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NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

NALC conference this week

·Wednesday's Making Local Economic Growth Work conference was a fitting and positive way to round off this year's extensive events programme – huge thanks go to councils, county associations, sponsors and commercial partners, stakeholders, the hotel staff, all speakers and our own staff.

· Headlines of the day: - Beginning with the shadow secretary of state Andrew.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:30 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, LCR, Council tax refendum, DCLG, Finance and Scrutiny Committee, General Date Protection Regulation, GDPR

FOA STROUD DISTRICT re “Introduction to Energy Use in the Home and Fuel Poverty Awareness”:

Come along to Severn Wye's very popular free accredited training:

"Introduction to Energy Use in the Home and Fuel Poverty Awareness"

Monday 18th of December 9.30-11.30, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Council Chamber

FREE - funded by all the local authorities in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, through the Warm and Well project

For frontline staff, volunteers and councillors who interact with.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:45 by Alison Robinson

Tags: training, stroud, Stroud, Stroud District

More success with LCAS - Congratulations Rodborough Parish Council

Congratulations to Rodborough Parish Council on achieving the 'foundation' level of the Local Council Award Scheme.

A brilliant achievement.

Posted: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:02 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, quality

Christmas 2017

Christmas 2017

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas from all the staff at GAPTC.

We are in the office until 5pm on 22nd, and we will be back in between Christmas and the New Year.

We look forward to working with you again in 2018.

Posted: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:06 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Christmas

Vital Signs report - how Gloucestershire is performing

We are circulating the Gloucestershire Community Foundation's first Vital Signs report, produced in collaboration with Barnwood Trust.

In this first report, they have provided an overview of six local vital sign themes:

  • Strong Communities
  • Housing
  • Safety
  • Healthy living
  • Learning and Work
  • Rurality and Access to services

This report brings together statistics from a range of national and local data sets, with the results from a survey.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:27 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GCC, Gloucestershire

Executive Committee - Cotswold District rep

I'm pleased to let you know that Cllr Mark Harris from Cirencester Town Council is your new representative on our Executive Committee. He joins Cllr Stephen Hirst from Tetbury and Cllr Liz Hodges from Chipping Campden.

There are three representatives from the following districts:

- Stroud

- Cotswolds

- Tewkesbury

- Forest of Dean

and one Clerk rep (Sue Bailey - Wotton under Edge)

The Executive Committee has.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:42 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, Executive Committee meeting, GAPTC, management

Latest GAPTC newsletter

Clerks Networking session

Over 30 clerks from parish and town councils across Gloucestershire attended the Clerks Networking event last week where Janice Banks, the CEO from the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council, gave a talk about the varied work the organisation carries out in support of local councils. It was good to be reminded about their wide-ranging role including work on Affordable Housing, Village Halls, Neighbourhood Developments Plans and.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:12 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GDPR, Data Protection, external audits, Training, Regeneration, Transparency, Funding, Transparency Fund

Online training via futurelearn

Please remember to keep checking the FREE online learning website: www.futurelearn.com

There are hundreds of courses that are useful for our sector including: -

* 'Searching and researching'

* 'Professional Resilience'

* 'The many faces of dementia'

* 'Management and Leadership: Leading a team'

* 'UK Parliament Explored: Petitions'

* 'Understanding the General Data Protection Regulations'

* 'Contract management'.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:49 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Training, News, Continuous Professional Development, CPD

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Learn about GDPR from the ICO

·If you want to find out more about how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact on the sector then make sure you're coming to the NALC conference next week! The Information Commissioner's Office will now be joining the line-up and giving a keynote speech at the NALC Making Local Economic Growth Work conference, given GDPR is such a hot topic at the moment you will be able to benefit from gaining a better understanding.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:12 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, SAAA, Smaller Councils' Committee, GDPR, Local Government Pay Offer, lobby day

Clerks networking 6th December at Highnam Community Centre

The networking session starts at 10am on 6th December at Highnam Community Centre.

The agenda includes: -

Presentation from CEO of GRCC (Janice Banks)

Hot topics - Data Protection, SAAA, LCAS...

Infrequently Asked Questions!

Networking - including themes for buddying e.g. Community Engagement, Finance, Open Spaces...

We look forward to seeing you ...

Posted: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:21 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Clerks, networking, clerks networking

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