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As the coronavirus pandemic continues and the UK enters this new phase of government measures, NALC wanted to reach out to the local (parish and town) council sector. These are unprecedented and challenging times, and our first thoughts are for the health and welfare of yourselves and your communities.

There are stories from up and down the country of local councils stepping up and supporting their... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 09:49 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

Parish councils - first port of call

Dear colleagues

I have had several parish councils contact GAPTC to discuss what they can do at a community level to support the most vulnerable in their parish. The district councils are coordinating a response to the current COVID19 virus so any activities that parish councils plan to engage in should be cross referenced with the district councils in order to ensure appropriate public finance is being... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:32 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Community Leaders, Signposting, Supporting Local People

Advice for parish and town councils - COVID19


As per the PM's address, gatherings of more than two people from different households will be dispersed so all council meetings should be cancelled. While it is technically not legal to hold meetings remotely or to make decisions via email, it is felt that guidance from NALC, following consultation with the government will be received soon and we will forward this as soon as we receive it.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:19 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, advice, allotments, annual council meetings, annual parish mee, banking, bin collections, cemetries, coronavirus case studies, finance, litter picks, news, parish council meetings, play areas, remote working, social distancing, supporting communities

GAPTC - available to support members

During these unprecedented times, by following Government guidelines we want to reassure you that the health and safety of our members, employees and their families continues to be our priority. We believe that now is the time for us to come together and support one another more than ever.

Whilst we have stopped face to face meetings we're continuing to support our members and doing all that we can... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 17:23 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, news, update

Guidance - COVID-19: support for businesses

See the link for information on support for businesses, useful for signposting.


The Parkinson Partnership LLP

23 March 2020

COVID19: Government support for businesses

We are aware that clients may have questions regarding the Chancellor's announcement (20 March) of a range of measures to... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:46 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, support for businesses


NALC has updated its dedicated webpage on the coronavirus. This includes further information on government email alerts, holding meetings, local (parish and town) councils supporting their communities and CiLCA deadlines. See the updates below:

Email alerts from the government

If you would like to keep up-to-date with the government information as it comes out then you can sign-up to their Covid-19 response... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:58 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, CiLCA, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Supporting you during the coronavirus

Just a few months ago in a New Year open letter, the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, said the role of local (parish and town) councils has never been more important. Back then, of course, she was talking about the contribution to things such as bringing the country together, loneliness and isolation, health and wellbeing, and environmental sustainability. Fast forward... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 15:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: AGAR, Coronavirus, NALC, best practice, news, toilet tax



On 17 March the government produced an outline of what will be covered by a Coronavirus Bill, which their aim is to introduce as new fast-tracked legislation. Some topics that local councils may find most relevant to their work are related to "managing the deceased with respect and dignity" if the local council is also a burial authority, and also "delaying and slowing the... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 15:53 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

Statement: COVID-19 community resilience - Stroud district Council

Published: Tuesday, 17 March, 2020

Stroud District Council political group leaders Doina Cornell, Martin Whiteside, Ken Tucker and Stephen Davies, SDC Chief Executive Kathy O'Leary, Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie and The Cotswolds MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown have issued a joint statement to address residents' concerns and thank them for their co-operation and offers to help others in their communities.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 12:18 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, SDC, Stroud District Council, coronavirus, news, resilience



The coronavirus situation is fast-moving and there is an increasing amount of misinformation online. We should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly.

Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:28 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

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