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Congratulations to Willersey PC clerk for achieving CiLCA

Kevin O'Donoghue from Willersey PC in the Cotswolds is the latest clerk to achieve the CiLCA qualification, so congratulations to him for an outstanding achievement.

If you are interested in taking the CiLCA qualification do get in touch.

Posted: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:25 by Anita Sach

Tags: CiLCA

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin 25 October 2019

Chief executive's bulletin

#OurDay 2019

This year's #OurDay will take place on 19 November. Now a regular campaign fixture in the annual calendar, #OurDay is the Local Government Association's annual 24-hour social media marathon for local government, so gives local (parish and town) councils, councillors, clerks and county associations a great opportunity to share their stories of how they improve the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:22 by Anita Sach

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Queen's Speech

The Queen's Speech was delivered in Parliament on 14 October, setting out the government's forthcoming legislative agenda. The Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill was not among the list of bills announced, NALC will continue to press the government on this. There were welcome commitments, though, to publish bills on devolution, the environment and broadband, and NALC will also... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:12 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, PWLB, Public Works Loan Board, Queens speech, SAAA, website accessibility

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Meeting with Alzheimer's Society

On 8 October the NALC head of membership services, Charlotte Eisenhart, and policy intern, Claire Goldfinch, met with the Alzheimer's Society to discuss the joint work under the strategic commitment signed almost two years ago. Issues covered included the role of local (parish and town) councils in building dementia-friendly communities, sharing of information and goals... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:38 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, consultations, dementia friendly communities, health and wellbeing, larger councils, smaller councils

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Conservative party conference

The political party conference season came to a close this week with the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, and other NALC colleagues in Manchester at the Conservative Party autumn conference. Brexit was again a consistent theme, with much focus on what the Prime Minister has or hasn't been up to, including drinking from disposable coffee cups! The highlight for NALC was their... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:36 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LGF, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Policy Committee, SLCC, conference, conservative party conference, healthwatch conference, local government finance, new councils campaign, tree charter

Tree felling and Ash dieback

The Forestry Commission has updated their 'Tree Felling - getting permission' booklet and this can be found on their website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tree-felling-licence-when-you-need-to-apply It is a really clear explanation of how and when to apply for a felling licence, with lots of links to further guidance.

It particularly draws attention to the section on hedgerow protection, since their Woodland... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 14:55 by Anita Sach

Tags: Forestry Commission

Police and Crime Commissioner Annual Report 18/19

The Police and Crime Commissioner has published an annual report reflecting how he has carried out his responsibilities over the past 12 months and progress in delivering the Police and Crime Plan.

The report is a summary of the 12 months from April 2018-March 2019 and highlights the challenge of dealing with a growing range and complexity of crimes, complicated by additional social issues around mental... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:40 by Anita Sach

Tags: Police and Crime Commissioner

GAPTC new website

Hope you enjoy our new-look website, which went live today. All the usual features included as well as a comprehensive library of documents for our members. Let us know what you think.

Posted: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 09:20 by Anita Sach

Tags: Website

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Meeting with the new chairman of LGA

The NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, met with the new leader of the Local Government Association (LGA), Cllr James Jamieson on 16 September, here's a couple of highlights:

  • James is the leader of Central Bedfordshire Council, which is fully parished. James has a good understanding of the sector support required in the role of building stronger communities and place-shaping,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 09:14 by Anita Sach

Tags: Conservative party conference, Labour party conference, Liberal Democrat party conference, NALC, Redmond Review, larger councils, news

CiLCA mentoring sessions - commencing 11th October 2019

GAPTC have been asked to run additional CiLCA mentoring sessions, and have provisionally booked these to take place in Badgeworth Village Hall from 0930-1330 hrs on: -

Friday 11 October

Friday 6 December

Friday 7 February

Friday 3 April

The cost is :-

£235 – Councils with gross income up to £25,000

£395 - Councils with gross income greater than £25,000

If you are interested, please... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:38 by Alison Robinson

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

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