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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

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

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