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NALC Free LGA Webinars for Councillors, AGAR deadline, Elections Toolkit for Members

Dear Colleagues It has been a busy week at BMKALC with four training courses, Councillor’s essentials session 2 and 3, Clerks Induction and CiLCA Unit 2 for Group 1.  You should all have been very busy finalising your AGAR’s.  The deadline is the end of June for submission and remember if you are not required

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NALC Good Councillors Guide update, Members EAP Programme Expansion, NJC Pay Award, Biodiversity Seminar Rescheduled

Well campers it might be time to dust off the deckchairs as I believe a settled spell of better weather is heading our way next week.  Goodness knows we would all welcome it. I was on annual leave last week, and been frantic all this week so if you have felt a little neglected, that’s

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Youth Councillors Awards, Community Energy Projects, Committee on Standards in Public Life (COSIPL)consultation on accountability in public bodies

Dear Colleagues Happy Bank Holiday! (…and it may even be dry, probably jinxed it now, certainly doesn’t look very dray at the moment!) This week, Youth Councillors Awards, Cllr Paul Harvey and I were delighted to attend MKCC to present Certificates to the Youth Council representatives who worked with us on our Conference last year.   Community

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BC Street Licencing Consultation; NALC digital publications go digital only, BMKALC Administration Assistant

Dear Colleagues Just don’t look out the window, it’s grey, it’s wet and I’ve had to turn the heating back on!  On the other hand the weather has offered no distraction from what has been a very busy week! As you might reasonably expect we have been a hive of activity following the BC Street

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Website Members Area Updates! Members Benefits, FAQ’s, GPN’s, Templates & Elections Toolkit plus media resources and newly launched Internal Auditors Register. BC Street Trade Licences, Parish Liaison and more

Dear Colleagues You may not have noticed but Lorraine has been extremely industrious and, amongst some very impressive juggling and balancing, has also been reviewing and polishing areas of our website.  This is just the front end of the engine that feeds me with details about our courses and their uptake and how we use

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Annual Subscription invoices and key benefits of your membership

Dear Colleagues Welcome to the end of the soggiest financial year in a while apparently,  I hope all is going well as you gather all your financial queries into one place and receive the right answers to them all.   The annual subscription invoices for BMKALC and NALC’s affiliation fees have now been sent out.  Please

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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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