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Funding is available through CPRE Gloucestershire for Parish Councils and community groups in Gloucestershire east of the River Severn to help address the impact of Ash dieback.

Ash dieback is now widespread across the Cotswolds and in the Vale of Gloucester. It cannot be cured and a vast majority of ash trees will be lost over time. Ash is not only important in woodland it is also an important tree the landscape in hedgerows, fields, parks and open spaces. Gloucestershire east of the River Severn is the focus for this scheme as this is the area of the county where ash is... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 12:00 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, funding, trees

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Meeting of chairman and vice chairmen

The NALC newly elected chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter (Worcestershire), vice-chairman (finance), Cllr Keith Stevens (East Sussex), and vice-chairman (member services), Cllr Mike Drew (Avon), met this week with the NALC Chief Officer and the corporate management team to map out the priorities for the next two years, and how they would work together as a team to promote... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Lobby Day, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, health & wellbeing, loneliness, policy committee, transport planning

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Happy New Year and chairman's open letter
This is the first bulletin of the 2020, so on behalf of everyone at NALC happy and prosperous New Year! And in case you missed it just before Christmas, the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, wrote a New Year open letter to all councillors about working together to build stronger communities. Sue's letter pays tribute to the work of councillors, explains how local... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:00 by Alison Robinson

Tags: British toilet association, GAPTC, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, council tax referendum principles, meeting with government officials, study tour, village halls

Government announces new Town of the Year competition

9 Jan 2020 01:15 PM

Competition aims to celebrate towns' achievements, including in areas such as entrepreneurship, technology, community, enterprise, and integration.

  • Communities Secretary announces new Town of the Year competition to celebrate thriving towns
  • New government focus on delivering for towns, with designated contacts to help people in every town and an expert panel to advise towns to plan... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:36 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, good practice, innovation, town of the year

Half Day training on dealing with difficult customers - Wednesday 29th January 2020

Tetbury Town Council have confirmed they are holding two training sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) on Dealing with Abusive Customers they will be run in Tetbury on Wednesday 29th January 2020. The cost is £45 per attendee. This is not an all-day event, but two separate sessions run back-to-back.

TTC are now taking bookings. Please confirm by 17th January to townclerk@tetbury.gov.uk... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:28 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Cotswolds, GAPTC, News, Training, dealing with conflict

19/20 audit

We just want to remind councils that you should be starting to prepare for the 19/20 audit. We are running a course on 16 January at Highnam from 0930-1230hrs to help you prepare for audit, so if you wish to make a booking, go to the training calendar on our website and use the online booking form.

You also need to start thinking about arranging an internal audit for 19/20 and, as the IA looks at systems... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:49 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, internal audit

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone.

We are looking forward to working with you again in 2020.

Posted: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 09:38 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, News

Merry Christmas - we are back on 2nd January 2020

Merry Christmas - we are back on 2nd January 2020

Merry Christmas to all our members and partners that have supported GAPTC across 2019.

We look forward to another exciting and opportunistic year.

We return to the office on 2nd January.


Posted: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 16:21 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, News. seasons greetings, thank you

GAPTC Executive Committee member elected on to one of NALC's governing committee

Mark Harris, GAPTC Executive Committee member, is our NALC representative and at the recent NALC National Assembly elections was voted on to the Larger Councils Committee.

Posted: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:13 by Anita Sach

Tags: National Association for Local Councils

Congratulations to Sarah Broadley for achieving CiLCA

We are delighted to report that Sarah from Kemble & Ewen PC has passed the CiLCA qualification, the 11th in Gloucestershire this year. Congratulations from the GAPTC team.

We have 10 candidates currently going through the mentoring sessions and we have another 4 who are close to completing the qualification. Do get in touch if you would like to join the growing number of professionally qualified... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 12:23 by Anita Sach

Tags: CiLCA Certificate in Local Council Administration

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