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19/20 audit

We just want to remind councils that you should be starting to prepare for the 19/20 audit. We are running a course on 16 January at Highnam from 0930-1230hrs to help you prepare for audit, so if you wish to make a booking, go to the training calendar on our website and use the online booking form.

You also need to start thinking about arranging an internal audit for 19/20 and, as the IA looks at systems... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:49 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, internal audit

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone.

We are looking forward to working with you again in 2020.

Posted: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 09:38 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, News

Merry Christmas - we are back on 2nd January 2020

Merry Christmas - we are back on 2nd January 2020

Merry Christmas to all our members and partners that have supported GAPTC across 2019.

We look forward to another exciting and opportunistic year.

We return to the office on 2nd January.


Posted: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 16:21 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, News. seasons greetings, thank you

GAPTC Executive Committee member elected on to one of NALC's governing committee

Mark Harris, GAPTC Executive Committee member, is our NALC representative and at the recent NALC National Assembly elections was voted on to the Larger Councils Committee.

Posted: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:13 by Anita Sach

Tags: National Association for Local Councils

Congratulations to Sarah Broadley for achieving CiLCA

We are delighted to report that Sarah from Kemble & Ewen PC has passed the CiLCA qualification, the 11th in Gloucestershire this year. Congratulations from the GAPTC team.

We have 10 candidates currently going through the mentoring sessions and we have another 4 who are close to completing the qualification. Do get in touch if you would like to join the growing number of professionally qualified... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 12:23 by Anita Sach

Tags: CiLCA Certificate in Local Council Administration

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

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