LCR interview with Rishi Sunak MP
Last week, Marie Dill, LCR editor met with Rishi Sunak MP to talk about local (parish and town) councils. Just one of the encouraging things he said regarding the sector was: "It's an incredibly exciting time to be in what I would call ultra-local government. We're creating more [local councils], and they are doing more things, which impact their communities, and I... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:20 by Alison Robinson
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy, supported by NALC, held its Annual General Meeting on 13 July 2018 at Portcullis House. The NALC Chief Executive was delighted with MPs and peers praise of NALC's work engaging with parliament on a range of issues, and for the excellent support NALC provide to the group as its secretariat.
Other headlines include:
- Highlights of the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:32 by Alison Robinson
Ledbury case and new legal guidance
Last week Jonathon Owen, chief executive of NALC spoke to Rob Smith, chief executive of Society of Local Council Clerks, to talk about the implications of the high court judgment on a judicial review claim by a councillor against Ledbury Town Council. They both agreed to send a joint letter to the government and the Committee on Standards in Public Life and Local... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:27 by Alison Robinson
General Data Protection Regulations
All member councils were sent a copy of the NALC toolkit which contains model policies and templates to use. NALC and SLCC are working together to clarify the situation on the role of the Data Protection Officer on a national basis and with the Bill going through the House of Commons recently, we hope to have more clarification soon. Until then review the information... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:52 by Alison Robinson
Your AGM papers were sent out last week, which included our team effort of a sector related poem to spark ideas/imaginations of others.
Please submit your poems to us by Friday 7th July which is a week in advance of the AGM (15th July), as this will provide the 'panel' time to judge the entries.
This competition offers a bit of light relief, humor, and an opportunity to 'win' some free GAPTC training... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:38 by Alison Robinson
Look out for the GAPTC AGM paperwork which is being emailed out to clerks today, and we will post a hardcopy to you next week.
Posted: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:03 by Alison Robinson
GAPTC AGM REPORT JULY 2016
GAPTC were pleased with the turnout for our Annual General Meeting which took place on a lovely Saturday in Newent.
In addition to the formal business, we were provided with an informative talk about Public Rights of Way including road classification by Andrew Houldey from GCC, and a 'pub quiz' with questions based on the law and procedures for parish and town councils.
Andrew... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:05 by Alison Robinson
The GAPTC AGM takes place on 16th July at Centigen, Riversmeet, Newent.
The meeting will commence at 10.30am, the speaker is Andrew Houldey, Gloucestershire County Council who will be conducting a presentation on 'Public Rights of Way'.
Following formal business, there will a 'quick quiz' on the sector, with some quirky prizes.
A buffet lunch will be provided.
Posted: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:50 by Alison Robinson
This is a reminder to Councils to consider submitting a RESOLUTION for debate at the Annual General Meeting
RESOLUTIONS, as approved by your Council, should be in writing/email and must be received in this office by
Friday 3rd June 2016
Your resolution becomes a 'proposal' to our AGM, where it is presented by a member of your Council, debated and any action agreed.
Your topic for debate can be one affecting... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 04 May 2016 13:37 by Anita Sach