NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

NALC continue to meet with County Officers every two weeks

NALC continue to meet fortnightly with county association officers to allow the sharing of ideas and good practice and ensure shared awareness of the issues and challenges facing county associations and local (parish and town) councils. The focus last week was on building positive relationships and links with the police and Police and Crime... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 10:46 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CCLA, Community town centre report, Councillor behaviours, LGBT+ network, NALC, Parliamentary Boundaries Review, Sanctions, Star Council Awards, Thank You Day, networking, news

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Congratulations to Karen Wilson, Assistant Clerk from Wotton under Edge Town Council who has achieved her CiLCA qualification.

This adds to our growing number of qualified clerks and officers who have passed the sector qualification.

If you are interested in studying for CiLCA get in contact with us, we have new mentoring sessions commencing in early Autumn.

Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 10:16 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Certificate in Local Council Administration, CiLCA

Local Council Award Scheme success

Southam PC has been successful in achieving the Foundation level of the LCAS. Well done to the Clerk and Councillors

Posted: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 12:39 by Dawn Laird

Tags: LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Congratulations Carlos Novoth at Stonehouse Town Council. He has achieved the CiLCA qualification - adding to the growing number of qualified clerks across Gloucestershire.

Posted: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 12:39 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CiLCA, GAPTC, news, sector qualification, success

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

NALC young people event and young councillors network

How to get young people involved in local councils was the title of this week's brilliant sold out NALC event which heard from Cllr Katy Brooks, Pembury Parish Council, Cllr Chelsey Jay, Witham Town Council and Cllr Ollie Tucker, Axminster Town Council. All three shared really practical tips and advice on how to engage with young people in our communities.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 May 2021 17:39 by Alison Robinson

Tags: All-Party Parliamentary Group on local democracy, Civility in public life, Climate Change task and finish group, NALC, communication tools, news, parish precept data, pay offer, rural economy and levelling up, young councillors

Health Inequalities Outcome Manager- employment opportunity

Health Inequalities Outcome Manager

COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on health inequalities and there is a commitment in the Council and the wider system to 'build back fairer'.

An exciting opportunity has therefore arisen for someone who is passionate about reducing health inequalities to join our enthusiastic and supportive team to drive forward this agenda.

NHS Gloucestershire CCG are seeking a competent... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 May 2021 14:37 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, employment opportunity, health inequalities

Presentation by Gloucestershire police TODAY on zoom at 6.30pm

GAPTC are hosting a presentation with the police at 6.30pm today.

Please email any questions in advance to

Topic: Presentation by Gloucestershire Police
Time: May 27, 2021 18:30 Greenwich Mean Time

Join Zoom Meeting

Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 14:19 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Gloucestershire, police, presentation

CPRE training seminars on PLANNING - starting 25th May 2021

On-line Planning Seminars for Town and Parish Councils

Tuesday 25th May 2021 2pm – 3.30pm

Seminar 1: Basic Principles and Decision Making

• How the Planning System Works • Origins and purpose of the planning system • The two strands: development management and plan-making Planning applications and sources of information • Using Council websites • What to look out for How... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 May 2021 15:26 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CPRE, planning, seminar, training

GAPTC CEO takes on challenge in aid of the Stroke Association

In September 2021 Alison Robinson (GAPTC CEO) will be taking on a new charity challenge raising money for the Stroke Association, a charity close to her heart having recovered from a stroke age 25.

The challenge is called the Ring O Fire and involves back to back ultra marathon over 3 days totalling 135 miles, climbing 13,000 feet (trying to beat cut off times).

Please sponsor Alison and/or send advice.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 May 2021 10:28 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Challenge, Charity, Running

Star Council Awards - Gloucestershire councils please submit your examples of good practice

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is once again running its awards programme this year as part of its work to recognise the local (parish and town) council sector's achievements.

So far no applications have been made to the Start Council Awards from Gloucestershire - we know how interesting and dynamic you have been during the last year, especially during the COVID crisis. Please promote... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 May 2021 14:16 by Sue Creswick

Tags: NALC, National Association of Local Councils, Star councils, news, sector good practice

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