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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

Framlingham, first Town Council to achieve Quality Local Council Award Scheme

Framlingham, first Town Council to achieve Quality Local Council Award Scheme

Presented by Philip Hayes, chairman of the Suffolk Association of Local Councils, the award is only the third achieved in the county and the first for a town council.

Council chairman James Tanner said: "It's taken a great deal of time and focus from councillors, the town clerk and admin team to ensure our business practices are the best they can be to achieve this award."

SALC said it recognises the.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:56 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Awards

WW1 Beacons of Light 11 November 2018

WW1 Beacons of Light 11 November 2018

In Commemoration and remembrance of the end of the war and the many millions who were killed or came home dreadfully wounded, 1000 Beacons of Light will be lit at 7pm on 11th November 2018 throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories - a century after the guns fell silent. For further information how to get involved please view the document Battles Over, WW1 Beacons of Light.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:44 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Community

Neighbourhood Planning in Action

Neighbourhood Planning in Action

On 8 September 2016, a 51% turnout of voters in East Bergholt, one of the highest for a dedicated Neighbourhood Plan referendum, gave a massive 94% Yes vote in support of the East Bergholt Neighbourhood Development Plan (EBNP), demonstrating unequivocal support for this Plan made possible by Government's Localism agenda.

The process of producing the EBNP has most probably exceeded the Government's objectives. A.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:45 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning

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