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Welcome to new GAPTC team member

Welcome to new GAPTC team member

Welcome to Kerrin Cocks who joins the GAPTC team on 13th September in the role of Strategic Support Officer. A professional writer, she brings to the team a new skill set including marketing, media, and event organising.

Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 13:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, Strategic Support Officer, new staff

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Congratulations to Dawn Laird, and independent student and former councillor who has recently achieved the CiLCA qualification.

Dawns' knowldege of the sector enabled her to submit quality work, with several of the units being given 'exemplary' status.

The next mentoring support commences in October - so get in touch if you are interested

Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 13:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Certificate in Local Council Administration, CiLCA, mentoring, training

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Roadshow events in September and October 2021

The new Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Nelson is running a series of roadshows across the county during September and October. He is going to be talking about his Police and Crime Plan intentions and the Chief Constable Rod Hansen will also be at each event along with local police management teams. Chris would very much like as many Parish and Town Councils to attend as possible.

Below are the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 16:52 by Alison Robinson

Tags: PCC, Police and Crime Commissioner, community engagement, engagement

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin - LGA

Meeting with Local Government Association chairman

This week the NALC chair, Cllr Sue Baxter, held her latest meeting with the chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA), Cllr James Jamieson. Issues covered included remote meetings, civility and respect in public life, levelling up and devolution, sector-led improvement and neighbourhood planning. They both recognised the importance of NALC... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 16:43 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LGA, Local Government Agency, NALC, news, partnership working

Pay negotiations update August 2021

The National Employers have made a final offer to trades unions on this year's pay claim, which includes:

  • With effect from 1 April 2021, an increase of 2.75 per cent on NJC pay point 1.
  • With effect from 1 April 2021, an increase of 1.75 per cent on all NJC pay points 2 and above.

The trades unions will be consulting their members, with UNISON recommending rejecting the offer.

Posted: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 10:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Finance, News, Pay

Pay negotiations update August 2021

The National Employers have made a final offer to trades unions on this year's pay claim, which includes:

  • With effect from 1 April 2021, an increase of 2.75 per cent on NJC pay point 1.
  • With effect from 1 April 2021, an increase of 1.75 per cent on all NJC pay points 2 and above.

The trades unions will be consulting their members, with UNISON recommending rejecting the offer.

Posted: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 10:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Finance, News, Pay

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Another Gloucestershire clerk achieves CiLCA success.

Huge congratulations to Marie Horne (Deputy Clerk) at Winchcombe Town Council on gaining the sector qualification.

We have a new mentoring programme commencing in October so if you are intersted in attending this, or want information on the CiLCA qualification please contact the GAPTC office (01452) 883388 or info@gaptc.org.uk

Posted: Wed, 04 Aug 2021 12:33 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Certificate in Local Council Administration, CiLCA

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Roadshow events in September and October 2021

The new Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Nelson is running a series of roadshows across the county during September and October. He is going to be talking about his Police and Crime Plan intentions and the Chief Constable Rod Hansen will also be at each event along with local police management teams. Chris would very much like as many Parish and Town Councils to attend as possible.

Below are the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:01 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Community engagement, Gloucestershire priorities, PCC, Police and Crime Commissioner, events, news

Guidance on COVID19

General position

The Prime Minister confirmed on 12 July that Step 4 of the Roadmap will proceed as planned on Monday 19 July. This means most legal limits on social contact will be removed. There will no longer be limits on gatherings inside and outside and on social distancing. However as cases continue to rise the government is urging caution and personal responsibility.

What does this mean for local... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:30 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, NALC, face to face meetings, risk asessments

Digital Innovation Fund

All,

Gloucestershire County Council is offering £200,000 to support digital community projects across the county. Through its Digital Innovation Fund, the council has £200,000 worth of grants available to community or voluntary groups and charity organisations to fund initiatives which use digital and other technologies to enable people to lead independent lives.

Returning for a second year... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 16:41 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Digital Innovation Fund, Digital inclusion, GCC, grant funding

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