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The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched a consultation on a new model member code of conduct.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched a consultation on a new model member code of conduct.

High standards of conduct and behaviour are of huge importance to the local (parish and town) council sector as they are needed to protect the integrity of decision making, maintain public confidence, and safeguard local democracy.

NALC are encouraging local councils and county associations of local... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 16:02 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Code of Conduct, best practice, news

Updated guidance on reopening of council offices and council-owned facilities

We have updated our Covid 19 page with guidance for our members on reopening offices, outdoor facilities and public parks as well as some useful risk assessment templates.

Posted: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:20 by Anita Sach

Tags: Covid 19 Coronavirus

Spam emails

We are getting reports of councillors receiving emails claiming to be from the council chairman, but in fact are phishing emails. Some just ask for a response and some ask for i-tunes vouchers. The emails are from a variety of gmail accounts so we recommend that you block the sender and definitely do not respond.

Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:28 by Anita Sach

Tags: Spam emails

GRCC hosting an online session about safely reopening community buildings

As lockdown restrictions are eased, many people in charge of Community Buildings will be considering how to open safely after this significant period of closure.

GRCC will be hosting a session via Zoom on 'Opening up Community Buildings' in which they will share guidance to help your committee consider the risks and challenges around opening your building again.

The sessions available are:

Session 1:... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:35 by Anita Sach

Tags: Community buildings, Covid 19 pandemic

Risk assessments for offices during Covid 19 pandemic added to website

We have added two very useful risk assessment checklists to the documents section (under R) for reopening council offices and for the general workplace during the Covid 19 pandemic. These have kindly been provided by BHIB Councils Insurance.

Posted: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:28 by Anita Sach

Tags: Covid 19 Coronavirus, Risk assessments

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

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