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As the Coronavirus situation develops, we all should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly. The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a very useful list of different government advice sources including for employers. Additionally, you may find the advice from ACAS useful in considering any employment-related matters that may impact... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: ACRE, Centre for Ageing Better, Coronavirus, GAPTC, Improvement and Development Board, NALC, devolution, news

Policy consultation e-briefing on dormant assets

The Treasury has issued a policy consultation in which the Government is proposing to expand the dormant assets scheme. The government is proposing to expand the dormant assets scheme to include a wider tranche of otherwise idle assets which may be put to better use for good causes.

Context & proposals

A range of assets were considered for inclusion in any expansion of the dormant assets' scheme... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Dormant Assets

LGA advice on the Coronavirus

LGA advice on the Coronavirus

NALC has shared a link to the Local Government Association website, which contains information for local councils about the Coronavirus and a useful list of government advice sources, which you should check at regular intervals.


Posted: Thu, 05 Mar 2020 13:43 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Coronavirus, LGA

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

The Sun backs toilet tax campaign

The Sun – signalled its backing to NALC's toilet tax campaign this week. Huge thanks to Richard Holden MP, the new co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on local democracy for his support in calling on the new chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, to address this in his budget on 11 March. Read The Sun's story and leader column, and Richard's article on Conservative... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 13:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Enabling social action, LGA, VE Day, toilet tax

NALC Chief Executive - newsletter

Management Board

NALC's newly elected Management Board of eleven elected councillors, tasked with oversight of NALC, met on 28 January, here's a summary:

  • New members Cllr Paul Harvey (Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes) and Cllr Bob Blezzard (Isle of Wight) were welcomed to the Board along with the new vice-chairman (member services), Cllr Mike Drew (Avon)
  • Councillors discussed their fiduciary roles as... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 16:01 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, VE Day, Village Halls, managemet board, planning awards

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

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