The NALC legal team issued two sets of guidance following the Prime Minister's announcement on 8th December of a move to Covid Plan B in England. Given the increase in cases, the prevalence of the Omicron variant and the inability for local councils to hold remote meetings, we advised councils to consider not meeting in December if possible. At the time of writing it appears there will... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 24 Dec 2021 12:22 by Alison Robinson
Last week the NALC chair, Cllr Keith Stevens, attended a ministerial roundtable along with colleagues from the Local Government Association plus a ministerial webinar with council leaders. Issues covered the challenges facing councils in supporting the pandemic response, social care, provisional local government finance settlement and remote meetings. On remote meetings, ministers were... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 14:43 by Alison Robinson
All of us at GAPTC would like to wish you a happy Christmas and restful festive period. It's been another busy year for our sector and we want to thank you for all your hard work throughout 2021.
We are here until 5pm on Friday 24th December and return on Tuesday 4th January.
Posted: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 13:33 by Alison Robinson
Gloucestershire County Council Highways is carrying out a survey of Parish and Town councils obtaining views on 20 mile per hour zones, the deadline is December 24th.
Please see link below:
Posted: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 09:47 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations to Jules Owen, who is clerk to Ashchurch Rural parish council, on the completion of her level 5 Community Governance qualification - and achieving a distinction.
Jules is also a GAPTC trainer.
If you are interested in sector training beyond Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) please contact the office.
Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 16:54 by Alison Robinson
Christmas and New Year might seriously affect mental health, the pressure and expectations can be grave, which is why coping strategies are as important as ever. Share some coping strategies with your community. https://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/blog/mental-health-christmas-tips-coping
Posted: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 13:08 by Kerrin Cocks
Congratulations to the Clerk, Helen Dunn, and councillors of Whiteshill & Ruscombe PC who have just been awarded Quality status in the Local Council Award Scheme. A huge achievement which reassures their parishioners of the council's good governance and demonstrates effective community engagement.
Posted: Thu, 09 Dec 2021 16:25 by Dawn Laird
Training – Free Taster Workshop for Members & Non Members – Women’s Confidence, Wednesday 8th December 2021 12.00noon-2.00pm or 6.00pm-8.00pm
Free Taster Workshop – Women's Confidence, Wednesday 8th December 2021 12.00noon-2.00pm or 6.00pm-8.00pm.
You are invited to a UNISON learning offer giving you a taste of the Women's Confidence training.
At the end of the session, you will be able to:
-To identify what self-esteem, assertiveness and confidence are and how they are inter-connected
-To explore the image of 'women' and 'womanhood'... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 12:04 by Alison Robinson