Alison Robinson

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

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NALC update - Jonathon Owen (Chief Executive)

Star Council Awards

The wait is finally over! This week NALC have announced the Star Council Awards finalists. This year the Council of the Year award will be decided by you. Find out more about the nominations and cast your vote by 12 October 2018. Winners will be announced at the Annual Conference on 30 October. Check out the finalists list!

Beacon lighting safety guidance

Many local (parish and town)... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:16 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, star councils, beacon lighting safety guidance, Aviva Community Fund, Tree charter, larger council committee, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Dementia, Great British Highstreet Awards

Government publishes updated model byelaws

The Ministry of Communities and Local Government has undertaken an exercise to bring model byelaws up to date including accompanying guidance.

1. Pleasure grounds, public walks and open spaces: model byelaw set 2

Updated 7 September 2018

2. Amusement premises: model byelaw set 3

Updated 7 September 2018

3. Pleasure fairs: model byelaw set 4

Updated 7 September 2018

4. Promenades: model byelaw set 5

Updated... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:43 by Alison Robinson

Tags: MHCLG, updated byelaws, open spaces, amusement premises, pleasure fairs, promenades, seashore, good rule and government, markets, revocation

Star Council Award 2018 - this year's finalists (Well done Coleford Town Council)

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Star Council Awards are the only awards in England to recognise the achievements of local council sector.

The awards celebrate the positive impact of local (parish and town) councils, county associations, councillors and clerks.

The judging panel met on 14 September 2018 to choose this year's finalists to make their decision on who will be crowned the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:27 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, star councils, quality, Forest of Dean, FOD

Mental Health First Aid - 1st Oct - 2nd Oct

This training is delivered by an external trainer (not via GAPTC).

Mon 1 Oct 2018 9:00 am - Tue 2 Oct 2018 5:00 pm

The Headshed, Lagard Farm, First Lane, Whitley, Wiltshire, SN12 8RL


Mental Health First Aid - Mental Health is high on the agenda for governement. Affecting 1 in 4 of us ..

To take part in this positive campaign to raise awareness and to support your colleagues, friends and family,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:58 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Training, Mental Health

FOA Forest of Dean District - youth provision

The proposal for the establishment of a Forest Youth Association is being discussed at 7pm on Thursday 13th September 2018 at Cinderford Town Council, Belle Vue Centre.

Please note this is the start of a process, so lots of ideas/options are on the table to identify a way forward for youth provision in FOD which may be supported by parish and town councils.

There is no need to book but if you would like... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 08:46 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, FOD, Forest of Dean, youth, youth provision

GAPTC newsletter Sept 2018

What you can find in this newsletter:

  • New edition of Charles Arnold Baker on Local Council Administration about to be published
  • The law around giving money to the church
  • A note about the call for election for warded councils
  • Webinar on Local Regeneration
  • Wildlife and habitat information for community planning in Gloucestershire
  • Request for Chairmen email addresses……
  • Requesting advice from the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 08:10 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Garden Party, Fuel poverty advice, Advice requests, Gloucestershire Centre for Environmental Record, GCER, Regeneration, elections

Stroud District Council Community Governance Review underway

Stroud District Council is undertaking a Community Governance Review, which is the process used to consider whether existing parish arrangements should be changed in any way. This includes:
 Altering the boundaries of existing parishes;
 Changing the names of existing parishes;
 Creating a new parish or abolishing an existing parish;
 The electoral arrangements for parish councils (including... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:41 by Anita Sach

Tags: Community Governance Review

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

The Charter for Trees, Woods and People

This week Ben Murray, policy and projects officer was in Grantham, Lincolnshire at the Woodland Trust to talk about next steps for our joint project on The Charter for Trees, Woods and People. The project steering group – which includes representatives from NALC, Woodland Trust, Tree Council and NUS – celebrated the achievement of the charter gaining... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:53 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, rural community ownership awards, tree charter

'Working together for a better Gloucestershire’ invite from Severn Wye Energy Agency

You are warmly invited to the Working together for a better Gloucestershire event on Wednesday 19 September 2018 at Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester Gl1 2HS

The interplay between health, housing and energy efficiency is a vital, fast-moving, and a constant hot-topic. Join Severn Wye Energy Agency on 19th September to share in what's next for those living in Gloucestershire.

In Gloucestershire, we enjoy... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:52 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, housing, energy saving, energy efficiency, workshops

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