Alison Robinson

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

Author: Anita Sach

More CiLCA success

Congratulations to Geraldine Connor of Churchdown PC on achieving CiLCA - a great achievement.

If you are interested in completing this sector qualification contact the office on 01452 883388. We encourage all clerks to become qualified, the mentoring sessions will commence again in March.

Posted: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 13:37 by Anita Sach

Tags: CiLCA

New Section 137 amount for the 2019/20 financial year

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced that the Section 137 limit for 2019/20 financial year will be £8.12 per elector.

Posted: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:11 by Anita Sach

Tags: Section 137, finance

Happy New Year from the GAPTC team

Alison, Sue, Anita and Shirley would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and successful 2019.

To start the new year we have just sent out our first newsletter of 2019, so please look out for it in your inbox and share it with your councillors.

We look forward to working with you in 2019.

Posted: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 11:37 by Anita Sach

Tags: News

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Provisional local government finance settlement

The provisional local government finance settlement was published on 13 December and the government has confirmed it's plans in the technical consultation not to extend council tax referendum principles to local (parish and town) councils for 2019-20. The key section from the consultation paper on the settlement published alongside the statement says:... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:51 by Anita Sach

Tags: NALC, news, financial settlement, lobbying, BHIB, Spring Conference 2019, Councillor of the Year 2018, Coleford Town Council, Forest of Dean, FOD, Committee on Standards in Public Life, salary scales

NALC's Chief Executive's bulletin

Loneliness strategy

This week our chairman Cllr Sue Baxter attended two events about tackling loneliness and isolation: the first being the launch of the government's loneliness strategy, which we contributed to with examples of work by local (parish and town) councils and includes a commitment by the government 'to work with the Local Government Association and NALC to explore an effective means of... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 11:59 by Anita Sach

Tags: NALC

Forest of Dean Dementia Action Alliance - why you should join up

You should all have been contacted by now by one of the Dementia Friendly Community Enablers to introduce themselves to you and to:

  • Talk to you about Dementia Friendly Communities
  • Ask you to become a member of the Forest of Dean Dementia Action Alliance.

We would like to get every Parish and Town Council signed up by the end of this year. Why?

  • Some of the needs highlighted by people living with dementia... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:09 by Anita Sach

Tags: Forest of Dean

GAPTC Chief Exec pleased to be part of the winning team in partnership with Stroud District Council

GAPTC Chief Exec pleased to be part of the winning team in partnership with Stroud District Council

Stroud District Council is celebrating winning a prestigious competition designed to test the mettle of the next generation of senior staff.

The Stroud District Council partnership team, run in conjunction with Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, scooped the top award ahead of 21 other teams at the annual South West Challenge.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:27 by Anita Sach

Tags: News

Stroud District Council Community Governance Review underway

Stroud District Council is undertaking a Community Governance Review, which is the process used to consider whether existing parish arrangements should be changed in any way. This includes:
 Altering the boundaries of existing parishes;
 Changing the names of existing parishes;
 Creating a new parish or abolishing an existing parish;
 The electoral arrangements for parish councils (including... Read More »



Posted: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:41 by Anita Sach

Tags: Community Governance Review

National Planning Policy Framework update

The update to the NPPF has been published (under N in the documents section) where 85 of the proposals in the Housing White Paper have been implemented.

Posted: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 13:51 by Anita Sach

Tags: Planning NPPF

CiLCA success

Congratulations to Rachel Russell from Stonehouse Town Council who has successfully gained her CiLCA qualification. She is one of the growing numbers of qualified clerks across Gloucestershire, so why not consider working towards CiLCA? We are happy to discuss it with you.

Posted: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:21 by Anita Sach

Tags: CiLCA