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Parish councils taking action during COVID 19 crisis - tell us what you are doing

Cirencester Town Council

Electorate: 15,794

Precept: £998,750 Expenditure: £1,133,750

Andrew Tubb, CEO, said:

"These are extremely concerning and worrying times for everyone in our community; local councils across the country have a role of community leadership in reaching out to ensure that people feel safe and can access support."

Initially, the council's main priority was to ensure continuous... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:10 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, community support, coronavirus, gloucestershire, news, sharing best practice

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin


This week NALC wrote a joint letter with the Society of Local Councils Clerks to the sector to commend your efforts but also asking you to stop holding meetings. The new Coronavirus Act includes a measure on local authority meetings but new regulations are now needed before councils are allowed to hold meetings remotely. NALC are pressing for progress on this as a matter of urgency.

NALC have been updating... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:18 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, LGA, LGC magazine, Local Government Association, NALC, NALC management board, advice, news, precept statistics

NALC UPDATE - CORONAVIRUS

Allotments

The National Allotment Society has issued useful guidance on how to manage allotments in accordance with government regulations.

HR issues

NALC's partner HR Services Partnership are keeping their website updated with issues related to the coronavirus.

Are national events and celebrations being affected?

Many local councils were planning to get involved in national events and celebrations such... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:06 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, PWLB, advice, allotments, news

Parish councils taking action during COVID 19 crisis - tell us what you are doing

"We sent out a letter to all residents early last week with a registration form for them to fill in if they needed help with shopping, walking the dog, collecting meds etc

We have over 100 volunteers already signed up and requests coming in by the minute. Amazing community spirit and how we are all working together to protect and help our community. People are so grateful for what we are doing and it... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:47 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, community support, coronavirus, gloucestershire, news, sharing best practice

Parish councils taking action during COVID 19 crisis - tell us what you are doing

"We have a 16 contacts covering all 3 villages in the parish and a list of local businesses still operating and providing home delivery / collection. This has been operating for over a week now with new volunteers coming forward all the time. I'm sure other communities are as 'on top of this' as us!!"

Richard S Crighton -Clerk to Newland Parish Council

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 12:36 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, community support, coronavirus, gloucestershire, news, sharing best practice

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM NALC

As the coronavirus pandemic continues and the UK enters this new phase of government measures, NALC wanted to reach out to the local (parish and town) council sector. These are unprecedented and challenging times, and our first thoughts are for the health and welfare of yourselves and your communities.

There are stories from up and down the country of local councils stepping up and supporting their... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 09:49 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

Parish councils - first port of call

Dear colleagues

I have had several parish councils contact GAPTC to discuss what they can do at a community level to support the most vulnerable in their parish. The district councils are coordinating a response to the current COVID19 virus so any activities that parish councils plan to engage in should be cross referenced with the district councils in order to ensure appropriate public finance is being... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:32 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Community Leaders, Signposting, Supporting Local People

Advice for parish and town councils - COVID19

Meetings

As per the PM's address, gatherings of more than two people from different households will be dispersed so all council meetings should be cancelled. While it is technically not legal to hold meetings remotely or to make decisions via email, it is felt that guidance from NALC, following consultation with the government will be received soon and we will forward this as soon as we receive it.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:19 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, advice, allotments, annual council meetings, annual parish mee, banking, bin collections, cemetries, coronavirus case studies, finance, litter picks, news, parish council meetings, play areas, remote working, social distancing, supporting communities

GAPTC - available to support members

During these unprecedented times, by following Government guidelines we want to reassure you that the health and safety of our members, employees and their families continues to be our priority. We believe that now is the time for us to come together and support one another more than ever.

Whilst we have stopped face to face meetings we're continuing to support our members and doing all that we can... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 17:23 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, news, update

Guidance - COVID-19: support for businesses

See the link for information on support for businesses, useful for signposting.

www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

The Parkinson Partnership LLP

23 March 2020

COVID19: Government support for businesses

We are aware that clients may have questions regarding the Chancellor's announcement (20 March) of a range of measures to... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:46 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, support for businesses

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