August newsletter


We hoped to draw your attention to this newsletter as it includes the following:

The AGM guest speaker's talk on climate action for local councils which was very well received and should be shared with climate committees

A brief report on the AGM including the motions considered and their outcomes (holiday lets, hybrid meetings, social housing …

A brief report on the recent... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 15:34 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: Communication, Engagement, Newsletter

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Updates on the Civility and Respect Project

The August edition of the Civility and Respect Project newsletter is out now and includes the Civility and Respect pledge, a new Dignity at Work policy to replace the Bullying and Harassment policy, and an overview of the Civility Training programme. The Pledge is easy to sign up for and is designed to help define the right behaviours within councils to prevent... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 16:36 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Civility and Respect, Department of Levelling Up, Elections Act, Housing and Communities - responsibilities of the ministerial team, LTN40, Love Parks Week, NALC, Standards, Ukraine, Youth Investement Fund, news, newsletter

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has responded to the government's rapid evidence review of community initiatives.

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has responded to the government's rapid evidence review of community initiatives.

NALC stated that the review made a glaring omission by not citing and recognising the crucial role of local (parish and town) councils in their communities. NALC said that the review should have mentioned environmental capital — one of the keystones of sustainability... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 11:25 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Community Initiatives, Governments rapid evidence review, NALC, news

AGM live stream recording

AGM live stream recording

The recording of our AGM is available to watch. I know many who were there were keen to share with their councils the talk from our guest speaker, Cllr Ed Gemmell. Unfortunately the first minute and the video he showed are cut off as I was battling with the live stream, but the link for the video is below too. I will also try to edit this talk and email it to all councillors and clerks in a newsletter.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 09:04 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: AGM, Ed Gemmell, GAPTC, climate action, climate change

LCAS success - Berkeley Town Council

LCAS success - Berkeley Town Council

Congratulations to Berkeley Town Council on achieving the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) Foundation Award.

Receiving the Foundation Award is an excellent achievement showing that a local (parish and town) council achieves good practices in governance, community engagement and council improvement.

Furthermore, this award shows that a council has gone above and beyond the legal obligations; is a leader... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 14:06 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC, Quality

Call for evidence on short-term holidays lets

NALC are seeking your views to help them respond to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) call for evidence on developing a tourist accommodation registration scheme. In their response, NALC will relay their leading policy position that any review of regulation or other solutions surrounding short-term holiday lets must include mandatory registration and strengthened legislation to bring... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 14:14 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Holiday Lets, Housing, Tourism

Weekend festivity - Tewkesbury

Weekend festivity - Tewkesbury

Please see the link below to access information on the Tewkesbury Live weekend 23rd and 24th July.

Posted: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 17:54 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Events, Tewkesbury, summer


We are very excited that those who are not able to join us in Highnam on Saturday morning will have the opportunity to login to our Facebook page and watch our AGM live. We have chosen Facebook as it is the platform we will be using in the future to share event information as well as up-to-date news and explainer videos. We recommend all councils follow our page.

AGM live streaming details:

23 July 2022... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 16:05 by Alison Robinson

Tags: AGM, Accessibility, CloudyIT, GAPTC, Inclusion, Livestreaming

Retirement of GAPTC staff - Sue Creswick

Retirement of GAPTC staff - Sue Creswick

We would like to wish Sue Creswick (Senior Advisor) good luck, she retires today after over eleven years working for GAPTC.

Over the years Sue's advice and knowledge of the sector have been invaluable.

She will continue as our trainer, as well as remaining on the internal auditor team.

Thanks so much, we will miss you but can't wait to hear the tales from a 'lady of leisure'

Posted: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 16:45 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Gaptc Staff Team, Retirement

Banking services for our sector - update from NALC

NALC were active in 2021 in promoting a campaign to improve banking services for local (parish and town) councils. This included various meetings with UK Finance (the trade body for UK banks and financial organisations), a short national status report on banking issues for the sector, promotion of bank surveys undertaken by the Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Oxfordshire county associations and a... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 12:14 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Banking, Finance, Local Council Finance

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