Alison Robinson

Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
Cranham House (the OPEX
Building), Falcon Close, Green
Farm Business Park, Gloucester
GL2 4LY

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

Tags: GAPTC Buddy, PWLB

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

Tags: Best practice

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Training

Cyber security for charities and voluntary organisations

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) in partnership with the VCS Alliance are holding a free event to discuss cyber security for charities and voluntary organisations.

The event will take place on Tuesday 2 April from 6-8pm at the Gloucestershire Deaf Association, Colin Road, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3JL.

The keynote speaker is John Noble CBE. John is the Priority lead for the Safer... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:30 by Anita Sach

Tags: Cyber Security

Councillor/candidate home address

A letter from Rishi Sunak MP (MHCLG) to local authorities has been drawn up regarding the publication of councillors' and candidates' home addresses.

In the letter he confirms that he is taking forward a recommendation from the Committee on Standards in Public Life Review of Intimidation in Public Life that the Government should bring forward legislation to remove the requirement for candidates standing... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:29 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, elections

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Policy Committee

The NALC Policy Committee, which oversees the policy-making and campaigning work, met on 6 March, here are a few highlights in advance of the draft minutes being available:

  • An extensive discussion on the flexible and diverse funding theme of NALC's A prospectus for ultra-localism, with a particular focus on our policy on business rate reform, where it was agreed our submission to the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Policy committee, CIL, Community Infrastructure Levy, Ordnance Survey, OS, News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils

GMTF meeting - 7th March 2019

The Gloucestershire Market Town Forum (GMTF) meet later today they will be discussing:-

The High Streets Fund - looking at BID status of applicants (this is suitable for major towns like Gloucester and Cheltenham). There are various pots of cash, but for the smaller towns/retail centres to be successful in securing funding then it is probable that a more collaborative approach needs to be taken.

Elizabeth... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:32 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GMTF, Gloucestershire Market Town Forum, GFirst, LEP

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 18/19

Message from PKF Littlejohn about the forthcoming AGAR 18/19

  • Please note that we are planning to broadcast a short training update webinar on Tuesday 19 March which will then be available to access after that date via our website
  • The 2018/19 AGAR forms, instructions, guidance and additional documentation templates will be available on our website by 19 March
  • We are planning to issue all the instruction... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:09 by Anita Sach

Tags: AGAR, Audit

GAPTC newsletter March 2019

Our informative newsletter was sent out to our member councils today and the contents included:

  • GAPTC 2019/20 subscription renewal form emailed – please look out for it
  • Congratulations to Gloucestershire achievers!
  • Reminder about purdah and the first meeting after elections
  • Gloucestershire VCS Alliance
  • NALC – legal update
  • New GAPTC email address - reminder
  • Details of new 'Buddying' system for... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:00 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Subscription request, purdah, Buddying, training, funding, News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, GAPTC, Grants, CiLCA

Forest of Dean parish/town councils ONLY

CIL

FODDC have no CIL scheme at present and have not reached the stage of making a final decision about whether to introduce one. The Council have however asked that the feasibility of CIL be examined and we are about to commission some work which will provide some indicative values in order that the potential for a CIL can be investigated. Once we have the information about potential values it will... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 09:30 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Forest of Dean, CIL, Community Infrastructure Levy

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