ADSO and LLG (along with Hertfordshire County Council) have received permission to expedite our claim for a declaration in the High Court which will provide certainty for local authorities on whether they can continue to hold meetings remotely past the 6th May 2021 deadline, due to the expiry of the Local Authorities and Police and … Continued

Remote meetings beyond 7 May 2021

You will recall that the LGA (supported by ADSO, LLG and others) recently lobbied the Secretary of State to allow Councils to continue to hold remote meetings beyond the deadline of 7th May 2021 – on the basis that Councils would be able to choose which of its meetings should be held remotely. The LGA … Continued

New date for Code of Conduct Webinar

Due to popular demand a new date has been arranged and is now ready to take bookings for a second LGA Councillor Model Code of Conduct briefing.   The second webinar will take place on Friday 12 February, 14:00-15:00.   For further details and to book click here.    Members who are unable to attend … Continued

Councillor Code of Conduct Webinar ***fully booked***

The webinar covering the Councillor Code of Conduct on Friday 29 January is fully booked. You will be able to watch the recording after the event, but due to the level of interest we are actively looking for a further date to schedule this. We will share further details including the link to the recording … Continued

The LGA Model Councillor Code of Conduct 2020

  Following extensive consultation, the Local Government Association (LGA) Board on 3 December 2020 approved the final Model Code of Member Conduct. The LGA have confirmed that a summary of the consultation responses and guidance will also be made available soon. You can find the Model Code of Member Conduct here. The LLG have prepared … Continued

ADSO AGM and Awards 2020

Our thanks go out to everyone who attended the first ever ADSO remote AGM and Awards, it was great to have you with us. You can watch the AGM here. The AGM agreed the following: Minutes of the AGM held on 21st November 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Filton, Bristol were approved as a correct … Continued

Congratulations to our ADSO Awards 2020 winners!

What a great evening, thank-you to everyone who attended! Many congratulations to everyone shortlisted and to our winners #ADSOAwards2020: Learner of the Year: Nicholas Mills, Cambridgeshire County Council Rookie of the Year: Emilia Peters, Sevenoaks District Council and Nikki Dunne who was Highly Commended Teams of the Year: North Kesteven District Council and West Suffolk … Continued