

Now LGRC has developed a new Climate Change Healthcheck  to assess the current situation within a Local Council’s area of operation and recommend an Action Plan. The emphasis is on practical actions that Local Councils can take and reflects best practice approaches such as those recommended by NALC and Friends of the Earth. It focusses on  things that Local Councils can realistically do and is based on in three areas of action,

  • Actions a Council can take with respect to its own assets ( Buildings, public open spaces etc.)
  • Actions that the Council can within its own community on its own or with partners
  • Actions the Council can take to educate the community on actions that they can take.

LGRC is now ready to assist Councils who are  in need of a framework to build their climate change action plans

Contact us today to discuss how this might work for your Council.

  • Think Globally, Act Locally

 

LGRC Appoints New General Manager

LGRC is pleased to welcome David Mcknight who joins us on 1st September as Company General Manager. David will pick up responsibility for working with clients and associates to set up and manage new assignments and administer  the company on a day to day basis. David has a strong background in business and the third sector including experience in managing consultancy operations. His experience within the Local Council Sector was formed as economic development manager for Melksham Town Council.

David is based in North Yorkshire which will also provide a focal point for developing LGRC operations in the north and we are now seeking additional applications from associates based north of Birmingham.

David’s arrival will create capacity for company directors Nick & Wendy Randle to undertake further development work for the company. This will include launching new outsource products and further developing the associate training programme in the months ahead.

One of the benefits to arise from the difficult months of CoVid Lockdown has been the adoption of new technology  for remote working. This has helped us to ensure that the best skills available  around the country can be brought to bear  to address client problems.  We hope to continue to use remote working tools to ensure that we provide the best possible service to our clients.