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Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
Cranham House (the OPEX
Building), Falcon Close, Green
Farm Business Park, Gloucester

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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.

Latest News

BBC news report on increasing parish council precepts

You may be interested in the report by the BBC that parish council tax bills are rising despite the squeeze and stating that 'Villagers paying council tax are seeing their parish bills rise at a higher rate than the share they pay to larger authorities.'

Jonathan Owen, of the National Association of Local Councils, said: "England's 10,000 parish councils are being asked to do a lot more.

"They are being asked to do a lot more by their residents, by government, and indeed by larger councils who increasingly can't afford to run services they previously provided." More »

To read the full BBC report go to:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38827421 » Less

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:22 by Anita Sach

Transparency Fund application success

£550.00 - Ampney Crucis Parish Council - Grant Paid
£450.00 - Elmore Parish Council - Grant Paid
£939.95 - Hinton Parish Council - Grant Paid
£1,120.00 - Aylburton Parish Council - Grant Paid
£972.94 - Ashchurch Rural Parish Council - Grant Paid
£669.00 - Moreton Valence Parish Council -Grant Paid
£1,116.90 - Blaisdon Parish Council - Grant Paid
£449.00 - Driffield and Harnhill Parish Council - Grant Paid More »

A further £6,167.79 Transparency Grant has been awarded to Gloucestershire local councils. » Less

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:12 by Alison Robinson

South West Conference of Local Councils Association 16 March

Date 16 March 2017 in Taunton

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm.

This event will bring together active councils from across the South West region.

This informative conference will provide a range of highly regarded speakers and workshops on topics ranging from IT to Health to Legal Advice, bringing you up to date on developments and work through practical issues. Delegates will also get to hear from the newly formed Local Council Team at DCLG (Department for Communities and Local Government). More »

This event will provide a fantastic networking opportunity for clerks and councillors to meet other like-minded councils from across the South West.

The event costs £60 + VAT per person. Lunch and refreshments are included.

To book your place:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6DJQWWB » Less

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:17 by Sue Creswick