National Assembly further information
·At last week's National Assembly the chairman of Policy Committee reported on two changes to NALC's role as 'selector' under the Sustainable Communities Act (SCA) where NALC act as the appeals body for rejected parish proposals, funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government; this would now be undertaken by the Committee itself rather... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:22 by Alison Robinson
·In the week when we commemorate the Suffragettes – members of women's organisations in the late-19th and early-20th centuries which advocated the extension of the "franchise", or the right to vote in public elections, to women – NALC were pleased that their National Assembly on Tuesday had a long debate about the need to promote diversity and encourage more people... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:05 by Alison Robinson
Cotswold District Council will be holding training sessions for Parish Councils and Ward Members in respect of the Planning Enforcement function of the Council. The aim of these sessions will be to help District and Parish Councillors better understand the purpose of planning enforcement, the powers that are available to the Council and when and why these might be used.
In turn, they hope that you will... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:19 by Alison Robinson
We are very happy to report that Guiting Power parish council has been successful in gaining 'foundation' level in the LCAS.
Get in touch with us at GAPTC to discuss how you can achieve this too!
Posted: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:11 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations to Ruth Waller (Upper Slaughter PC) on the successful completion of CiLCA, adding to the growing number of qualified clerks across Gloucestershire.
Posted: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:44 by Alison Robinson
Larger Councils' Committee
·The Larger Councils' Committee held its first meeting of the year last Tuesday at CCLA, here's a brief summary: Cllr Kevin Wilson (Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes) was elected chairman and Cllr Barbara Moore (West Bletchley Parish Council) vice chairman for 2018; an extensive discussion on the Committee's purpose with a number of changes to terms of reference proposed... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:44 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations to the following councils who have secured money from the Transparency Fund.
Brimpsfield PC - £259.07
Toddington PC - £279.11
Somerford Keynes PC - £550
Gretton PC - £650
Twigworth PC - £230
Stoke Orchard & Tredington PC - £1,844.75
Southrop PC - £924
Woolaston PC - £2,250
Standish PC - £981.42
Posted: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:55 by Alison Robinson
· The Policy Committee met on Tuesday at the NALC offices, in advance of the draft minutes being available here are a few highlights: Cllr Rodney Jackson (West Sussex county association) was elected chairman and Cllr David Francis (Northumberland county association) vice chairman for 2018; the Committee considered and discussed draft proposals for their work programme for the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:48 by Alison Robinson
From 1st April 2018
National Living Wage & National Minimum Wage Rate
The National Living Wage Adult Rate (for workers aged 25 and over) will increase by 4.4%, from its current hourly rate of £7.50 to £7.83, on 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019.
The National Living Wage Adult Rate (for workers aged 21 to 24 inclusive) will increase by 4.68%, from its current hourly rate of £7.05... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:07 by Shirley Godsall