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GAPTC - here to help

You will have been receiving regular updates from Anita Sach who is coordinating communications, the updates on COVID19 are going straight on to the webpage.

We had an amazing response to our survey from local councils about the work being undertaken during this crisis, further evidencing the positive impact the sector makes – the information will be presented next week.

Sue Creswick is responding... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 01 May 2020 14:28 by Shirley Godsall

Tags: GAPTC, NALC, news, remote meetings, support, update

Updated Covid 19 cases published by NALC

The latest version of the case studies publication can be found in the GAPTC Covid 19 webpage which includes examples of good practice by local councils to support their communities, including ten from Gloucestershire.

Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 12:34 by Anita Sach

Tags: Covid 19 Coronavirus

Another CiLCA pass for a Gloucestershire Clerk

Congratulations to Joanna Noles, Clerk to Charlton Kings PC, who has successfully achieved CiLCA.

Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 12:16 by Anita Sach

Tags: CiLCA

Covid 19 case studies published by NALC

The latest edition of NALC's case studies has been published today, available on our Covid 19 web page, sharing the good work undertaken by parish and town councils in England on behalf of their communities.

Posted: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 12:10 by Anita Sach

Tags: Covid 19 Coronavirus

CiLCA achievement

Congratulations to Grace Millar of Staunton Parish Council who has successfully passed the CiLCA qualification.

Posted: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 11:24 by Anita Sach

Tags: CiLCA

COVID19 - information on furlough leave

Government Job Retention Scheme

The government have introduced a scheme to allow some employers to furlough certain members of staff and reclaim a proportion of their salaries.


The government job Retention Scheme is available to public sector organisations and the guidance... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:01 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, furlough leave, news

Gloucestershire Community Foundation - Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

About the Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

This grant programme aims to support local activities that are helping communities affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. It will offer local charitable and community organisations emergency funding to support emerging challenges faced within local communities as a result of the continuing threat of Coronavirus.

Subject to available funds, our initial... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:08 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, VCS, community and voluntary sector, community support, funding, news

Guidance relating to burials

Joint Guidance from The Association of Private Cemeteries and Crematoria, The Cremation Society of Great Britain, The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities and the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management relating to funerals during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Operational Changes

• Restrict all funerals to committal services only.

• Training up additional staff in the administration... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:55 by Anita Sach

Tags: Burials

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