Alison Robinson

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

  • Annual General Meeting 2018

    Annual General Meeting 2018

    GAPTC CEO, Alison Robinson, GAPTC President, the Right Rev Christopher Hill and former GAPTC Chairman, Stephen Hirst

  • Training & Equipping

    Training & Equipping

    Expert, local training giving clerks and councillors the skills they need

  • Promoting good practice

    Promoting good practice

    A LCAS visit to Eastington PC

  • Celebrating creativity and innovation

    Celebrating creativity and innovation

  • Celebrating success

    Celebrating success

    South West Challenge - promoting local council values

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

LCAS success

LCAS success

Congratulations to Kemble & Ewen Parish Council who have achieved foundation level in the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS).

Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:29 by Alison Robinson

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Congratulations Robert Stone from Gotherington Parish Council on achieving CiLCA.

The next CiLCA mentoring sessions commence in March so if you are interested in becoming qualified please contact us.

Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:39 by Alison Robinson

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

NALC Elections Campaign

Last week NALC launched a new promotional video as part of the #MakeAChange elections campaign to encourage more people to stand for election as local councillors in the forthcoming elections in May 2019. The new video aims to help people looking to stand for election to understand the steps they will have to take to become a councillor. Watch the six steps to becoming a local councillor video More »

Communities Framework

  • The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have asked NALC, as a member of the Communities Partnership Board, for input to the development of a new Communities Framework. The framework will describe the importance of strong communities, set out the department's vision for supporting the development of these alongside the vital work of other groups, organisations and sectors, and explain and take forward how they are embedding this approach across the work of the department.
  • They are focusing for now on three questions – what do communities want: to do more of, or have more control over, in their local areas; in terms of inclusive spaces (parks, community centres, shared amenities) in their local areas; national and local government to do more, or less of, to support communities who want more control over issues affecting their local areas. Let us know what you think to policycomms@nalc.gov.uk or fill in the online survey. Thank you!

Policy consultations

Staying on the subject of inputting to government policy-making, NALC welcome your views on the Clean Air Strategy consultation and on proposals for fighting to flood by considering NALC's policy consultation briefings in the members' area of the NALC website (login required).


County Officers Forum

The County Officers Forum, which brings together county association officers to discuss common issues and share good practice, met on 6 February at CCLA in London. NALC was represented by Justin Griggs, head of policy and communications and Gary Barker, solicitor. The meeting considered a number of subjects including digital mapping, ethical standards, a project to improve guidance on law and procedure, information management systems, skills and interests register, and the Local Council Award Scheme. » Less

Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 07:55 by Alison Robinson