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Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
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Building), Falcon Close, Green
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Introduction from the new GAPTC Chairman

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

Tags: News, GAPTC, Chairman update, welcome, priorities, support

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Provisional local government finance settlement

The provisional local government finance settlement was published on 13 December and the government has confirmed it's plans in the technical consultation not to extend council tax referendum principles to local (parish and town) councils for 2019-20. The key section from the consultation paper on the settlement published alongside the statement says:... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:51 by Anita Sach

Tags: NALC, news, financial settlement, lobbying, BHIB, Spring Conference 2019, Councillor of the Year 2018, Coleford Town Council, Forest of Dean, FOD, Committee on Standards in Public Life, salary scales

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

Tags: News, toilet tax, survey

Thanks to our outgoing GAPTC Executive Committee Chairman

Thanks to our outgoing GAPTC Executive Committee Chairman

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

Tags: News, GAPTC, Executive Committee, thanks

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Budget announcement on public toilets

On Monday, the chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, answered NALC's call to end the toilet tax by announcing in his Budget 2018 that public toilets will receive new mandatory business rates relief. This is amazing news given the extensive campaign by NALC in recent years and the last 12 months in particular – working with members of parliament,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:48 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, GDPR, unitarisation, unitary authorities, local government structures, financial settlement, star councils, diversity in local councils, diversity, annual conference, budget 2018, toilet tax

Star Councils 2018 - Congratulations to Coleford Town Council

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

Tags: News, NALC, star councils, GAPTC, Forest of Dean, good practice

Grant opportunity for housing projects supporting vulnerable people

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

Tags: News, housing, grants

GAPTC subscription fees 2019/20

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

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, GAPTC, subscriptions, budget

NALC's Chief Executive's bulletin

Loneliness strategy

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

Tags: NALC

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