Two Gloucestershire councils are awarded Quality Gold

Congratulations to Cirencester TC and Charlton Kings PC who have both achieved Quality Gold in the Local Council Award Scheme. The award shows that the councils have achieved good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. It also shows that they have gone above and beyond their legal obligations and lead their communities, seeking opportunities to improve and develop.

Posted: Tue, 01 Feb 2022 11:16 by Dawn Laird

Tags: Local Council Award Scheme Quality Gold

Late January Newsletter

Late January Newsletter

Our end-of-month newsletter was emailed to members this morning. It contains information on councillor safety, networking opportunities, a chance to hone your community engagement skills, topical webinars and how to have your council's social media health checked for free. Plus, follow us now on Twitter and FaceBook to receive regular updates on training, hot topics, advice and sector news.

Posted: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 15:41 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: Communication, Newsletter

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published its report on the 2021 local (parish and town) council elections.

This report aimed to gather insightful data to provide an overview of the 2021 local elections. This data captured will assist NALC's future campaigns (e.g. Make A Change) and help to shape the range of resources available for local councils and county associations.

The research found that the number of councillors elected through contested elections has significantly increased from 29% in 2019 to 38%... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 10:11 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALB, National Association of Local Councils, elections, elections report, news

Menopause Awareness Free webinar online - 2nd Feb 2022

On Wednesday 2nd February 2022
At 12.00 - 1.30pm

Menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workforce, yet the subject of living with the menopause at work is seldom talked about.

UNISON invites you to a lunch and learn event about the menopause and work.
You are welcome to attend the event, where we will discuss the issues surrounding menopause in the workplace in a friendly, supportive,... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:41 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Free Training, Menopause, Training

The recharging of election costs to town and parish councils for the cost of elections - Cotswold District

Please see statement form Cotswold District Council.

As you know, a report was initially tabled for the December meeting of Cabinet. We were considering charging town and parish councils for their elections for two reasons: (i) the overall financial position of the Council means we need to look to make savings and increase revenue and (ii) elections are of direct benefit to the relevant parishes and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:13 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CDC, Cotswold District Council, Cotswolds, Elections, election charges

Remote meetings

At the GAPTC AGM in July 2021 a motion was submitted and approved to ask NALC to lobby government for local councils to be able to meet remotely.

This remains high on the agenda with NALC.

See link below to sign the petition.

Petition · For Councils in England to have the choice to meet remotely ·

Posted: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 11:35 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Remote meetings, lobbying

Hinton PC receive Foundation Local Council Award Scheme

Hinton PC receive Foundation Local Council Award Scheme

Hinton PC have achieved the Foundation level of the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) which demonstrates 'quality' at a foundation level.

There are three levels to LCAS; 'Foundation', 'Quality' and 'Quality Gold'. This is a nationally awarded scheme which is managed by the National Assocation of Local Councils (NALC).

If you are interested in achieving this status please contact NALC directly, and/or... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 15:57 by Dawn Laird

Tags: LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC, Quality

STROUD DISTRICT - Applications are now open for two new community grants

Stroud District Council is inviting applications from organisations for funds to help support communities recover in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Community Wellbeing Grant is for groups who work with their communities to reduce inequality and promote aspects of wellbeing such as physical, mental and financial health, social connection, arts, culture, heritage and the environment.

It is intended... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:13 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Community Wellbeing, Small grants, Stroud District, grants

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all,

We are all back in the office and ready for another exciting and positive year.

Posted: Tue, 04 Jan 2022 12:17 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, Happy New Year

Christmas Greetings 2021 - GAPTC

Christmas Greetings 2021 - GAPTC

Merry Christmas all,

We send you warm wishes and look forward to a prosperous 2022 together.

All the best

Alison, Sue, Anita and Kerrin

Posted: Fri, 24 Dec 2021 14:11 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Christmas, GAPTC, news

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