Do you know what the average precept is? The highest? The lowest? Find out more at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/parishes-and-other-local-precepting-authorities-in-england-2013-to-2014
The Sustainable Communities Act 2007 gives local authorities the power to submit proposals about the social, economic and environmental improvements they want to see introduced in their local areas. The power to submit proposals was extended to town and parish councils from 14 October 2013. This letter invites town and parish councils to submit proposals under the Act.
To mark 100 years since the start of the First World War, and 70th anniversary of D-Day, Hampshire County Council has launched a brand new grant scheme to help support local communities in their plans to mark these historic milestones next year.
Hampshire currently has twenty two parish meetings. Following problems gaining access to Electoral Registers by meetings across several counties, the Leicestershire CALC, seconded by Hampshire, have put a motion to NALC asking for lobbying to bring about a law change. National Council have accepted this, and the action is now with NALC to lobby government. There is very little law around the operation of parish meetings so the outcome will be interesting.
Summary of the latest funding opportunities that are currently available.
The ‘Hampshire Commemorates: First World War & D-Day’ grant scheme is now open.
Applications meeting the scheme priorities and criteria will be accepted to contribute up to £2,000 to projects to commemorate either the First World War or D-Day (match funding required). The deadline for applications is 1st December 2013.
A summary of the October National Council meeting.