Tags: COVID19

Remote meetings

At the GAPTC AGM in July 2021 a motion was submitted and approved to ask NALC to lobby government for local councils to be able to meet remotely.

This remains high on the agenda with NALC.

See link below to sign the petition.

Petition · For Councils in England to have the choice to meet remotely · Change.org

Posted: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 11:35 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Remote meetings, lobbying

STROUD DISTRICT - Applications are now open for two new community grants

Stroud District Council is inviting applications from organisations for funds to help support communities recover in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Community Wellbeing Grant is for groups who work with their communities to reduce inequality and promote aspects of wellbeing such as physical, mental and financial health, social connection, arts, culture, heritage and the environment.

It is intended... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:13 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Community Wellbeing, Small grants, Stroud District, grants

Guidance on COVID19

General position

The Prime Minister confirmed on 12 July that Step 4 of the Roadmap will proceed as planned on Monday 19 July. This means most legal limits on social contact will be removed. There will no longer be limits on gatherings inside and outside and on social distancing. However as cases continue to rise the government is urging caution and personal responsibility.

What does this mean for local... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:30 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, NALC, face to face meetings, risk asessments

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



Local councils including parish and town councils and parish meetings must return to holding physical meetings from May 7th, 2021. The recent High Court ruling means that the facility to meet and make decisions using virtual meeting arrangements is no longer lawful.

Working with the other six County Associations in the South West Region, we have developed common... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 May 2021 14:11 by Sue Creswick

Tags: COVID19, Physical meetings, safe council meetings

Returning to face to face meetings

We are receiving a number of enquiries about returning to face-to-face meetings. NALC has confirmed that the legislation enabling us to meet remotely will end on 6 May and that government does not intend to revisit the legislation.

You should consider holding your Annual Parish/Town meeting/assembly remotely before 7 May or after that date consider holding them outside. Annual Meetings have to be held... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:49 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, News, face to face meetings

Keep going...It will be worth it!

Over the next two weeks, Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) will be reminding people about the things they can now do as of 29 March, whilst looking ahead to the restrictions that are set to ease from Monday 12 April. Find out more about the Government's roadmap.

It's crucial to keep reminding people that whilst we can now socialise outdoors, we must keep taking steps to prevent and further reduce... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 11:02 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, News

COVID-19 vaccination walk in service for over 50s – 1st dose

GP surgery teams are piloting an additional vaccination walk in service on Saturday 3 April (10 to 4pm) in two areas of the county – Gloucester and Cheltenham - for those people aged 50 and over who have yet to take up the offer of their 1st dose.

The bulk of vaccinations have, and continue to be, provided by appointment through 10 GP led primary care network community vaccination centres and... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 13:39 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, vaccination, walk-in

Government announces remote meeting powers not being extended

Robert Jenrick MP, secretary of state at the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), has written to council leaders about remote meetings to confirm the government will not bring forward emergency legislation on this issue at this time. The NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, has responded to express her disappointment, as has the Local Government Association (LGA) in their statement... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:42 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, NALC, remote meetings