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SALC E-Bulletin 16 April 2018

SALC E-Bulletin 16 April 2018

This is the latest SALC E-Bulletin dated 16 April 2018.

Posted: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:57 by Laura Sampson

Tags: E-bulletin

S137 Expenditure for 2018-19

S137 Expenditure for 2018-19

NALC have sent information confirming the S137 Expenditure limit for 2018-19. Please view the document for further information.

Posted: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:30 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Finance

SCC urges residents

SCC urges residents

Suffolk residents urged to take care of themselves and look out for elderly neighbours during snowy weather

People in Suffolk are being urged to take extra precautions around potential fire risks, and look out for elderly neighbours, during the snowy weather.

Residents are being encouraged to follow simple common sense advice, like making sure any portable heaters, candles and log burners aren't left unattended, or in close.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 11:21 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Community

Information from the Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management

Information from the Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management

The Cremation (England & Wales)(Amendment) Regulations 2017 were laid in Parliament yesterday. http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2017-12-21/HCWS389/.

These will come into force on 6 April 2018. The new regulations will:

Provide new cremation application forms which will include a section for the applicant's instructions on what should.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:51 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Cemeteries

Local Government Pay Offer

Local Government Pay Offer

Latest update from The National Association of Local Councils: The National Employers for Local Government Services has offered council employees a two-year pay increase from 2018. The majority of employees – those on salaries starting at £19,430 per annum – would receive an uplift of 2 per cent on 1 April 2018 and a further 2 per cent on 1 April 2019, with those on lower salaries receiving higher increases. The offer, which will affect around 1 million.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:34 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Staff

Latest news on Precept Referendums

Latest news on Precept Referendums

At the National Association of Local Councils AGM, Sajid Javid MP, secretary of state, department of Communities and Local Government (CLG), local government minister, responded: "Your (local councils) role on the front line of local government has never been more important. You hold our communities together. The great strengths of local councils are that they are part of the community. It gives you a unique local insight.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:37 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Precept referendum

Suffolk County Council’s 2018/19 budget proposals published

Suffolk County Council’s 2018/19 budget proposals published
  • 1.99 per cent council tax increase proposed following seven-year freeze
    • Band D = £1.14 per week
    • Band B (majority of properties in Suffolk) = 88p per week
  • £27 million further savings needed to balance the budget

Proposals to balance Suffolk County Council's budget in 2018/19 have been published today, including an option to increase the basic rate of council tax for the first time in seven years and a range of savings plans.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:26 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Meeting papers

SALC AGM 2017

SALC AGM 2017

SALC held their AGM on 7 November 2017 at Blackbourne Community Centre, Elmswell. Following the AGM business, SALC were delighted to announce winners of Newsletter of the Year, Website of the Year and also new for this year Most Active Community sponsored by Suffolk County Council.

Posted: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:13 by Laura Sampson

Tags: AGM

Suffolk's Most Active Community

Suffolk's Most Active Community

Suffolk's Most Active Community is back for 2017 and Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Association of Local Councils are once again looking for entries.

Organisers are keen to hear about communities going the extra mile to get people active.

If a community does any form of physical activity, then they can fill in an entry form to explain the type of activities taking place and the number of people involved in no more than 500 words.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:23 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Community, Awards

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are on the move

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are on the move

Deborah Sage, Head of Communications, for Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils has supplied the following information on the forthcoming move to their new headquarters.

"Although our Headquarters address changes from 1 October to that of Endeavour House in Ipswich, we will maintain contact points within the Districts we serve. We will have two centres which residents can drop in to at 54 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket and the Town Hall in the Old Market.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:59 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Community, Councillors

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