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GAPTC 'Our Plan for Gloucestershire 2018-2022'

The GAPTC Strategy setting out the vision and goals for the future.

* Promoting professionalism

* Effective communication and partnership working

* Supporting/encouraging leadership principles

Fri, 28 Dec 2018

Gloucestershire Charter 6th Edition

The Charter was first established in 2006 to set in place an 'agreement' whereby different tiers of local government communicate effectively for the wider benefit of the community.

Parish and town councils are asked to sign up to this, and are invited to quarterly charter councils meeting, as well as in receipt of information.

Mon, 01 Aug 2016

Gloucestershire Community Foundation

The Gloucestershire Community Foundation has an emergency fund and has already awarded grants to two parish councils. Check out the link https://www.gloucestershirecf.org.uk/apply-online

Wed, 22 Apr 2020

Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association


The Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association (GPFA) is a membership-based registered charity. Founded in 1926 to protect and improve recreational land the GPFA also embodied in their aims the ideal that everyone, whatever their age, should have adequate recreational space within easy reach of their homes and be encouraged then to use these assets.

Today we offer the following services to our members:

Free advice by letter/email/telephone on most aspects of playgrounds and outdoor recreational facilities

Preference booking and reduced rates for training courses we organise (including very popular playground management seminars for councillors and clerks)

Free site visits to advise on outdoor playgrounds, playing fields and other recreational areas

Quarterly newsletter 'The Playing Field

Free assessment and report of your sport and recreation facilities

Access to grants and loan scheme

Fundraising advice for sport and recreation projects

Signposting to other organisations able to offer specialised support

Purchase and protection of playing field

Fri, 14 Sep 2018

Tags: GPFA

Good Councillor's Guide to finance and transparency

A helpful guide for councillors on council finance and the transparency requirements. This guide is designed specifically to help parish and town councillors support their communities and council in understanding their obligations and commitments with public money – both generally and under Transparency Code requirements – as well as sharing good practice in these areas.

Hard copies can be purchased from GAPTC at a cost of £4.99 plus postage.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

Good Councillors' Guide to Cyber Security

A guide from NALC on keeping your documents and records safe.

Mon, 15 Mar 2021

Tags: NALC

Good Employers' Guide

Booklet about Being a Good Employer.T he National Improvement Strategy's publication Being a Good Employer gives practical guidance on recruiting and managing employees effectively and in compliance with employment legislation up to the date of publication.

Hard copies can be purchased from GAPTC at a cost of £4.99 plus postage

Thu, 01 Jul 2010

Governance and Accountability 2020

Updated guidance for completing the Annual Governance and Accounting Return.


This year's Practitioners' Guide has had a make over by a professional designer and there are some small changes to paragraph numbers and an impact on pagination. The main changes from the 2019 version are:

1 A rewriting of page six of the forward to reflect requirements for parish meetings and delete the reference to trust fund declarations.

2 A new section at 1.13 on reserves policy and review

3 An addition at 1.1 5.5 that credit card balances are not acceptable reconciling items for bank reconciliation purposes

4 Clarification at 2.16 of what can be included as employment expenses and what cannot be

5 A new section at 2.39 on the certificate of exemption

6 The deletion of the second bullet point in old paragraph 5.7 7 The deletion of the old section 5.110 on the role of PSAA and a consequent division of the old paragraph 5.109 to minimise numbering problems for the rest of the document

Wed, 01 Apr 2020

GRCC - our partners

Our Partners – the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (GRCC)

GAPTC and GRCC both work to support the parish and town council sector.

GAPTC provides legal advice to support the work of councils and runs training courses for clerks and councillors to help them in their role.

GRCC complement the work of GAPTC as they support people across Gloucestershire to develop and shape their communities in a variety of ways:

  • Affordable housing – local housing needs surveys and location of suitable sites
  • Community buildings – professional support service to volunteers who manage community buildings
  • Parish Plans – support and material guidance at every stage of development
  • Community Emergency Plans – Support in developing plans tailored to the needs of the community
  • Funding advice – Advice and support for community projects
  • Neighbourhood Development Plans – Support and guidance through each step of the process
  • Social Enterprise Networks – Networks which support organisations to bring services, such as community shops


Sun, 04 Oct 2015

Tags: GRCC

Guidelines in the event of the death of a senior national figure

Some actions to consider to mark the death of the sovereign or a senior national figure. A summary of guidance received from the National Association of Civic Officers.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

Tags: Guidance