Stroud District Council is undertaking a Community Governance Review, which is the process used to consider whether existing parish arrangements should be changed in any way. This includes:
Altering the boundaries of existing parishes;
Changing the names of existing parishes;
Creating a new parish or abolishing an existing parish;
The electoral arrangements for parish councils (including... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:41 by Anita Sach
The Charter for Trees, Woods and People
This week Ben Murray, policy and projects officer was in Grantham, Lincolnshire at the Woodland Trust to talk about next steps for our joint project on The Charter for Trees, Woods and People. The project steering group – which includes representatives from NALC, Woodland Trust, Tree Council and NUS – celebrated the achievement of the charter gaining... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:53 by Alison Robinson
You are warmly invited to the Working together for a better Gloucestershire event on Wednesday 19 September 2018 at Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester Gl1 2HS
The interplay between health, housing and energy efficiency is a vital, fast-moving, and a constant hot-topic. Join Severn Wye Energy Agency on 19th September to share in what's next for those living in Gloucestershire.
In Gloucestershire, we enjoy... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:52 by Alison Robinson
New for this autumn is An Introduction to Procurement, something which more and more councils are becoming involved in as they initiate major projects. Our CEO, Alison Robinson, will be delivering this course using her extensive knowledge of procurement in the public sector. We have also just added courses on Planning and Chairmanship Skills.
We are also proud to be hosting a session of the 'Hearing... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:03 by Alison Robinson
Following the publication last year of the Local Regeneration Handbook (available from SLCC), the author (Andrew Maliphant) is running a webinar on Thursday 17th October about Beginning Local Regeneration.
Anyone looking to make improvements to the area where they live or work can find more details at http://www.slcc.co.uk/course/beginning-local-regeneration/72/ -
Posted: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:13 by Alison Robinson
External audit non responses
Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments (SAAA) are now receiving management information returns from the audit suppliers – currently, their main concern is the number of authorities they have had no response from, this is higher than in previous years. At the end of last week there were over 700 authorities who had not responded at all.
All will now have received formal... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:35 by Alison Robinson
The proposal for the establishment of a Forest Youth Association is being discussed at :
7pm on Thursday 13th September 2018 at Cinderford Town Council, Bellvue Centre.
Please note this is the start of a process, so lots of ideas/options are on the table to identify a way forward for youth provision in FOD which may be supported by parish and town councils.
Posted: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:48 by Alison Robinson
Updated General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) toolkit
NALC's GDPR toolkit has been updated to reflect the new Data Protection Act 2018 and data protection regime. The changes include the appointment of a Data Protection Officer, which is not mandatory for all local (parish and town) councils, and information about paying the Information Commissioner's data protection fee.
Roundtable on rural buses... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 06 Aug 2018 15:01 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations Slimbridge Parish Council on achieving 'foundation' level in the LCAS.
Posted: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 14:11 by Alison Robinson