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

Author: Alison Robinson

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Cyber Security accreditation
NALC have announced their successful accreditation to the Cyber Essentials scheme, which demonstrates their commitment to data and cybersecurity. You can find further information and five jargon-free technical measures to help protect your organization from cyber threats here along with full information regarding accreditation.

Data protection fees

The Information Commissioner's... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 May 2019 16:09 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Cyber security, data protection fees, Information Commissioner's Office, ICO, EXPO event, Digital Mapping, Parish On-line, update from Essex CALC, Traffic Commissioner consultation, High Street Heritage Action Zones

LCAS success

LCAS success

More Local Council Award Scheme success. This time for Newent Town Council who have achieved 'Quality' level with an excellent application.

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2019 14:39 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, LCAS, GAPTC, quality, Local Council Award Scheme

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Meeting with housing minister

The NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, and head of policy and communications, Justin Griggs, met the housing minister, Kit Malthouse MP, last week, primarily to discuss neighbourhood planning.

  • Sue welcomed his engagement with NALC and the Hampshire Association of Local Councils, in particular through Lobby Day, outlining the important role of local (parish and town) councils... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 May 2019 11:54 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Neighnourhood Planning, Housing, LCR, VE Day 75, Historic England review, News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Judicial review outcome

The court has concluded a decision by Slough Borough Council to abolish two parish councils was flawed and should be quashed. The recent judicial review case of Britwell Parish Council v Slough Borough Council has given us some helpful guidance on the interpretation of the law and government guidance on community governance reviews. Well done to all colleagues involved in supporting... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:35 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Judicial Review, local elections, Telegraph article, consultations, Borrowing approval, PWLB, News, National Association for Local Councils, Training, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration, GAPTC

LEP - Local Industrial Strategy (call for evidence)

Gloucestershire's Local Industrial Strategy will set the direction for the future of Gloucestershire's economy. It will help to inform local choices, prioritise local action and, where appropriate, help to inform decisions at a national level.

It will guide local investment alongside funding which is granted to Local Enterprise Partnerships by central government and other national schemes.

To prepare... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:57 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, LEP, Local Enterprise Partnership, local industrial strategy, rural economy, urban economy

LCAS success

LCAS success

Congratulations to Tewkesbury Town council on achieving the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) 'foundation' level.

Brilliant achievement.

Posted: Tue, 09 Apr 2019 15:51 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, Local Council Award Scheme, LCAS

LCAS success

Congratulations Charlton Kings Parish Council on achieving Local Council Award Scheme 'foundation' level.

The council produced good work and are the first council in the Cheltenham borough to achieve the award.

Well done.

Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:49 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, National Association for Local Councils, Local Council Award Scheme, LCAS, GAPTC

BREXIT

All,

There is a strategic coalition group comprising of Gloucestershire County Council, all the district authorities, blue light organisations, the army...

The website https://euexit.campaign.gov.uk/ provides some generic advice regarding our exit from the EU.

Principal authorities in conjunction with other public bodies are putting into place contingency plans to address:-

* Fuel shortage implications... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:59 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, BREXIT, update

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Meeting with the local government minister

Funding was top of the agenda for the meeting the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, and Jonathon Owen had with the local government minister, Rishi Sunak MP, on 20 March. Here are a few key points.

  • Sue highlighted last week's National Assembly motion and expressed the strong concern about local (parish and town) councils not being eligible to apply for certain... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:01 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Local government minister meeting, BHIB, AGAR, Annual Governance and Accountability Return, EXPO, NALC, The Great British Spring Clean, NALC Assembly, News