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Pay negotiations update August 2021

The National Employers have made a final offer to trades unions on this year's pay claim, which includes:

  • With effect from 1 April 2021, an increase of 2.75 per cent on NJC pay point 1.
  • With effect from 1 April 2021, an increase of 1.75 per cent on all NJC pay points 2 and above.

The trades unions will be consulting their members, with UNISON recommending rejecting the offer.

Posted: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 10:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Finance, News, Pay

Pay negotiations update August 2021

The National Employers have made a final offer to trades unions on this year's pay claim, which includes:

  • With effect from 1 April 2021, an increase of 2.75 per cent on NJC pay point 1.
  • With effect from 1 April 2021, an increase of 1.75 per cent on all NJC pay points 2 and above.

The trades unions will be consulting their members, with UNISON recommending rejecting the offer.

Posted: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 10:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Finance, News, Pay

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Another Gloucestershire clerk achieves CiLCA success.

Huge congratulations to Marie Horne (Deputy Clerk) at Winchcombe Town Council on gaining the sector qualification.

We have a new mentoring programme commencing in October so if you are intersted in attending this, or want information on the CiLCA qualification please contact the GAPTC office (01452) 883388 or info@gaptc.org.uk

Posted: Wed, 04 Aug 2021 12:33 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Certificate in Local Council Administration, CiLCA

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Roadshow events in September and October 2021

The new Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Nelson is running a series of roadshows across the county during September and October. He is going to be talking about his Police and Crime Plan intentions and the Chief Constable Rod Hansen will also be at each event along with local police management teams. Chris would very much like as many Parish and Town Councils to attend as possible.

Below are the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:01 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Community engagement, Gloucestershire priorities, PCC, Police and Crime Commissioner, events, news

Guidance on COVID19

General position

The Prime Minister confirmed on 12 July that Step 4 of the Roadmap will proceed as planned on Monday 19 July. This means most legal limits on social contact will be removed. There will no longer be limits on gatherings inside and outside and on social distancing. However as cases continue to rise the government is urging caution and personal responsibility.

What does this mean for local... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:30 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, NALC, face to face meetings, risk asessments

Digital Innovation Fund

All,

Gloucestershire County Council is offering £200,000 to support digital community projects across the county. Through its Digital Innovation Fund, the council has £200,000 worth of grants available to community or voluntary groups and charity organisations to fund initiatives which use digital and other technologies to enable people to lead independent lives.

Returning for a second year... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 16:41 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Digital Innovation Fund, Digital inclusion, GCC, grant funding

Code of Conduct - petition

Dear Colleagues

You may be aware that with my other hat on I have been canvassing hard to get sanctions introduced into the Code of Conduct so that we can have the security and confidence that bad behaviour by councillors will come with consequences

As part of that there is a petition on the govt website calling for the introduction of sanctions BUT we need so many more signatures to get this taken seriously.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 13:20 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Code of Conduct, Nolan Principles, Respect

LCR seeking information from parish councils to write articles for the LCR magazine

The editor of LCR magazine (Local Council Review) is in the process of putting together the next issue and is seeking information on;

1. Councils, especially parish councils, that would be good candidates for the Council Focus page;

2. Parish councils doing good work in terms of health & wellbeing, young people and climate change; and

3. Councillors that are doing dynamic work for our Dawn to Dusk... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:02 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Gloucestershire, good practice, parish councils, promotion

Kingfisher trail app is ready

Kingfisher trail app is ready

The kingfisher sculptures were placed on the Thames and Severn Trails during the last week of May. Plaques have been added to the plinths of the sculptures that detail the artist, sponsor and the all-important 6 digit code that can be used in the App. The App went live on Monday and gives more detail on each of the sculptures, the artists, a trail map, and a stats page – all designed to encourage... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Kingfisher trail, promoting Gloucestershire, tourism

Gloucestershire councils can save carbon and cash comparing energy

Gloucestershire councils can save carbon and cash comparing energy

https://www.clearutilitysolutions.com/gaptc-partnership

Whilst it can be an easily overlooked area of responsibility for busy council clerks, making sure that the energy consumed by council properties and streetlights is competitive and responsibly sourced can reap rewards for both the environment and the council's purse.

As a non-domestic... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 14:00 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CUS, Clear Utility Solutions, GAPTC, partners, save carbon and cash

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