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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.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England's Gloucestershire Branch is seeking nominations for its 2017 Awards, celebrating the very best of the county's building developments and projects.
CPRE Gloucestershire's Awards – now in their tenth year - recognise developments which are outstanding in their contribution to the environment or the local community, and are exemplars of good practice.
This year's programme was launched at The Green Shop in Frampton on Severn – one of seven projects celebrated in 2016. After Frampton's last shop closed, the Clifford Family of Frampton Court Estate intervened and provided land and financial support to build a new shop overlooking the village green. More »
"The Green Shop is just one of a range of excellent developments honoured by CPRE Gloucestershire last year," said Mike Mackey, Chairman of CPRE Gloucestershire. "And it's a very fitting place to be launching our 2017 Awards."
Rollo Clifford of the Frampton Court Estate said: "So many rural villages have lost their shops that there was a determination that Frampton should not follow suit.
"The result, situated on the iconic village green, is the Green Shop, stylish in design, built in part with local timber and up and running with a range of goods and services. We were delighted that the shop was honoured in last year's CPRE Gloucestershire Awards. The awards do a great service in highlighting innovative community projects such as ours."
Other CPRE Gloucestershire Award recipients in 2016 were the Walled Garden Project at Stroud Museum, Gloucester Services, Renishaw Innovation Centre near Wotton-under-Edge, the Stroud Rural Sustainable Drainage Project, Berry Hill Community Orchard in the Forest of Dean, and St Michael and All Angels Church in Tirley.
Nominations for the CPRE Gloucestershire Awards are welcome from the community, private or voluntary sector, or partnerships of organisations. Nominations must have the approval of the owner, and the deadline for submissions for 2017 is early August.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:04 by Sue Creswick
From time to time councils find themselves in hot water because of sending inappropriate emails. We have drafted guidance (under E in the documents section) using an article written by the NALC solicitor to help you think about the content and purpose of the emails you are sending, bearing in mind that all local council emails may be seen using Freedom of Information legislation.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:15 by Sue Creswick
Congratulations to Lynda Skuse, clerk to Hewelsfield & Brockweir PC, on achieving the CiLCA qualification; adding to the growing number of qualified clerks across Gloucestershire.
If you are interested in CiLCA and further education come along to the 'Come and Chat' session on 21st March at the Cross Hands (pub) in Brockworth from 10am until 12pm.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:31 by Alison Robinson