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Give someone you love the gift of Confidence this Christmas

Public Speaking and presenting is a vital skill for students at school or university, during job interviews, when promoting our business and when pitching to clients.

The Public Speaking and Presenting courses and 1-2-1 Coaching show you how to stand up and speak with clarity, confidence and courage.

Book a course or a coaching session for the person in your life who needs a boost in 2020. All bookings... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 15:08 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, News, Training

Surveillance Camera Commissioner England & Wales - letter to parish and town councils DECEMBER 2019

Mr Tony Porter Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Date: December 2019

www.gov.uk/ surveillance-camera-commissioner

To: Parish, Town and Community Councils in England and Wales Dear Council

The operation of surveillance camera systems, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and partnerships.

You will be aware that as a relevant authority as set out in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (PoFA) you, as a local... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:57 by Alison Robinson

Tags: ANPR, Data Protection, GDPR, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News

Employment matters - update from NALC

· New HR policies and how to guides. These are being produced as part of the NALC partnership with HRSP. These documents will be available to county associations in early January and to be promoted to members from the beginning of February. The aim of this delay in promoting to members is to give everyone time to read the new materials.

· New employment contract guidance for council staff... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:33 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, employment, job profiles

Christmas Greetings 2019 - GAPTC

Christmas Greetings 2019 - GAPTC


The GAPTC office will be closed from 4pm on 24th December, and open again on 2nd January.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support across the year and we look forward to a successful 2020.


Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 15:43 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Christmas, GAPTC, News

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

National Assembly
NALC's parliament of elected representatives made up of councillors from each of the 43 county associations – the National Assembly – held its final meeting of the calendar year on 11 December at the offices of CCLA (one of our partners) in the City of London, here are a few highlights:

  • The meeting saw elections to leadership positions and committees for the next two years.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 08:12 by Alison Robinson

Tags: General Election, NALC, National Assembly, News, dementia, pay scales, surveillance cameras

Working together to build stronger communities - NALC Chairman's open letter to all councillors

Building stronger communities was the theme of October's NALC Annual Conference where Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, paid tribute to England's 100,000 councillors for all the work they do for their places. And I want to add my own thanks and appreciation, and wish you all the very best for the new decade ahead.

Right across the country, our local (parish and town) councils have been building... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:25 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, building stronger communities

GAPTC newsletter December 2019

What can be found in our latest newsletter sent to our member councils:

  • Disciplinary and Grievance arrangements – updated guidance and policies
  • Consultation on strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments
  • Section 137 limit for 2020/21
  • Confidential minutes
  • Funding for replacements for ash trees
  • Clarification that local councils cannot fund repairs to church property
  • Declaring an interest... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:51 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Funding, GAPTC, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, S137, Training, consultation, guidance and policies

One Town Clerk saved 72 days in meeting admin!

"Before, the Town Clerk had to spend a full day preparing the agenda and getting it approved by Council Members. Now, this task takes no more than one hour and everything is done." This Town Clerk Saves 6 Days a Month!

Are you involved with council and committee meetings?

Then this story of the Newquay Town Council is for you.

With the steady growth of the council's responsibilities over the years came... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:22 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, efficiencies, webinar

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Section 137 limit for 2020-21

Last week the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) notified our sector that the appropriate sum for Section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 (the 1972 Act) for parish and town councils in England for 2020-21 is £8.32 per elector – you can read more here.

NALC Smaller Councils Committee

NALC's Smaller Councils Committee met on... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: National Assembly elections, National Association for Local Councils, News, S137, Section 137 limit 2020-21, community power, smaller councils committee

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