"If everything seems under control you're not going fast enough." Mario Andretti.
Posted: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:50 by Alison Robinson
NALC Study Tour 2018
A sold out NALC Study Tour at Chippenham Town Council was attended by over 30 delegates, which included government officials. It was the first time the tour was opened up to members outside of the Larger Councils Committee.
The committee meeting highlights included; a task and finish group set-up to continue working on council tax support funding, analysis of 2018/19 precepts, communicating... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:43 by Alison Robinson
We have just heard that revised model standing orders will be issued shortly. Watch this space!
Posted: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:03 by Sue Creswick
Dear Stroud Member Councils
We have a vacancy for a councillor to represent Stroud district parishes on the Executive Committee due to the resignation of Cllr Bomberg from Eastington PC.
The schedule is as follows:
Nominations to be received here by 17th July. It is not necessary for councils to endorse an Individual's nomination.
If there is more than one nomination, then an email election will follow.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:31 by Alison Robinson
NALC is delighted to invite entries to the Star Council Awards, which we are running for the fourth successive year in 2018.
The awards are a fantastic opportunity for local councils, councillors, clerks and county associations to showcase how they have made a positive difference locally. They are the only awards in England to recognise the contribution local councils make to their communities.
This... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:00 by Alison Robinson
Please check out 'job vacancies' on the GAPTC website.
Posted: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 09:07 by Alison Robinson
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
Posted: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:12 by Alison Robinson
For many years the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has had a policy position that it should be mandatory for planning authorities to adopt regimes using the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Many planning authorities prefer to retain Section 106 as the system used to apply community benefit under the planning system, ignoring the CIL system. This means that many local councils which... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 16:54 by Alison Robinson
Councillor Commission workshops
· As part of NALC's work with De Montfort University Leicester they are taking forward the Councillor Commission's 'Voice of the councillor' report. NALC are organising a series of workshops with county associations and councils to discuss the report's findings, obtain feedback and continue this important dialogue. So if your council or group of councils would... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 03 Jun 2018 17:30 by Alison Robinson
Any councillor who processes personal data on a computer (e.g. names and addresses of residents contacted about planning matters, or for election canvassing is a data controller separate from the council. As a result such a councillor would have to pay the Data Protection fee of £40.
A councillor who does not process personal data or does so without using a computer is not required to pay the... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 03 Jun 2018 14:57 by Alison Robinson