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Flooding, Elections Preparation, Community Board Boundaries, D-Day 80 Flag of Peace, Garden Party Invitations and Risk Assessments & Martyns Law

Dear Clerks and Councillors Lets not even mention the weather! If you are experiencing flooding, you can call Floodline for advice at 03459881188. You should report flooding to Buckinghamshire Council and Flood help and advice | Milton Keynes City Council (milton-keynes.gov.uk)  If it is an emergency and flooding is causing a risk to life, you must call […]

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NALC Chief Executive’s update, BC Planning Forum, Buckinghamshire Council adopted the D-AGT1 Supplementary Document 

Dear Colleagues Finally my afternoon school run completes whilst it is still light, hurrah!  It’s surprising how this small extension to our daylight hours boosts mood and energy levels and we see that reflected in your queries and contacts. Last week we concluded our Free January 2024 Training Events.  Our final event was beset with technical

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Free January, Parish Focus Groups, PWLB Loans and congratulations to Paula our fastest ever CiLCA Graduate!

Dear Council Colleagues Week 2 of Free January completed.  This week we heard from our young and future rising stars in our communities and local government, looked at how we can sell and market our parishes using interactive tours and looked at keeping our websites trim, fit for purpose and legal. Thank you to our

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NALC Legal Bulletin, Employment Contract For Clerks, MK Elections 2024, ICO Update

Dear Colleagues CLERKS PLEASE CIRCULATE TO COUNCILLORS Well, I definitely saw tiny flakes of snow.  However the sledges are wedged so high up in the rafters of the garage, I don’t need any more snow as I can’t reach them! I trust that for those communities that have been flooded out, that the necessary support

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Planning Week! BC Planning surgeries, Elections Toolkit Flip Book, Martyns Law, Farewell To Simon Garwood

Dear Members and Colleagues CLERKS PLEASE CIRCULATE TO COUNCILLORS Wow, this was a county wide planning week!  Two full training Planning Demystified days sandwiching the excellent MKALC Planning Conference.  Whilst intense and exhausting, it was also highly informative and energising.  Thank you everyone for your contributions.  To start the week we met a focus group

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Martyn’s Law, Jargon Busters, Elections Toolkit Launch, Planning Events, NALC final call!

Dear Colleagues This week I attended the briefing session on Martyn’s Law hosted by the SLCC, over 450 attendees signed on to hear an update from the Home Office, views from both the SLCC and NALC and a peer experience from Shrewsbury Town Council.  The upshot is that whilst it isn’t law yet, there are

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Grant Funding, Community Resilience, Community Buildings Subscription Service, 75th Anniversary Awards and Farewell to Helen

Hello and welcome to the last full week of October 2023! We enjoyed a wonderful Conference 2023 last week at The Gateway in Aylesbury.  Our theme was Community Enrichment and we had invited Town and Parish Councils from the whole county to come forward and tell us what they were doing and how they had

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Conference 2023, AGM & 75th Anniversary Celebration Excellence Awards, Planning Update, BC Clerks Forums

Good morning everyone!  This morning the low cloud cover on my circuitous route to work definitely shouted Autumn even though the temperature was reading 16°.    Here in BMKALC headquarters we are marking with purpose towards both our annual Conference, 17th October and our 75th AGM, 1st November.  There is a lot to get through

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Reminders for September, BMKALC Conference, Bucks Community Safety Survey, Nominations for NALC Governance, Take action against Anti-Social Behaviour in your local community.

PLEASE CIRCULATE TO ALL COUNCILLORS It has been a busy week with the return of councils across the county to normal business after the summer break.  I attended the MKCC Parish Forum last week and enjoyed the presentations given by Milton Keynes Play Association, The Neighbourhood Services Team and Community Speedwatch.  There was the opportunity

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