Parish and Town Councils

Leicestershire County Council (LCC) work in partnership with the Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC) to support Parish and Town Councils in Leicestershire.

LCC and LRALC hold operational meetings for Parish and Town Council Clerks every 6 weeks, as well as an annual liaison event. The meetings provide an opportunity to share information on upcoming initiatives, to respond to queries and concerns held by Parish Clerks, and to consider joint working opportunities to shape future support and services for our Communities.

Our meeting dates for 2021-22 are below. Meetings are held 10am - 11.30am via Zoom, joining instructions are included in the LRALC weekly bulletin, the Round Robin. Recordings of Meetings and any supporting information can be found under meeting recordings and further information

  • Friday 20th May 2022
  • Thursday 30th June 2022

We would strongly encourage Parish/Town Clerks to attend these meetings. If you have any Agenda items for the meetings, please send these through to Donna at LCC (CommunitiesTeam@leics.gov.uk) or Jake at LRALC (admin@leicestershireandrutlandalc.gov.uk)


LCC/LRALC Annual Parish Liaison Event 2022

This year's Annual Liaison Event will be taking place on the evening of Monday 4th July 2022, with a welcome return to County Hall. A recent straw poll with Parises has helped to shape this year's event, which will cover The Levelling Up Agenda, the Climate Emergency and Neighbourhood Planning. The event will also feature a Market Place, providing an opportunity to meet and chat to both LCC service area colleagues and partner agencies. A full Agenda will follow.

Registration for the event is now Open. Use the below link to secure your place.

If you have any queries, please email communitiesteam@leics.gov.uk


LCC Highways Information

Through the work with Parish and Town Clerks at the LCC/LRALC Clerks' Operational Meetings, LCC Highways have created a new webpage which has been specifically developed for Parishes and Communities. It is kept up-to-date with the latest departmental news, information and guidance relating to the work that Highways carryout throughout the County. The page will contain, video updates, roadworks weekly updates, newsletters and much more.

If you have any suggestions for improvements to the site please email:
ETDSpecialProjects@leics.gov.uk

Contacting Leicestershire County Council
There is a dedicated e-mail address for Parish and Town Councils when contacting our Customer Service Centre - CSCParishes@leics.gov.uk

A Roads - Zebras
LCC Highways Department have launched a new website 'A Roads - Zebras'. The website includes information and advice on topics such as Traffic Calming, Street Lighting, Licenses and much more.


Environmental Action in Leicestershire

Many Parish & Town Councils are already working towards the net zero carbon goal for Leicestershire, we'd like to support more Parish and Town Councils to get involved.

We have been working closely with the LRALC to identify how we can best support Parish and Town Councils with Environmental Action within Communities.

Some of you may have attended the 'Climate Action Emergency Training Day' run by the Centre for Sustainable Energy in December 2020, responded to the 'Climate Action Survey' promoted through the LRALC Round Robin in March 2021, or attended the 'Introduction to Environmental Action' briefing in June 2021. Information from these events can be found in the 'Resources' section of the website.

We will be keeping you up to date with everything Environmental through the bi-monthly LRALC Newsletter and also the Round Robin, so please look out for upcoming events.

We would like to hold some sessions to showcase Parish/Town Council lead Environmental Projects, to share good practice and learning with other Parish/Town Councils. If you would be willing to share your experience, please get in touch with us at CommunitiesTeam@leics.gov.uk.