A huge welcome to Dawn Laird who joined the GAPTC team last week as our new Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Dawn has a local council background gaining this knowledge through her role as parish councillor, she has also acted as clerk.
She has the CiLCA qualification and a deep passion for local council work.
Posted: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 15:52 by Alison Robinson
We would like to wish Anita Sach (GAPTC Comms and Support officer) good luck, she retires today after over ten years working for GAPTC.
Over the years Anita has been a driving force, contributing to the development of the organisation and fine tuning the member offer.
She will continue as our trainer, as well as remaining on the internal auditor team.
Thanks so much, we will miss you but can't wait to... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 14:35 by Alison Robinson
GAPTC is pleased to announce that Kerrin Cocks, new to the sector and GAPTC in September last year, has completed her CiLCA qualification in just six months. The mentoring sessions offered by GAPTC have been instrumental in this success, as well as a commitment to setting aside time each week to complete the learning outcomes. A new mentoring programme will start in autumn and we challenge all our... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 13 Jun 2022 09:47 by Kerrin Cocks
Congratulations, on achieving your Quality Gold award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme. Receiving the award is an excellent achievement and confirmation of the council's commitment to good practice and quality governance.
Posted: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 15:23 by Kerrin Cocks
Congratulations to Shurdington PC for achieving the Foundation Award LCAS, a nod to their council's good practices in governance, community engagement and council improvement. The award shows that the council has gone above and beyond the legal obligations; that they lead their community and continually seek opportunities to improve and develop.
Posted: Wed, 25 May 2022 09:47 by Kerrin Cocks
Gloucestershire Police & Crime Commissioner reviews his first year in office and acknowledges the hard work and leadership of parish & town councils. Takeaways from this OPEN LETTER include:
- constabulary strengthened by almost 200 fulltime officers and staff
- increase in volunteer force
- 59% reduction in neighbourhood crime
- introduced strong governance procedures
- £5million secured to tackle... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 May 2022 14:22 by Kerrin Cocks
It would be great if you could sponsor Kerrin and I (team GAPTC) on our big charity event for 2022 in September, to raise funds for the Stroke Association. We are running the coastline of Anglesey over three days- this will be gruelling and multi-terrain (rocks, hillsides, beaches, open fields). We are busy training and have a training run on Sunday (60 miles) along the Severn Way.
Any small donation... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 17 May 2022 15:47 by Alison Robinson
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils for a Deputy Chief Executive Officer to lead on the development of the advice service, dealing with enquiries from member parish and town councils and assisting in the development of the Association.
The role requires an average of 24 hours per week, including evening... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 Apr 2022 14:57 by Kerrin Cocks
It has come to GAPTC's attention that flyers are being distributed in some of our members' communities that are of a racist nature. GAPTC strongly condemns these actions and stands firmly with all Gloucestershire's Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We celebrate diversity in our communities and support the advancement of underrepresented groups and minorities. The matter has been reported to... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 Apr 2022 13:58 by Kerrin Cocks
GAPTC is sad to announce the sudden and tragic passing of one of our longest-serving executive committee members Peter Richmond. Peter was the committee's National Association of Local Councils (NALC) representative and brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the association. Our sincere condolences to his friends and family; his stories and positive energy will be missed.
Posted: Mon, 04 Apr 2022 14:20 by Kerrin Cocks