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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

A guide from NALC to the operation of the levy.

Fri, 12 Apr 2019

Transport Planning - The Good Councillor's Guide

This guide is aimed at councillors who are interested in transport planning issues. Transport planning can be influenced by local communities and the guide helps councillors to understand the issues and how they can be addressed at local level.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019

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

Executive Committee meeting draft November 2018 minutes

Draft minutes for the meeting held on 22 November 2018

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

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

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

Annual Report 2018

GAPTC annual report presented to the AGM in July 2018.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

AGM minutes 2018

Minutes of the GAPTC AGM 2018, held at Highnam in July 2018, and approved in July 2019

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

Tags: AGM, GAPTC, minutes

Executive Committee approved minutes 24th October 2018

Minutes from the October meeting of the Executive Committee

Mon, 26 Nov 2018

CPRE - our partners

We campaign for a beautiful and living countryside. We work to protect, promote and enhance our towns and countryside to make them better places to live, work and enjoy, and to ensure the countryside is protected for now and future generations.

Fri, 14 Sep 2018

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

Institute of Crematorium and Cemetery Management

About the Institute


1. To promote the improvement of cemeteries, crematoria and public services for the disposal of the dead.

2. To promote the advancement and welfare of people employed in the above undertakings.

3. To encourage technical and other studies in relation to the above and to improve and develop the technical and general knowledge of the profession.

4. To provide education and training, including lectures and conferences.

5. To provide library facilities

6. To distribute a journal and papers produced by the Institute.

7. To undertake investigations.

8. To engage people to act in a technical and advisory capacity.

9. To distribute trust funds

10. To promote, support or oppose initiatives (including proposed legislation) relating to burial, cremation and ancillary public services.

Fri, 14 Sep 2018

Society of Local Council Clerks - our partners

The Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) is the professional body for local council clerks and senior council employees. Its membership is steadily growing and now represents clerks to over 4,700 councils in England and Wales.

The Society's vision statement:
"To provide training, guidance, advice and support to members so that they can develop the professional skills, knowledge and experience necessary for them to best serve their councils and communities; and through this develop the overall recognition and status of their profession."

Many councils realise the benefits of having a clerk who is properly trained, fully briefed on the issues of the day and can get fast accurate advice to problems that they may face. In fact, over 90% of members' councils willingly pay for their clerks' subscriptions to the Society as encouraged by the Local Government Act.

The Society of Local Council Clerks is developing fast and is increasingly recognised as the body which represents and promotes 'best practice' in the sector.

Membership is open to all full time, part time and deputy clerks and other senior employees of town, parish or community councils and parish meetings in England and Wales.

Fri, 14 Sep 2018

Mediation and conflict resolution service for local councils - Kim Bedford

Working with people is never easy!

We are all different, needing different things at different times, with the ability or not, of understanding those needs and being able to reasonably express or respond to them. Sometimes, the opportunity to explore the situation, reflect in a safe place, can help lead to a resolution in a fraught situation.

Kim Bedford has been involved as a manager in retail for many years and latterly in the Local Council sector as a Councillor, Clerk and County Officer at GAPTC. She understands the pressures we all cope with in our daily lives and holds the National Certificate in Workplace Mediation, and can offer this service to you.

Due to the structure of Local Councils, the nature of the relationship between volunteer, local leader, advisor, employee and line manager can be complicated and sometimes confusing. Using her experience, she will work with you to try and find a way through troubled waters.

To find out more, please contact her by email at, giving her your name, position and your email contact. She will make contact with you to seek some basic information and give details of the approach she will use, together with costs.

Mon, 10 Sep 2018

Planning Applications - How to Respond

A comprehensive guide to responding to planning applications.

Fri, 24 Aug 2018

National Planning Policy Framework 2018

The updated NPPF to take account of the recommendations in the last housing white paper.

Thu, 26 Jul 2018

Executive Committee meeting 24 May 2018 minutes

Executive committee meeting 24th May 2018 drat minutes

Tue, 05 Jun 2018