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Surviving Winter Appeal - Gloucestershire


There are 300 excess winter deaths yearly on our doorstep in Gloucestershire, our older communities are suffering in silence. hashtag#fuelpoverty they are choosing between EATING OR HEATING hashtag#SaveALife

John Lewis in Cheltenham Martin Bundy started this appeal off with a donation of £5000 match funding so the first £5k raised will... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 15:27 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, Gloucestershire, Grants, News

Running challenge for charity

Running challenge for charity

Our CEO, Ali, is undertaking a huge challenge in May 2020 to run ten marathons in ten days raising money for the Brathay Trust.

If you want to support her please see the link below: -


Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:14 by Anita Sach

Tags: GAPTC, challenege

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Congratulations Lucy Biddle (Cam Parish Council) on the successful completion of the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).

The prefect start to the festive season!

Posted: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:50 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Certicate in Local Council Administration, CiLCA, GAPTC, News, Stroud District, Training

Purdah reminder

It has come to our attention that a Cotswolds MP has emailed councils asking to be advised of any events during the next 6 weeks that he could attend.

As outlined in our newsletter of 5 November, we are in purdah at the moment so don't forget councils should not issue any publicity or allow potential MPs to speak at council meetings or events organised by the council which would seek to influence voters... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News

Updated notification system re: joining instructions for training

FOA Clerks,

Previously we have been directly emailing attendees (councillors) joining instructions for upcoming training courses, but on numerous occasions they have been going into SPAM.

We have reverted to sending out the joining instructions to clerks and would ask you to send these on to your councillors due to attend.

Any comments/suggestions are appreciated.

Posted: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:37 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, News, Training

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Updated NALC guidance on pre-election publicity

NALC are already receiving a number of queries related to the pre-election period (purdah) prior to the General Election, which started when Parliament was dissolved on 6 November. Although local (parish and town) councils will not be holding elections on 12 December, NALC have reissued our Legal Briefing L01-19 on the code of recommended practice on local... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:51 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Code of Conduct, DIS, Direct Information Service, IDB, Improvement and Develoment Board, Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance, LGA guidance on councillor i, LPAG, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Towns Fund, conference, street design awards

GAPTC subscription fees - 2020/21

The GAPTC Executive Committee met on Thursday 31st October to agree the subscription fee for 2020/21.

The 2019/20 subs were 32.49 pence per electorate (this was made up of 25.5 pence to GAPTC and 6.99 pence to NALC).

At the NALC AGM it was agreed that the NALC contribution would increase from 6.99 pence to 7.20 pence for 2020/21 (an increase of 0.21 pence per elector).

The Executive Committee considered... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:32 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, NALC, News, budget, subscription fees

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

NALC Annual Conference 2019

The bulletin from last week is something of an Annual Conference special given this was the obvious highlight, several headlines and reflections include:

  • Some vital statistics which illustrate just how the annual conference has grown into the biggest and most high profile event in the sector's calendar: there were 250 delegates from every single county association area; 40... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 09:47 by Alison Robinson

Tags: General election, NALC, NALC conference, National Association for Local Councils, News, rural coalition

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