Alison Robinson

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

  • 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

Falmouth Town Council Re-submitting Toilet Tax SCA Proposal To Government In 01/19 - Request To Complete / Promote Completion of Short Evidence Survey By Member Councils In Your Areas By 10/12/18

Falmouth Town Council, supported by NALC, would like to re-submit a proposal under the Sustainable Communities Act for legislative change to grant local (parish and town) councils mandatory 100% business rates relief on public toilets that they own or manage. This follows the submission of a proposal in December 2017 from Falmouth Town Council formally requesting complete mandatory rate relief from the Government on all public conveniences owned or managed by local councils. It is our belief that such a removal of business rates would improve economic, social and environmental wellbeing as they are an unwanted price tag around many assets and liabilities transferred to local councils by principal local authorities unable to run them any longer. More »

This agenda also clearly fits into the health and wellbeing domain. Despite the Government's commitment to ending the toilet tax (by 2020) in the Budget 2018 on 29 October 2018, the sector cannot rest until the end of the toilet tax is formally on the statute books. For this reason the NALC Policy Committee (at its 2 October 2018 session) asked that NALC / Falmouth Town Council gather further evidence to support the proposal ahead of its formal re-submission in 01/19. A sector survey was considered to be one way of achieving this (NALC is also gathering other qualitative data to support the re-submission, aside from the survey).

The responses to this survey will help support the proposal to be re-submitted to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government by mid-January 2019 under the Act. The Government have asked that we support that request with evidence that the change is required. To that end we would be hugely grateful if you could please complete / promote completion of the following survey web-link ( ) to all member councils in your county areas by 17:00 on 10 December 2018 - thanks. It will take just 5 minutes to complete. » Less

Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:50 by Alison Robinson

Thanks to our outgoing GAPTC Executive Committee Chairman

Thanks to our outgoing GAPTC Executive Committee Chairman

Cllr Stephen Hirst has stepped down from the GAPTC EC after 6 years as Chairman.

He was invited to the meeting in November to thanks him for his contribution.

He was presented with some gifts, including some bespoke socks!

Stephen continues in his role as councillor at Tetbury Town Councillor.

Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:55 by Alison Robinson