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Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
Cranham House (the OPEX
Building), Falcon Close, Green
Farm Business Park, Gloucester
GL2 4LY

Latest News

Stephen Wright, MBE

It is with sadness that I announce the death of Stephen Wright.

Stephen Wright was a colossus in the world of local parish and town Councils.

He firmly believed in the value of local democracy and local actions to benefit local communities.

In his time at GAPTC and GRCC he worked hard to involve local people in action groups to create and improve local community assets and many of the things that today we take for granted were.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Obituary, News

External Audit challenge

Some councils have been contacting us because of some of the feedback they have received from Grant Thornton.

One recent example came from Awre Parish Council who had been criticised for not following due process in relation to the '30 days consultation period'.

The clerk challenged these comments, producing evidence to the contrary, and has received an apology and a revised report is on the way.

.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:43 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Challege, External Audit, Sharing Experience

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

BHIB insurance brokers

·NALC's newest major commercial corporate partner, BHIB insurance brokers, continues to make positive strides into the local council sector since entering this market in last month. Last week the NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter and BHIB hosted an instructive focus group made up of local councillors, clerks, and county association officers to discuss some of the major risk management areas that effect local councils, as well as what.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, News, National Association for Local Councils, Training, community governance degree; community partnership board, Larger councils; debates in parliament; BHIB insurance brokers; risk management

More success with LCAS - Congratulations Kingswood Parish Council

Congratulations to Kingswood Parish Council on attaining the 'Quality' level of the Local Council Award Scheme.

We will be sending some promotional information out in the next newsletter, so look out for it!

We are always happy to discuss LCAS so please get in touch with the office on 01452 883388.

Posted: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:33 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, quality, National Association for Local Councils, NALC

Funds available - Gloucestershire Community Foundation

Comic Relief Local Communities – Core Strength grants of between £1,000 to £5,000 aims to provide funding for group's core costs. Applicants will need to have been running for at least 12 months and have an annual income of £100,000 or under for the last full financial year. The work and focus of the applicant group should fit one of Comic Relief priorities: (1) Connected Communities, (2) Productive Communities, and/or (3) Empowered Communities.. Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:36 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Funding, Comic Relief, Connected Communities, Productive Communities, Empowered Communities

Star Council 2017 - Finalists (Congratulations Gotherington Parish Council)

NALC Star Councils 2017 Awards is an all important recognition of all the amazingly effective hard work this being undertaken by local (parish and town) councils, local councillors, local council officers and as well as by County Associations of Local Councils.

NALC was inundated with hundreds of nominations, which shows and highlights the 'localist powerhouse' work undertaken at the neighbourhood and community level.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:08 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, star councils

CiLCA Success

Huge congratulations Jules Owen, clerk to Gotherington Parish Council on successfully completing the CiLCA qualifications - and adding to the high number of qualified clerks across Gloucestershire.

If you are interested in completing the CiLCA qualification please let us know as we will be running more CiLCA mentoring sessions (to help mentor you through the qualification).

You register for the.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:40 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CiLCA, SLCC, quality, Certicate in Local Council Administration

More success with LCAS - Congratulations Newent Town Council

Congratulations to Newent Town Council on achieving 'foundation' level of the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS).

The LCAS is an on-line application process, and an independent panel (made up of peers, councillors, and public sector reps) will complete the assessment.

Most of you will find that you easily meet the 'foundation' level, and the process is a great way of completing a health check and confirming your council is.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:25 by Alison Robinson

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

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

How to stay young

· If you have been watching Angela Rippon presenting BBC's 'How to stay young' TV programme and you want to hear more from Angela, including her role promoting dementia friendly communities, why not come to the NALC annual conference on 30/31 October 2017 where she will be giving a keynote speech – places are still available costing from just £50 for one day or £100 for two days.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:29 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, New councils, Housing and Neighbourhood Planning, Communications, Data Protection, NALC Conference

Transparency grant success

Weston-sub-Edge PC has successfully applied for and received £1562 from the Transparency Fund for a new laptop and printer and costs associated with the website.

Not applied yet? Check the documents section of the website for guidelines and an application form.

Posted: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:14 by Anita Sach

Tags: Transparency Fund

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