"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." - Aristotle
Posted: Thu, 31 May 2018 17:17 by Alison Robinson
From:- 10.30am - 3.30pm
At:- Gambier Parry Hall, Highnam Community Centre.
Please book directly with GRCC - see below
Jointly hosted by CPRE, GAPTC and GRCC and suitable for parish and town councils, neighbourhood groups and forums at any stage of the Neighbourhood Planning process - from 'thinking about' to 'made plan'.
Posted: Wed, 30 May 2018 10:24 by Alison Robinson
The long wait is over as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as the Data Protection Act 2018 came into force on Friday 25 May. GAPTC worked with the National Association of Local Councils and were part of a successful campaign to mitigate the impact of GDPR on our councils which resulted in Clause 7 (3) of the Act exempting councils from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 29 May 2018 15:02 by Anita Sach
The next GCC Chartered Parishes meeting takes place on 6th June from 7-9pm and will include updates on Highways and Javelin Park and a presentation on recycling. The agenda is attached for your information.
Posted: Tue, 29 May 2018 14:49 by Anita Sach
Parish precepts 2018/19
Parish precepts have risen by 4.9% on last year's increase according to Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government's live tables published yesterday which provide Band D Council Tax figures, average Council Tax per dwelling and Council Tax statistics for all parish and town councils in England. Headlines include: total precepts increased by just over £33 million... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 18 May 2018 15:59 by Alison Robinson
On 9 May MPs accepted the government's amendment to exempt all parish and town councils and parish meetings from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the GDPR. It now enters a ping pong phase with the House of Lords considering amendments made during the House of Commons stages, though we do not expect this amendment to be reversed.
Posted: Mon, 14 May 2018 15:47 by Anita Sach
GAPTC is working with GRCC and CPRE to host a Neighbourhood Planning Workshop on 6th June 2018 from 10.30 - 15.30 at Gambier Parry Rooms, Highnam Community Centre. Bookings must be made in advance with GRCC.
The event will be suitable for parish and town councils, neighbourhood groups and forums at any stage of the Neighbourhood Planning process - from 'thinking about' to 'made plan'.
At the event, Jeff... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018 14:57 by Anita Sach
Annual conference 2018
· This year the NALC conference will be debating the future of the sector in post-Brexit Britain and some important issues around that including devolution of powers, financial challenges facing community councils and the changing role of community councils in delivering local services – this has already received media coverage in LocalGov and Public Sector Executive... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 04 May 2018 16:07 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations to Tetbury Town Council on achieving 'Quality Gold' in the Local Council Award Scheme.
The panel visited the council yesterday to meet the staff and councillors. They also got to see some of the projects, including:-
* Goodshed project
* The new community hub building (recently acquired)
* Picnic areas (including partnership work with the Wildlife Trust)
Posted: Wed, 02 May 2018 07:49 by Alison Robinson
Update on GDPR and Data Protection Bill
· Last Thursday the government tabled an amendment to its own Data Protection Bill to exempt all parish and town councils and parish meetings in England and community and town councils in Wales from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the General Data Protection Regulation. Officials from the Department for Culture, Media and... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 07:53 by Alison Robinson