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December newsletter: All About the Clerk

December newsletter: All About the Clerk

The December Newsletter has been sent to members and is packed with useful information for the Clerk, arising from our Clerks' Networking session held on 1 December. This includes a time/work management app!

Posted: Thu, 23 Dec 2021 12:35 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: Clerks, Clerks Networking, Councillors, Hints, Newsletter, Tips

NALC CEO newsletter - highlighting 'Remote meetings' and 'no council tax referendum principles '

Remote meetings

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

Tags: NALC, news, referendum principles, remote meetings

Christmas Greetings 2021 - GAPTC

Christmas Greetings 2021 - GAPTC

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

Tags: Christmas, GAPTC, news

20mph survey - deadline 24th December 2021

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:

https://haveyoursaygloucestershire.uk.engagementhq.com/20mph-survey-of-parish-and-district-councils/survey_tools/20mph-survey-of-parish-and-district-councils

Posted: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 09:47 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GCC, Gloucestershire County Council, Highways, community safety, older drivers, safety, speed, survey, traffic

Community Governance Degree (level 5) success

Community Governance Degree (level 5) success

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

Tags: Community Governance, Qualifications, Success

A difficult time for some in your community

A difficult time for some in your community

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

Tags: Christmas, Community, community engagement, depression, lockdown, mental health

Quality Local Council Award Scheme for Whiteshill & Ruscombe PC

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

Tags: Local Council Award Scheme

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

Tags: Free Training, Training, Womens Confidence

Yet more CiLCA success in Gloucestershire

Michelle Hinde, clerk to Stoke Orchard, Staverton and Boddington parish councils has passed CiLCA. Our congratulations for a great achievement.

Posted: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:21 by Dawn Laird

Tags: Certicate in Local Council Administration

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