Meeting with housing minister
The NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, and head of policy and communications, Justin Griggs, met the housing minister, Kit Malthouse MP, last week, primarily to discuss neighbourhood planning.
- Sue welcomed his engagement with NALC and the Hampshire Association of Local Councils, in particular through Lobby Day, outlining the important role of local (parish and town) councils... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 07 May 2019 11:54 by Alison Robinson
Judicial review outcome
The court has concluded a decision by Slough Borough Council to abolish two parish councils was flawed and should be quashed. The recent judicial review case of Britwell Parish Council v Slough Borough Council has given us some helpful guidance on the interpretation of the law and government guidance on community governance reviews. Well done to all colleagues involved in supporting... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:35 by Alison Robinson
We are looking forward to the long Easter weekend break and will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, but back at 9am on Tuesday as usual.
Until then, Happy Easter...
Posted: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:33 by Anita Sach
Gloucestershire's Local Industrial Strategy will set the direction for the future of Gloucestershire's economy. It will help to inform local choices, prioritise local action and, where appropriate, help to inform decisions at a national level.
It will guide local investment alongside funding which is granted to Local Enterprise Partnerships by central government and other national schemes.
To prepare... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:57 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations to Tewkesbury Town council on achieving the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) 'foundation' level.
Posted: Tue, 09 Apr 2019 15:51 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations to Heather Sipthorp of Stow-on-the-Wold TC for achieving the Certificate in Local Council Administration. She is one of the growing number of clerks (over 50 in Gloucestershire) who hold this important qualification in the local council sector.
Posted: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:56 by Anita Sach
Congratulations Charlton Kings Parish Council on achieving Local Council Award Scheme 'foundation' level.
The council produced good work and are the first council in the Cheltenham borough to achieve the award.
Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:49 by Alison Robinson
There is a strategic coalition group comprising of Gloucestershire County Council, all the district authorities, blue light organisations, the army...
The website https://euexit.campaign.gov.uk/ provides some generic advice regarding our exit from the EU.
Principal authorities in conjunction with other public bodies are putting into place contingency plans to address:-
* Fuel shortage implications... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:59 by Alison Robinson
Do you know of any recently completed projects in Gloucestershire's towns, villages and countryside which are really outstanding in their contribution to the environment or to the local community and should be specially recognised? If so, CPRE Gloucestershire would like to hear about them.
CPRE Gloucestershire Awards recognise and celebrate projects which are exemplars of good practice. Nominations... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:16 by Anita Sach
Meeting with the local government minister
Funding was top of the agenda for the meeting the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, and Jonathon Owen had with the local government minister, Rishi Sunak MP, on 20 March. Here are a few key points.
- Sue highlighted last week's National Assembly motion and expressed the strong concern about local (parish and town) councils not being eligible to apply for certain... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:01 by Alison Robinson