Become a Member

Membership is open to Town, Parish or Community Councils or Parish Meetings. Being a Member gives your Councillors and Clerk direct access to a range of expert advice, support and services specifically for the Parish sector.  For further information about joining your County Association please email accounts@capalc.org.uk

Staff vacancy at CAPALC

Administrator

 

SCP 8 – 12 £19,945 - £21,589 pro rata

We are looking to appoint an Administrator. The person appointed will support the County Executive Officer and Members of the Association Executive Board in providing services and advice to members of the association

The Administrator is required to work 20 hours per week (this includes providing secretarial service at a board meeting’s, which are held on Saturday, once a month)

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CAPALC) is a not for profit organisation, representing, training and advising the 240 Local Councils (Town, Parish and Community) and Parish Meetings, in the 4 Districts within Cambridgeshire and the Unitary Authority area of Peterborough.

For further information about this role please contact Penny Bryant Acting CEO, ceo@capalc.org.uk

Closing date 25th October 2019

Job Description 

Person Specification

Mental Health in the Workplace

Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. 

CAPALC are looking to put on a Level one course for mental health in the workplace awareness course. Please contact Tina Webb accounts@capalc.org.uk to register your interest.

How-to-support-mental-health-at-work.pdf 

Village Survival Guide 2019

The Princes Countryside Fund has produced a 'Village Survival Guide' for 2019 which you can access by following the link below:

Village Survival Guide 

 

 

S137 Limit for 2019/20

The section 137 limit for 2019/20 is £8.12 per elector, which is calculated from the percentage increase in the retail index between September 2017 and September 2018, in accordance with Schedule 12B to the 1972 Act.

 

 


 

Financial Assistance to the Church

Click on the link below to read the most up to date information from NALC about parish/town councils considering offering financial assistance to the church

Financial Assistance to the Church

VE Day 75

 

 

       LOCAL MAYOR'S, LEADERS & CHAIRMAN OF TOWN & PARISH COUNCILS TO TAKE THE LEAD IN VE DAY 75 CELEBRATIONS

8TH - 10TH MAY 2020

 Mayor's, Leaders and Chairman of town and parish councils throughout the UK are to take the lead in local celebrations marking the 75th Anniversary of the end of the war in EUROPE on the 8th May 2020. (VJ Day will be commemorated on the 15th August 2020). After years of fighting, the end of hostilities were officially announced on the 8th May 1945 by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, from the Cabinet Office, 10 Downing Street, London, that date has since become enshrined in history as VE Day.

 

The VE Day 75 weekend of 8th - 10th May 2020, will be an international celebration of peace – a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions at home and abroad who played such a vital part in achieving it. This includes the Armed Forces personnel from many countries who gave their lives or were physically and mentally injured; the hard-working women and men who kept the factories, mines, shipyards and farms operating throughout the years of turmoil; the ARP wardens, police officers, doctors, nurses, firemen, local defence volunteers and many others safeguarded the home front.

 

SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity - which has been supporting service personnel, veterans and their families since 1885 - is the charity partner for this series of VE Day 75 commemorative events.

 

The planned activities over the weekend are as follows, please go to the VE Day 75 website – www.veday75.org to see the complete overview for this anniversary:

·       The Playing of Battle's O'er & VE 75 Years.

·       The 'Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2.'

·       The 'Cry for Peace, around the World.'

·       Churches & Cathedrals 'Ringing out for Peace.'

·       Street parties and parties in pubs, clubs, Hotels, on town and village greens and in halls etc.

·       Services of commemoration and celebration in churches, including the reading of the 'Tribute to the Millions' and the playing of the Last Post

 

From a central location of their choice, Mayors, Leaders and Chairman of town and parish councils are being encouraged to lead them in the 'Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2', paying 'tribute' to those from their local communities that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy the freedom we have today by undertaking the following ceremony at 3pm on Friday 8th May next year. (The wording of the 'Toast' can be obtained from the DOWNLOAD page of the VE day 75 website – www.veday75.org).

 

2.55pm: Source and arrange for a local Bugler, Trumpeter or Cornet player to play the Last Post followed by Reveille. (These can be obtained from local cadet forces, school, brass and silver bands and other organisations such as the Salvation Army etc).

3pm: Source and arrange for a local Piper to play Battle's O'er and VE 75 Years, the new tune especially written for this occasion. (This music can be obtained from the DOWNLOAD page of the VE day website – www.veday75.org).

 

3pm: To coincide with the Piper playing Battle's O'er, Mayor's, Leaders and Chairman of council, accompanied by invited guests, along with the members of the general public, raise a glass of refreshment of their choice and undertake the attached 'Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2.' (The refreshment does NOT need to be alcoholic as we want the event to be inclusive and not exclusive involving people of all ages, races, creeds, colour and religion in the VE Day 75 celebrations next year).

 

7pm: Encourage your local church to ring their bells as part of the nationwide 'Ringing out for Peace' that evening too.

 

We believe the above will provide every town and parish with a very short, simple, reflective and meaningful VE Day 75 event on the 8th May 2020, that is easy to organise and will be appreciated by all.

 

You will be interested to know that the complete short ceremony above, including all elements and timings, will also be taking place at 3pm on the 8th May next year, on the top of the four highest Peaks throughout the United Kingdom – BEN NEVIS – Scotland, MOUNT SNOWDON – Wales, SLIEVE DONARD – Northern Ireland and SCAFEL PIKE – England.

 

All those taking part are being asked to register their involvement on the VE day 75 website – www.veday75.org to enable us to keep in contact with them, along with informing the media of their involvement nearer the time. (IMPORTANT: Those councils etc, already registered, do NOT need to do so again)

 

My warmest regards,

 

Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR

Pageantmaster VE Day 75

Tel: + 44 (0) 7737 262 913

Email: brunopeek@mac.com

Website: www.veday75.org

 

Neighbourhood Planning and Community Health and Wellbeing

Councils will recall the CIL Briefing sent out earlier this year by NALC Legal Services, and in line with neighbourhood planning, All Things Neighbourhood Planning consider that Councils could and should go one step further and this article looks to explore health and wellbeing through neighbourhood planning.

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