Late November Newsletter

Late November Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available via your Clerk. There is information about a new training course for Councillors, what Clerks can expect at our networking session on 1 December, funding for woodlands and more.

Posted: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 16:07 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: Clerk, Community, Council, Councillors, Newsletter, Parish Councillors, Town Councillors

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

We are pleased to announce that Coleford Town Clerk, Chris Haines has attained the CiLCA qualification - another qualified clerk in Gloucestershire.


Posted: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 10:30 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Certificate in Local Council Administration, CiLCA

New NALC Publication

NALC has published a new guide on website accessibility and publishing guidelines.

The website accessibility guide aims to help local parish and town councils ensure their websites meet the needs of all users — especially those with disabilities or impairments that use assistive technology. The guide explains what website accessibility is, how it affects local councils, the requirements, and compliance.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:26 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: NALC, accessibility of public sector websites

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Organising a street party

The government has published guidance including tips, advice and support on organising a street party. Councils are encouraged to share the guidance with local residents who may be planning to hold a small, private street party to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in 2022. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has also launched the government's... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:25 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: Jubilee

Christmas Clerks' Networking

GAPTC is hosting its first networking session since 2019 at the Parish Rooms in Highnam from 10am–1pm. We kick off the day with our guest speaker, Ashley Jones from the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit, who will raise awareness of the dangers of economic crime, highlight typical case studies of previous offences and offer advice and tips, as well as signposting resources that will help.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:24 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: Clerks, Networking

CiLCA Training Update

CiLCA Training Update

Due to the overwhelming response we have had for CiLCA training we will be running two cohorts this year. There are still vacancies for the second cohort which commences on 23 November. This is a vocational qualification and goes a long way to assisting clerks in their work. This is a supported course in that each section is clearly discussed with a mentor so that there is no misunderstanding of what... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:22 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: CiLCA, CiLCA Certificate in Local Council Administration, Clerks, Continuous Professioanl Development, Councillors

Local Council Award Scheme

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has set up panels to peer review applications from Gloucestershire, and other participating county associations, for Foundation, Quality and Quality Gold Local Council Award Scheme applications. The deadlines for 2022 submissions can be found HERE. NALC held a webinar in October, which went through how the scheme works, what information is needed to... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:20 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: Clerks, Councillors, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC

GAPTC gets Carbon Serious

GAPTC gets Carbon Serious

Let's be honest: Climate Change is inconvenient. We have to stop driving everywhere. We have to walk and cycle more, curtail our air travel and drastically change the way we eat and shop. This is not convenient. However, it is our convenient lifestyles that have led to the disastrous situation we are in. The science is unequivocal: it is human CO2 emissions that are the cause. The only uncertainty... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:04 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: Climate Change task and finish group, climate change event, climate emergency, community and voluntary sector

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