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

New 'Buddy' for Public Works Loans added to the list

Jeni Marshall of Cainscross PC has volunteered to be a GAPTC 'Buddy' for councils thinking of carrying out a Public Works Loan Board application. She will happily point you in the right direction for the business plan and going through the application process.

The full list of GAPTC Buddies can be found in the Documents section under 'B'.

Posted: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:41 by Anita Sach

New 'Best Practice' added to the website

We have added a new example of best practice to the Best Practice tab on the home page (login required). Nailworth TC outline the work they did successfully supporting a Community Land Trust within the town which led to the building of affordable homes for residents.

Posted: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 12:26 by Anita Sach

GRCC run a making the most of social media course 26 March 10am-12.30pm Gloucester

Parishes will have a number of voluntary organisations within them and GRCC is offering a range of training courses for the voluntary sector. Organisations in your parish may well be able to benefit from the bursaries available – allowing them to undertake the training for just £10 +VAT. Please pass on the information to them.

From the GRCC website

Recognising that your organisation will probably have limited time and resources to spend on developing your social media presence, this workshop will look at using scheduling tools, understanding analytics, and developing strategies for dealing with problems that may arise from using social media. More »

Encore PR is a PR and marketing consultancy based in Cheltehham. Melanie Jones is a proven creative senior marketing professional with demonstrable success in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer channels, for a variety of organisations and audiences. She's recognised by clients and peers as the 'go to' person for delivering the full marketing mix.

To book your place go to the website (not via GAPTC) and complete the GRCC Training & Learning booking form and return it to or post to GRCC, Community House, 15 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LZ.

The workshop costs £50 (+VAT) per person, or £10 (+VAT) with a GAVCA Legacy Fund bursary. Workshop fees must be paid in advance. » Less

Posted: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:02 by Anita Sach