Alison Robinson

Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
Cranham House (the OPEX
Building), Falcon Close, Green
Farm Business Park, Gloucester
GL2 4LY

Author: Alison Robinson

MBE to Elisabeth Skinner

MBE to Elisabeth Skinner

Congratulations to Elisabeth Skinner who has been awarded an MBE for services to parish councils.

Hundreds of parish councils have cause to be grateful for Elisabeth's dedication and inspirational teaching skills which has helped to improve our sector.

Posted: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:14 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, SLCC, MBE

Our updated GAPTC Strategy is out....

Our updated GAPTC Strategy is out....

Our updated strategy is out, please look under 'G' in the documents section.

Posted: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 15:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, GAPTC, strategy, goals

Merry Christmas from all the staff at GAPTC, we look forward to working with you in 2019

Merry Christmas from all the staff at GAPTC, we look forward to working with you in 2019

The office will be closed from 4.00pm on 24th, we will be back in the office on 28th December.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Posted: Mon, 24 Dec 2018 12:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Christmas

Introduction from the new GAPTC Chairman

Having recently been elected as Chairman of the Executive Committee of GAPTC, I thought that I would write to all member councils to set out how I see GAPTC supporting you in the future. Firstly, however, may I wish all of you a Happy Christmas. This is a very busy time of the year, for families especially, but a very happy time too for most. Having spent many years in the Armed Forces, where periods... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:27 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Chairman update, welcome, priorities, support

Falmouth Town Council Re-submitting Toilet Tax SCA Proposal To Government In 01/19 - Request To Complete / Promote Completion of Short Evidence Survey By Member Councils In Your Areas By 10/12/18

Falmouth Town Council, supported by NALC, would like to re-submit a proposal under the Sustainable Communities Act for legislative change to grant local (parish and town) councils mandatory 100% business rates relief on public toilets that they own or manage. This follows the submission of a proposal in December 2017 from Falmouth Town Council formally requesting complete mandatory rate relief from... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:50 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, toilet tax, survey

Thanks to our outgoing GAPTC Executive Committee Chairman

Thanks to our outgoing GAPTC Executive Committee Chairman

Cllr Stephen Hirst has stepped down from the GAPTC EC after 6 years as Chairman.

He was invited to the meeting in November to thanks him for his contribution.

He was presented with some gifts, including some bespoke socks!

Stephen continues in his role as councillor at Tetbury Town Councillor.

Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Executive Committee, thanks

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Budget announcement on public toilets

On Monday, the chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, answered NALC's call to end the toilet tax by announcing in his Budget 2018 that public toilets will receive new mandatory business rates relief. This is amazing news given the extensive campaign by NALC in recent years and the last 12 months in particular – working with members of parliament,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:48 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, GDPR, unitarisation, unitary authorities, local government structures, financial settlement, star councils, diversity in local councils, diversity, annual conference, budget 2018, toilet tax

Star Councils 2018 - Congratulations to Coleford Town Council

COUNCILLOR OF THE YEAR goes to Cllr Nick Penny, Coleford Town Council.

NALC held its annual conference on Monday and Tuesday this week, the conference also announced the winners of the star councils awards.

Congratulations got to Cllr Penny (councillor of the year), Cllr Penny has been the driving force behind Coleford Town Councils goal to regenerate the town by proving a high quality green leisure... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:16 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, star councils, GAPTC, Forest of Dean, good practice