East Sussex Association of Local Councils

East Sussex Association of Local Councils (ESALC) represents the interests of its 102 member Local Councils across East Sussex. ESALC is affiliated to the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).

The role of the Association is to encourage, represent, advise, and train its member councils. Our goal is to ensure that the voice of the first tier of local government is heard across the county and by the Government.

Latest News & Updates

Changes to permitted development rights for electronic communications infrastructure

Technical Consultation This consultation seeks views on proposed planning reforms that will allow the deployment of telecoms equipment to be quicker whilst ensuring that there are appropriate environmental protections and safeguards in place. Proposals we are consulting include the following: ...
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Questions from NALC to MHCLG and their response

The questions put to MHCLG were: Whether an in-person meeting of a parish council held on or after 7 May 2021 is lawful in accordance with Coronavirus restrictions; and that members of the public may attend, subject to social distancing ...
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New guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

The government has published the COVID-19 Response Spring 2021 setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This explains the current proposed timetable for the easing of restrictions, including any restrictions on places of worship and faith ...
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NALC Legal Update – April 2021

Welcome to the latest legal update. We hope you had a good Easter break. The period since the February legal update has been one of change for the team, both in terms of our team structure and work. As you ...
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Consultation into electronic communications infrastructure

Dear Colleagues, I hope you are well and staying well. MHCLG has just launched a consultation into electronic communications infrastructure that NALC will be responding to. All details are included in the relevant attached policy consultation briefing which we’d very ...
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Rateable occupation R. (on the application of Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (on behalf of Public Health England)) v Harlow DC

In considering the question of what constituted occupation of premises for non-domestic rating purposes, the court set out a checklist of propositions of law that would enable district judges to determine such disputes and a suggested protocol for their swift ...
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New Clerks Training Programme

We are pleased to announce the new training programme for new Clerks is now available to book. Training has been broken down into modules and the first session starts on May 12th 2021. Please book by clicking on this link ...
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