Over the next two weeks, Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) will be reminding people about the things they can now do as of 29 March, whilst looking ahead to the restrictions that are set to ease from Monday 12 April. Find out more about the Government's roadmap.
It's crucial to keep reminding people that whilst we can now socialise outdoors, we must keep taking steps to prevent and further reduce... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 11:02 by Alison Robinson
GP surgery teams are piloting an additional vaccination walk in service on Saturday 3 April (10 to 4pm) in two areas of the county – Gloucester and Cheltenham - for those people aged 50 and over who have yet to take up the offer of their 1st dose.
The bulk of vaccinations have, and continue to be, provided by appointment through 10 GP led primary care network community vaccination centres and... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 13:39 by Alison Robinson
Robert Jenrick MP, secretary of state at the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), has written to council leaders about remote meetings to confirm the government will not bring forward emergency legislation on this issue at this time. The NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, has responded to express her disappointment, as has the Local Government Association (LGA) in their statement... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:42 by Alison Robinson
A free national webinar for parish and town councils on Wednesday 31st March at 3pm on crisis communications
Our training partner, Breakthrough Communications are running a free national webinar for parish and town councils on Wednesday 31st March at 3pm on crisis communications.
In this free webinar the panel will look at how councils can start to prepare for future crises that may arise, how to manage them effectively from a communications perspective when they happen, and what to do afterwards.
You will... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:24 by Alison Robinson
Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council and Great Western Railway have today announced the joint purchase of the brownfield site neighbouring Moreton-in-Marsh Railway Station.
In a deal that is the first of its kind for the rail operator, they have provided 50% of the funding needed to secure the previous Royal British Legion site for the benefit of the town and the railway.
Councillor Eileen Viviani MBE, Chair... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 12:26 by Anita Sach
Congratulations Emma Bennett from Woodmancote Parish Council who has been awarded her CiLCA qualification.
Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 17:24 by Alison Robinson
Masters in Public Leadership & Management
Exciting news for those currently studying or those considering extending their knowledge further. De Montfort University (DMU) announced in December that a Masters in Community Governance has been successfully validated and will be available to students from April 2021. This qualification will officially be known as the MA in Public Leadership and Management.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 16:23 by Alison Robinson
NALC's Star Council Awards are the only awards in England that recognise the local (parish and town) council sector's positive contribution to its communities, rewarding local councils, councillors, young councillors, county associations and clerks.
It has not been an easy 12 months. However, those in the sector have gone above and beyond their regular duties during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 12:02 by Alison Robinson
The Fawcett Society is running a programme of free online training for women on how to get into politics
The Fawcett Society is running a programme of free online training for women on how to get into politics, using your voice online and getting active in the upcoming local government elections.
This programme includes spaces and support specifically for groups of women who are underrepresented across politics, including women of colour and disabled women.
Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:44 by Alison Robinson
Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) need to recruit three Independent Persons in May. Their role is to advise Rob Aycliffe (Director of Policy, Performance and Governance) and the Hearings Committee on complaints against Councillors under the Code of Conduct. It's an unpaid role, but it's useful to have people with some understanding of local government and governance issues.
Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:47 by Alison Robinson