Advice and guidance
Promoting parish councils assets
Formed by Parish Councils --- Run for Parish Councils --- Delivering to Parish Councils
The Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils (GAPTC) is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising the parish and town councils of Gloucestershire, who form the grass roots tier (or first level) of local government in England.
GAPTC offer members a resource of vital, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.
As a membership association we are unable to deal with queries from the public, but we are happy to make general information available through this website, which helps to increase understanding and awareness about the sector.
Last week the NALC LCR editor, Marie Dill, did an exclusive interview with Andrew Gwynne MP, shadow secretary of state for Communities and Local Government, for the summer issue. Even the appearance of Holywood star Goldie Hawn didn't distract him during our photo shoot!
By way of a sneak peek just one of the things he said was: "I believe in taking community empowerment away from just being slogans. If we are going to give communities control of their destinies then that means giving them the resources to deliver things at the local level but also give them the confidence to think outside the box." More »
To get a first exclusive look, subscribe at: www.nalc.gov.uk/lcr-magazine
Finance and Scrutiny Panel
The Finance and Scrutiny Panel met on 5 June 2018 when they were visited by accountants Milton Avis LLP and received an interim report on progress for the year-end audit as well as related reports on the year-end management accounts. Other business included consideration of the three-year budget and recommendations for the affiliation fee in 2019/20, financial risk management and financial regulations.
Conference speaker presentations
Speaker presentations from last month's Principal and local councils working in partnership joint conference with the Local Government Association (LGA) are now online and include An introduction to the new One Community Guide by The Campaign Company, Making local democracy work in partnership by Choppington Parish Council, Building place-based local participation in partnership by Falmouth Town Council and Delivering more efficient services by Alcester Town Council.
NALC want to share some positive coverage... the first is a story in LocalGov on local (parish and town) councils and devolution of services. The second, Jonathon Owen's interview with GovTech Leaders about the role technology plays at a local level. » Less
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:20 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations to Rachel Russell from Stonehouse Town Council who has successfully gained her CiLCA qualification. She is one of the growing numbers of qualified clerks across Gloucestershire, so why not consider working towards CiLCA? We are happy to discuss it with you.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:21 by Anita Sach