Councillor Vacancies – Co-Option?

Emergency regulations have delayed elections until May 2021.  However some councils have councillor vacancies following retirements and resignations.  The emergency regulations do not mention co-option, therefore current opinion is that existing legislation still persists.  Notices of vacancies should therefore be made and the electorate given the opportunity to request an election, however in the event

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Royal Garden Parties 2020

Following Government advice on events during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Queen’s Garden Parties in London have been cancelled for this year. Those individuals nominated to be invited to Garden Parties in 2020 will instead be invited to Garden Parties in 2021. We will receive an update later in the year with the procedure and hopefully

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AGAR Updates

Welcome back, Hope you all enjoyed a lovely Easter… Following NALC’s engagement with government around local council audit timeframes final regulations were published on 7 April and will come into force on 30 April. These extend the statutory audit deadlines for 2019/20. The Joint Practitioners Action Group (JPAG) has produced updated flow charts and step-by-step guides related to

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Friday Update

At the close of the week, the world looks different yet again.  There is a bombardment of much information and a dearth of other, whilst the Covid-19 Bill has received Royal Assent, the detailed regulations have yet to be produced, so we are still waiting for information pertinent to local councils.  Heart warming updates from

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BMKALC Contact Details

Please note our changing contact details for the foreseeable future. All contact should be made by email to the email address.  This will enable us to ensure timely responses from the first available BMKALC team member.  Furthermore as we will be predominantly working from home, we will be unable to answer telephone calls to

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May Elections Postponed

Local Elections scheduled for May 2020 have been postponed.  We are awaiting guidance as to how to manage casual vacancies, annual meetings and ordinary council meetings.  Current legislation must be followed until such time as new emergency legislation is passed and new procedures issued.  Updates will be sent to clerks and posted on this website

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Planning Workshop Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the continued escalation of the coronavirus situation, Buckinghamshire Council have taken the decision to postpone the town/parish council planning session on Tuesday 17 March at 6.30pm. At this time we don’t have a rescheduled date, however they will be sending the slide pack which would have been delivered  to all town and

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