Model Motion for Council Meetings

ADSO, LLG, SLCC, CfGS & nalc joint statement on Model Motion for Council Meetings – 10 February 2022 ADSO-LLG-SLCC-CfGS-nalc – Model Motion for Council Meetings – 10 February 2022 extension: pdf

Guidance on The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 SI 2021/ No. 1400

13 December 2021 Following the Government’s recent announcement, LLG and ADSO have drafted guidance in respect of the above Statutory Instrument applicable to England which you can view below: Guidance on The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 SI 2021/ No. 1400 extension: pdf  

ADSO 2021 Learner of the Year Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the individuals who have been shortlisted for the Learner of the Year at the #ADSOAwards 2021. The Learner of the Year award is open to Learners who have completed either the ADSO Certificate or Diploma since the previous awards ceremony for learners in November 2020.   These learners were nominated by their … Continued

ADSO 2021 Distinguished Service Award Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the individuals who have been shortlisted for the Distinguished Service Award at the #ADSOAwards 2021. This is a new award for 2021. The Board wishes to recognise the dedication and achievements of an individual who has made a significant and distinguished contribution to the Democratic Services sector, not necessarily in … Continued

ADSO 2021 Rookie of the Year Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the individuals who have been shortlisted as Rookie of the Year at the #ADSOAwards 2021. The contribution that these new starters have made in their Local Authorities in such a short time is impressive and we are delighted to welcome them into the sector, one we are all very proud … Continued

ADSO’S EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY STATEMENT

  As a professional association, we are strongly committed to ensuring that inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do. This includes a commitment to ensuring that all of our events, governance materials, resources, training, discussion platforms and services are developed with inclusivity at the centre. Equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination are … Continued

Guidance on Remote Meetings: What next for Local Authorities?

The below guidance has been prepared by Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) and the Association of Democratic Services Officers (ADSO) in association with Bevan Brittan LLP for the benefit of its respective membership following the High Court judgment on remote meeting provision in respect of local authorities in England. Many questions have been raised following … Continued

Member Update: – Virtual Meeting Judgement following Post-script

Following the Judgement from the High Court in relation to our Virtual Meeting Judicial Review, the court indicated at the end of that judgement within a postscript, that it would consider references to a meeting being “open to the public” or “held in public”. That judgement was handed down today.   The Court has ruled … Continued