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


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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 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 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 & Accountability Practitioners' Guide 2018

The March 2018 version - a guide to the preparation of annual accounts and governance statements.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018

Governance and Accountability 2019

Updated guidance for completing the Annual Governance and Accounting Return.

Mon, 01 Apr 2019

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

Honorary titles and officers of dignity LTN12

This LTN concentrates on the titles of honorary freemen and officers of dignity, the current situation in relation to these titles and the power to appoint honorary freemen.

Individuals may enjoy special status in their local area in a variety of different ways. Such status can be by appointment, by conferment or by admission. This Legal Topic Note concentrates on the titles of freemen, officers of dignity and honorary freemen and freewomen. It will first consider the current situation in respect of the ancient titles of freemen and officers of dignity. Then it will outline the position in relation to the power to appoint honorary freemen and freewomen.

Fri, 01 Mar 2013


How to nominate individuals for New Year and Birthday Honours.

An Honour is a unique form of national recognition. It is a distinctive way of acknowledging someone's impact on UK life, whether they fundraise for a local cause or volunteer at the local school; promote the economy or support one of the Government's particular priorities. There is considerable competition for Honours: each nomination faces rigorous evaluation and decisions are based on the information contained on the nomination form. It is very important that your nomination gives the Government Department and the Independent Sector Committees which make the final decisions the information they need to consider the case fully and in context.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015

HR - Advertising and media guidance

What to include in the advertisement

Sat, 01 Mar 2014

HR - Appointment process

How to make the appointment

Sat, 01 Mar 2014

HR - Clerk recruitment process action plan

Initial thoughts when recruiting

Sat, 01 Mar 2014

HR - Induction and probation

The induction process

Sat, 01 Mar 2014

HR - Recruitment information pack

Sample information pack

Sat, 01 Mar 2014