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

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CiLCA success

Congratulations to Justine Hopkins who has become CiLCA qualified, adding to the growing number of qualified clerks across the sector.

Well done.

Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:30 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration, quality

Quality Gold Certificate presented to Quedgeley Town Council

Yesterday evening at the Quedgeley Town Council full council meeting they were presented with the Local Council Award Scheme Quality Gold, which is an outstanding achievement for the sector.

If you are interested in finding out about applying contact the office, we are happy to talk to Clerks, councillors and the community about the scheme - as any feedback to improve is welcomed.

Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:52 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Training, quality, Local Council Award Scheme, GAPTC, Larger councils

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Toilets Bill

The Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill had its Second Reading in the House of Lords on 10 July. This is the legislation which will provide mandatory relief from business rates and save around £6m and safeguard 4000 public conveniences; as you know this has been one of our key campaigns. The Bill received cross-party support and Lord Bourne and Baroness Pinnock specifically... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 10:56 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Love Parks, VE Day 75, growing local councils, SAAA, AGAR returns, NALC Assembly, local government audit, toilets bill

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Last chance to enter the NALC Star Council Awards

There's still a few hours left to enter NALC's Star Council Awards! There are five categories: clerk of the year, county association project of the year, young councillor of the year, councillor of the year, and Council of the Year. You have until 11:59 pm today (28 June) to get your entries in. Winners will be announced at the awards dinner at the NALC... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 16:39 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, star councils, EXPO, Cumbria Association summer conference, neighbourhood planning, SLCC, smaller councils committee, GAPTC

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Toilet Tax Bill enters Parliament

Legislation to end the toilet tax entered Parliament last week, which when enacted will save the sector millions of pounds. This has been a key campaign over the last few years to exempt local (parish and town) councils from paying business rates on toilets they own or manage. The snappily titled Non Domestic Rating (Public Conveniences) Bill received its First Reading... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 10:14 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, national loneliness week, case studies, remembering Srebrenica, nalc committees, LCR interviews, precepts, toilet tax bill, GAPTC

LCAS success

LCAS success

Congratulations to Quedgeley Town Council on achieving Quality Gold in the Local Council Award Scheme.

The assessment panel met with the council (staff and councillors) today and a tour of projects/services was provided.

This is a brilliant achievement and shows another local council working to an exemplar standard.

Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:44 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, quality, Gloucester City, Local Council Award Scheme, LCAS, compliance, Governance and Accountability

Star Councils 2019 - application deadline 28th June 2019

NALC is delighted to invite entries to the Star Council Awards, which we are running for the fifth successive year in 2019.

The awards are a fantastic opportunity for local (parish and town) councils, councillors, clerks and county associations to showcase how they have made a positive difference locally. They are the only awards in England to recognise the contribution local councils make to their... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, star councils

Expo event 21st June in Droitwich


The Expo is an opportunity to mix with key industry suppliers to the sector - on Friday 21 June in Worcestershire which looks like a really good event, an excellent opportunity for councillors, clerks and county associations to rub shoulders with others in the sector and to meet with nearly 30 suppliers and see what is happening in the wider world and available... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:29 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, National Association for Local Councils, NALC, EXPO, industry suppliers, wellbeing, environment, climate change, exhibitors

Chartered Parish Group meeting - 5th June 7.00pm - 9.00pm at GL3 Community Hub in Churchdown, GL3 1HX

The Gloucestershire Chartered Parishes meeting - 5th June 2019

7.00pm until 9.00pm

GL3 Community Hub, Cheltenham Road East (B4063), Churchdown, GL3 1HX


1. Welcome and introductions - Amy Davies (Gloucestershire County Council)

2. Notes and outcomes from previous meeting - Amy Davies

3. Highways update - Jenny Goodson (Area Highway Manager, GCC)

4. Presentation on partnership working within the utilities... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 13:48 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GCC, Gloucestershire County Council, Chartered Parish

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Cyber Security accreditation
NALC have announced their successful accreditation to the Cyber Essentials scheme, which demonstrates their commitment to data and cybersecurity. You can find further information and five jargon-free technical measures to help protect your organization from cyber threats here along with full information regarding accreditation.

Data protection fees

The Information Commissioner's... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 May 2019 16:09 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Cyber security, data protection fees, Information Commissioner's Office, ICO, EXPO event, Digital Mapping, Parish On-line, update from Essex CALC, Traffic Commissioner consultation, High Street Heritage Action Zones

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