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)

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

Tags: consultation, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Collaborative working, ALCC, trade union, smaller councils committee, National Assembly, News

COTSWOLD DISTRICT Planning training

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

Tags: Cotswolds, Cotswold District, Planning, training, News

New Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) success

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

Tags: News, NALC, LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, quality

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Management Board

·The Management Board had its second meeting last week, here are a few key points: councillors received a progress report on NALC's preparations for its own compliance with the new data protection requirements; the vice-chair (finance) reported on financial performance as at the end of December and anticipated a slightly larger budgetary surplus at year end; the Board received... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:35 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, social media, Lobby Day, COF, County Officer Forum, Management Board

CiLCA Success

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

Tags: News, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration

Transparency Fund application success

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

TOTAL: £7,968.35

Posted: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, compliance, Governance and Accountability, Transparency, Funding, Transparency Fund

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Policy Committee

· 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

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, ethical standards, parish polls, policy committee, government reshuffle

National Living Wage & National Minimum Wage Rate - from 1st April 2018

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

Tags: news, Finance & Audit, employment, payroll

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