Having recently been elected as Chairman of the Executive Committee of GAPTC, I thought that I would write to all member councils to set out how I see GAPTC supporting you in the future. Firstly, however, may I wish all of you a Happy Christmas. This is a very busy time of the year, for families especially, but a very happy time too for most. Having spent many years in the Armed Forces, where periods... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:27 by Alison Robinson
Falmouth Town Council Re-submitting Toilet Tax SCA Proposal To Government In 01/19 - Request To Complete / Promote Completion of Short Evidence Survey By Member Councils In Your Areas By 10/12/18
Falmouth Town Council, supported by NALC, would like to re-submit a proposal under the Sustainable Communities Act for legislative change to grant local (parish and town) councils mandatory 100% business rates relief on public toilets that they own or manage. This follows the submission of a proposal in December 2017 from Falmouth Town Council formally requesting complete mandatory rate relief from... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:50 by Alison Robinson
Cllr Stephen Hirst has stepped down from the GAPTC EC after 6 years as Chairman.
He was invited to the meeting in November to thanks him for his contribution.
He was presented with some gifts, including some bespoke socks!
Stephen continues in his role as councillor at Tetbury Town Councillor.
Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:55 by Alison Robinson
Meeting with Locality
The NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter met with the chairman of Locality, Mark Law from BARCA Leeds, on 13 November. Issues discussed included the respective recent NALC annual conferences and strategic reviews, the communities agenda including civil society strategy, neighbourhood planning and closer working between organisations. Incidentally, if you aren't already familiar with the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:27 by Alison Robinson
COUNCILLOR OF THE YEAR goes to Cllr Nick Penny, Coleford Town Council.
NALC held its annual conference on Monday and Tuesday this week, the conference also announced the winners of the star councils awards.
Congratulations got to Cllr Penny (councillor of the year), Cllr Penny has been the driving force behind Coleford Town Councils goal to regenerate the town by proving a high quality green leisure... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:16 by Alison Robinson
About the Nationwide Building Society Community Grants programme
The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards up to £500,000 across eight UK regions annually and is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen your local community by supporting the most vulnerable, finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:14 by Alison Robinson
The GAPTC Executive Committee met on Wednesday 24th October to agree the subscription fee for 2019/20.
The 2018/19 subs were 32.36 pence per electorate (this was made up of 25.5 pence to GAPTC and 6.86 pence to NALC).
At the NALC AGM it was agreed that the NALC contribution would increase from 6.86 pence to 6.99 pence for 2019/20 (an increase of 0.13 pence per elector).
At the GAPTC AGM in July a commitment... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:41 by Alison Robinson
This week our chairman Cllr Sue Baxter attended two events about tackling loneliness and isolation: the first being the launch of the government's loneliness strategy, which we contributed to with examples of work by local (parish and town) councils and includes a commitment by the government 'to work with the Local Government Association and NALC to explore an effective means of... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 11:59 by Anita Sach