Public Admittance to Meetings

Following the recent High Court judgement, the Association of Democratic Services (ADSO) made the following comments:

The Court has...


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Social distancing in the workplace

Following on from the Prime Minister’s briefing on the roadmap out of lockdown, a 4-step plan to ease lockdown in England has been announced.


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New Model councillor code of conduct

Following a consultation run by the LGA, a new model Councillor code of conduct has been published. If your Council’s code of conduct is based on the model code you may wish to revisit it accordingly. You can find the new model


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Armistice Day 2020

The Government has issued guidance on how to ensure those hosting local Remembrance events can do so safely. Local authorities in England can organise outdoor Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday events at a public war memorial or cenotaph provided a...


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Guidance on Reopening Play Parks

On Friday 26 June, the government issued guidance on their website regarding reopening play parks.  You can access the guidance here


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South Downs National Park Association Parish representative elections

Below are the election statements of the nominees for the election of Parish Representatives to the South Downs National Park Authority.  Ballot papers will be sent out to the relevant Parish Councils today and the results will be announced on 25 June 2019:


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Village of the Year 2018 is finally here!


sponsored by Fuller’s Brewery

Celebrating our Communities


To:              Hampshire and IOW Press Contacts, Councils and Partners



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Proposed Amendments to GDPR Legislation

“GDPR continues to be a major focus for Councils and we know that many of you are reviewing your policies and processes following on from our training courses.  As a reminder, there is a lot of helpful information to assist you with drafting privacy notices and policies on the ICO website for small organisations.  For those who are also NALC members, they have produced a toolkit which can be accessed through the Hampshire ALC website, located in the Members' Area - NALC Legal Briefings . If you use the NALC...


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Local MP launches petition to give police more powers against unauthorised traveller encampments

Member of Parliament for North East Hampshire, Ranil Jayawardena MP, is launching a petition to urge HM Government to strengthen police powers by giving the police the power to direct trespassers to leave simply because of trespassing—and before damage, abuse or six vehicles occurs.

 Another police power that Mr Jayawardena is calling on the government to strengthen is Section 62A of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. Currently, police can direct travellers to leave an unauthorised site if there is a...


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Singers in Harmony with Countryside Charity 

Photograph of The Close Shaves and The High Heels (credit CPRE)

Two internationally renowned choirs will join together for a charity concert to raise vital funds to help protect the Hampshire countryside on 19th May 2018. 

The acapella singing group made up of the all-male group The Close Shaves and the all-ladies group The High...


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