Alison Robinson

Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
Cranham House (the OPEX
Building), Falcon Close, Green
Farm Business Park, Gloucester
GL2 4LY

Latest News

NALC Annual Conference - 30th and 31st October 2018

Lord Gary Porter confirmed!

NALC are delighted to announce Lord Gary Porter, chairman of the Local Government Association will be speaking at this year's Annual Conference in Milton Keynes.

The straight-talking council leader is ranked number 11 in Local Government Chronicle's LGC100 and a prominent figure in the House of Lords, and judging by his talks at previous events he won't be shy in sharing his... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 08:41 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Annual Conference

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Local Democracy

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy, supported by NALC, held its Annual General Meeting on 13 July 2018 at Portcullis House. The NALC Chief Executive was delighted with MPs and peers praise of NALC's work engaging with parliament on a range of issues, and for the excellent support NALC provide to the group as its secretariat.

Other headlines include:

Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:32 by Alison Robinson

Tags: democracy, AGM, National Assembly, Annual Conference, Media, Larger Councils, Communities conference, News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils

LGA - Rural communities face a post-Brexit 'perfect storm' councils warn

https://www.wired-gov.net/wg/news.nsf/print/LGA+Rural+communities+face+a+postBrexit+perfect+storm+councils+warn+06072018094000

Unaffordable homes, poor connectivity, skills gaps and health inequalities are combining to create a "perfect storm" that is threatening the future success and prosperity of rural areas, council leaders revealed this week

The LGA set up a Post-Brexit England Commission to examine... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:02 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LGA, POst Brexit England, News, rural

Cotswold District planning information

Last night the North Cotswold cluster meeting took place, James Brain (Planning officer) attended.

He has forwarded links related to planning that you may be interested in:-

Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:35 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, planning, cotswold district, north cotswold cluster meeting

Quote of the week

"We have never lost a game, just sometimes we ran out of time."

Sir Alex Ferguson.

Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 08:36 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, quote of the week

CiLCA Success

CiLCA Success

Congratulations Irena Litton (Clerk at Leonard Stanley Parish Council and Deputy Clerk at Painswick Parish Council) on achieving CiLCA, adding to the growing number of qualified clerks across Gloucestershire - and increasing the professionalism and capacity of the local council sector.

Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:02 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, CiLCA, quality, capacity buidling, CPD, Continuous Professioanl Development

Quote of the week

"It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be."

Paul Arden

Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:24 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, quote of the week

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Last week the NALC LCR editor, Marie Dill, did an exclusive interview with Andrew Gwynne MP, shadow secretary of state for Communities and Local Government, for the summer issue. Even the appearance of Holywood star Goldie Hawn didn't distract him during our photo shoot!

By way of a sneak peek just one of the things he said was: "I believe in taking community empowerment away from just being slogans.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:20 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils; LCR; Media; LocalGov; partnership working; Finance and Scrutiny panel; technology

CiLCA success

Congratulations to Rachel Russell from Stonehouse Town Council who has successfully gained her CiLCA qualification. She is one of the growing numbers of qualified clerks across Gloucestershire, so why not consider working towards CiLCA? We are happy to discuss it with you.

Posted: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:21 by Anita Sach

Tags: CiLCA

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