Alison Robinson

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

Latest News

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Chippenham Peer Review

The pilot peer review with Chippenham Town Council took place last week. NALC's head of member services, Charlotte Eisenhart, was part of the peer review team who spent two days onsite where through 20 meetings they spoke to more than 45 people including a range of council staff together with councillors and stakeholders, spending more than 80 hours to determine findings and feedback... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:21 by Alison Robinson

Tags: peer review, Communities Partnership Board, building stronger communities, Towns Fund, NALC Management Board, HR service, activity report, Public Lavatories Bill, Children's Funeral Fund, Neighbourhood Plan, News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils

CiLCA mentoring sessions - commencing 11th October 2019

GAPTC have been asked to run additional CiLCA mentoring sessions, and have provisionally booked these to take place in Badgeworth Village Hall from 0930-1330 hrs on: -

Friday 11 October

Friday 6 December

Friday 7 February

Friday 3 April

The cost is :-

£235 – Councils with gross income up to £25,000

£395 - Councils with gross income greater than £25,000

If you are interested, please... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:38 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, CiLCA, Training, Certicate in Local Council Administration, GAPTC

‘Working Together’ protocol - Stroud District Council

A few weeks ago the clerks in the Stroud District were contacted to get involved in a working party together to look at the 'Working Together' protocol that was first produced by Stroud District Council in 2013. Recently the peer review that STC undertook looked at identified better partnership working with our sector as an opportunity.

A session with STC has been set up on 16th September at 3pm,the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:29 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, quality, Stroud District, partnership working

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Spending Round 2019

Chancellor Sajid Javid delivered the Spending Round 2019 on 4 September in Parliament, setting out departmental spending plans for 2020/21. Headlines for local government include: principal authorities will have access to a £1.5 million social care down payment next year; an increase in business rate baseline levels to match inflation; £54 million of new funding to reduce... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:46 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, National Association for Local Councils, Funding, finance, scrutiny, DIS, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration, Spending Round 2019

CiLCA menoring sessions - commencing 11th October 2019

We have been asked to run additional CiLCA mentoring sessions, and have provisionally booked these to take place in Badgeworth Village Hall from 0930-1330 hrs on: -

Friday 11 October

Friday 6 December

Friday 7 February

Friday 3 April

The cost is :-

£235 – Councils with gross income up to £25,000

£395 - Councils with gross income greater than £25,000

However, we need a minimum... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 14:16 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Training, quality, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration, sector qualification

Protestors against the roll out of 5G

You may have seen in the press that Stroud Town Council (STC) had a difficult reception at their Full Council meeting on Monday 2nd September when they were debating a motion to not consent to the roll out of 5G. However, this motion failed.

A group of 40 plus protesters turned up and were very upset by the decision.

Some of the protestors waited outside the building. At the end of the meeting to alleviate... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:05 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, 5G, health & safety, managing difficult situations, Stroud District

Princess Anne to attend NALC Annual Conference

NALC are delighted to announce Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, will be this year's Annual Conference special guest.

The Princess Royal is the only daughter and second child of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Her Royal Highness is involved with over 300 charities, organisations and military regiments in the UK and overseas, and she devotes a large part of her working life to... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 11:32 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, News, National Association for Local Councils, Annual Conference

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

The Gloucestershire Charter

Chartered Parishes Group Meeting

Thursday 5th September 2019

7.00pm -9.00pm

GL3 Community Hub

Cheltenham Road East (B4063) in Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 1HX.

Agenda includes:-

Presentation on what Gloucestershire County Council Highways role is in the land planning/ housing developments– Chris Mead, HDM and Planning Consultant for Gloucestershire county Council

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 17:09 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GCC, Gloucestershire County Council, GAPTC, Chartered Parish Group

Community Governance - higher education programme

A number of clerks across Gloucestershire have already achieved success in the Community Governance course run by SLCC or are still studying. Now is your chance to join them.

The qualification has a number of benefits including being:

• Unique - targeted at local council officers

• Flexible - allows for specialist topics to be studied facilitating work-based learning

• Part-time - allows... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 15:41 by Anita Sach

Tags: Community Governance

ICO Blog: top 3 issues on GDPR for parish and town councils

By Stacey Egerton, Senior Policy Officer

14 August 2019

The advent of the GDPR in May 2018 brought new data protection obligations for many organisations. Some of this presented a challenge, particularly for smaller organisations like parish and town councils, who we saw were keen to demonstrate their compliance but needed support to achieve this.

Now, well into the second year of the GDPR, it's clear... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:52 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GDPR, data sharing, using personal emails and devices, ICO

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