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Devon and Torbay devolution deal consultation now live

14/02/2024

A six-week devolution consultation has launched with proposals to set up a Combined County Authority to oversee new funds and powers for Devon and Torbay. 

Devolution
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Village halls – help available as Village Hall Week approaches

Village halls are hugely important to their community. As Village Hall Week approaches, there is some help and funding available which may help your community.

Assets and Services

Nearly time for the end of year accounts and audit

The end of year accounts and audit time is approaching! Find out what help is available, along with some tips for this year’s audit process!

Advice

Free portrait of His Majesty the King for parish and town councils

13/02/2024

Parish and town councils can now apply for a free framed portrait of His Majesty the King via a government scheme.

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We’re hiring! Join our team as a Member Services Trainee/Assistant/Officer

07/02/2024

We are hiring a Member Services Trainee/Assistant to join our small, friendly and supportive team empowering local councils in Devon.

Vacancy

A letter from the Devon Local Nature Partnership

01/02/2024

The Devon Local Nature Partnership has written to parish and town councils with information about the LNRS and what you can do to get involved. 

Biodiversity

Nominations for Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2024

31/01/2024

We are welcoming nominations from our member councils for tickets to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party on Tuesday 21 May 2024.

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Happy New Year to our members from DALC’s Chair

10/01/2024

Happy New Year to all our members as DALC’s Chair, Liz Brookes-Hocking, writes an open letter looking at the year to come.

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Local Nature Recovery Strategy – Update and Connect Event

09/01/2024

This year will see the publication of the Devon Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS for short), an important resource for all those working to make improvements for nature

Connect Event

New guidance on financial assistance to the church

New guidance on financial assistance to the church – the Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023 has amended the Local Government Act 1894 to clarify the powers of a parish or town council to fund church repairs or improvements. 

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