Avon Local Councils' Association

Royal Garden Party 2022

This year Dr Bryan Smith of Brockley Parish Council represented ALCA at the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. Each year the County Associations can select councillors who have given good service to the sector to represent them at a Royal Garden Party.

What is E-learning?

This very short video explains this new training tool for Local Councils.

ALCA is offering the "Introduction to Local Councils" course (usually £16) free to all members.






Banking - Lobby Day

Following Lobby Day, Essex ALC spoke with MP’s about the issues around banking for local councils and the difficulties in regards to changes with bank mandates under the system, which does not account for the changes in Clerk or Councillor position. MP John Baron understood our frustration and wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak on behalf of the Essex Association, and all local councils across the country.

Please see the attached letter to the Chancellor and subsequent response from HM Treasury to MP John Baron. 

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Local Council Award Scheme

Congratulations to Patchway Town Council for achieveing the QUALITY GOLD AWARD.

Make a change campaign with Jackie Weaver

NALC's Make A Change campaign encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to get involved with their local council and consider putting themselves forward for election to help make the council more representative of the community.

Watch the video:

Bradley Stoke Gold Award presentation

Cllr Gail Boyle, Chair of ALCA, was invited to present the Local Council Award Scheme Gold Award certificate to Bradley Stoke Town Council, at their meeting on 30th March 2022. The Gold Award is the highest level of achievment for a local council and only awarded to those operating at the highest level of excellence.

Let's clamp down on Catalytic Converter Theft

Organised criminals can remove catalytic converters from under a vehicle in a matter of minutes.

If you have information on those behind catalytic converter theft, contact us 100% anonymously.

Crimestoppers leaflet with the details

Crimestoppers Keeping Safe LINK

Central Digital Data Office - CDDO

Thier current guindance on keeping your domain name secure can be found here: Keeping your domain name secure

They are also conducting a survey to idenitfy the risks to your councils domain name HERE

This is the presentation given to County Officers the Risks to your domain name


Local Council Award Scheme

Congtratulations to Paulton Parish Council for achieving the Quality Award

Book your council’s free Social Media Health Check today

Breakthrough Communications are NALC’s National Partners for advice, guidance and services for council communications, as well as for Data Protection, GDPR and Freedom Of Information.

One of the things local councils ask us about the most is social media. Many councils realise its potential, but are unsure if they are getting the most from it. 

Some are also concerned about the challenges that social media poses. Others aren’t sure where to start with it. 

Local Council Award Scheme

Congratulations to Bradley Stoke Town Council for achieving the QUALITY GOLD award.

Local Councils’ Green Energy Supplier Scheme

Does your council buy electricity for street lighting and/or buildings?  Do you pull your hair out when you phone round for quotes trying to explain what a parish/town council is and what unmetered supply is?

If you’ve answered “yes” to both questions then today is a good day.  ALCA has created a partnership with Northamptonshire-based Clear Utility Solutions (CUS) to take the pain out of buying electricity for member councils.


ALCA AGM 2021 - Draft minutes of 9th October 2021


Minutes of the 48th Annual General Meeting - 9th October 2021 – Zoom

Guest Speaker

Dr Katie McClymont, Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England Managing Change at a Local Level (LINK)- an interactive presentation which touched on planning of Open Spaces and planning Enforcement. A copy of the findings is on the ALCA website


Warwickshire CALC Climate Change days 2021

Some councils took advantage of the offer to attned the above event hosting by Warwickshire CALC. 

You can see all the information presented at the event HERE

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