Alison Robinson

Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
Cranham House (the OPEX
Building), Falcon Close, Green
Farm Business Park, Gloucester
GL2 4LY

Latest News

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Budget announcement on public toilets

On Monday, the chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, answered NALC's call to end the toilet tax by announcing in his Budget 2018 that public toilets will receive new mandatory business rates relief. This is amazing news given the extensive campaign by NALC in recent years and the last 12 months in particular – working with members of parliament,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:48 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, GDPR, unitarisation, unitary authorities, local government structures, financial settlement, star councils, diversity in local councils, diversity, annual conference, budget 2018, toilet tax

Star Councils 2018 - Congratulations to Coleford Town Council

COUNCILLOR OF THE YEAR goes to Cllr Nick Penny, Coleford Town Council.

NALC held its annual conference on Monday and Tuesday this week, the conference also announced the winners of the star councils awards.

Congratulations got to Cllr Penny (councillor of the year), Cllr Penny has been the driving force behind Coleford Town Councils goal to regenerate the town by proving a high quality green leisure... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:16 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, star councils, GAPTC, Forest of Dean, good practice

Grant opportunity for housing projects supporting vulnerable people

About the Nationwide Building Society Community Grants programme
The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards up to £500,000 across eight UK regions annually and is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen your local community by supporting the most vulnerable, finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:14 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, housing, grants

GAPTC subscription fees 2019/20

The GAPTC Executive Committee met on Wednesday 24th October to agree the subscription fee for 2019/20.

The 2018/19 subs were 32.36 pence per electorate (this was made up of 25.5 pence to GAPTC and 6.86 pence to NALC).

At the NALC AGM it was agreed that the NALC contribution would increase from 6.86 pence to 6.99 pence for 2019/20 (an increase of 0.13 pence per elector).

At the GAPTC AGM in July a commitment... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:41 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, GAPTC, subscriptions, budget

NALC's Chief Executive's bulletin

Loneliness strategy

This week our chairman Cllr Sue Baxter attended two events about tackling loneliness and isolation: the first being the launch of the government's loneliness strategy, which we contributed to with examples of work by local (parish and town) councils and includes a commitment by the government 'to work with the Local Government Association and NALC to explore an effective means of... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 11:59 by Anita Sach

Tags: NALC

Forest of Dean Dementia Action Alliance - why you should join up

You should all have been contacted by now by one of the Dementia Friendly Community Enablers to introduce themselves to you and to:

  • Talk to you about Dementia Friendly Communities
  • Ask you to become a member of the Forest of Dean Dementia Action Alliance.

We would like to get every Parish and Town Council signed up by the end of this year. Why?

  • Some of the needs highlighted by people living with dementia... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:09 by Anita Sach

Tags: Forest of Dean

GAPTC Chief Exec pleased to be part of the winning team in partnership with Stroud District Council

GAPTC Chief Exec pleased to be part of the winning team in partnership with Stroud District Council

Stroud District Council is celebrating winning a prestigious competition designed to test the mettle of the next generation of senior staff.

The Stroud District Council partnership team, run in conjunction with Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, scooped the top award ahead of 21 other teams at the annual South West Challenge.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:27 by Anita Sach

Tags: News

NALC poll shows support for single code of conduct

The majority of town and parish councils support the introduction of a single, mandatory code of conduct, according to a new poll conducted by the National Association of Local Councils' (NALC).The research found 90% of those surveyed support the same code of conduct for all local authorities.

Nearly 70% would also like new powers to impose additional sanctions, with 60% saying current sanctions are... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, News, National Association for Local Councils, code of conduct, ethical standards, national training programme

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

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