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

Tags: Forest of Dean

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Forest of Dean parish/town councils ONLY

CIL

FODDC have no CIL scheme at present and have not reached the stage of making a final decision about whether to introduce one. The Council have however asked that the feasibility of CIL be examined and we are about to commission some work which will provide some indicative values in order that the potential for a CIL can be investigated. Once we have the information about potential values it will... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 09:30 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Forest of Dean, CIL, Community Infrastructure Levy

Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2019 attendees announced

Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2019 attendees announced

We selected names out of the hat at 5pm yesterday and the successful councils were: -

* Stow on the Wold Town Council (Cotswolds District) Cllr Vera Norwood + guest

* Alvington parish council (Forest of Dean District) Cllr Alan Haslam + guest

Posted: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:56 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Cotswolds, Garden Party, Forest of Dean, FOD

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

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

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

Star Council Award 2018 - this year's finalists (Well done Coleford Town Council)

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Star Council Awards are the only awards in England to recognise the achievements of local council sector.

The awards celebrate the positive impact of local (parish and town) councils, county associations, councillors and clerks.

The judging panel met on 14 September 2018 to choose this year's finalists to make their decision on who will be crowned the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:27 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, star councils, quality, Forest of Dean, FOD

FOA Forest of Dean District - youth provision

The proposal for the establishment of a Forest Youth Association is being discussed at 7pm on Thursday 13th September 2018 at Cinderford Town Council, Belle Vue Centre.

Please note this is the start of a process, so lots of ideas/options are on the table to identify a way forward for youth provision in FOD which may be supported by parish and town councils.

There is no need to book but if you would like... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 08:46 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, FOD, Forest of Dean, youth, youth provision

Forest of Dean parish/town councils ONLY

The proposal for the establishment of a Forest Youth Association is being discussed at :

7pm on Thursday 13th September 2018 at Cinderford Town Council, Bellvue Centre.

Please note this is the start of a process, so lots of ideas/options are on the table to identify a way forward for youth provision in FOD which may be supported by parish and town councils.

Posted: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:48 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, youth provision, Forest of Dean, FOD

Free 'Dementia Champion' training session for FOD parish/town councils

FOD Dementia Champions - aimed at Parish/Town Councillors - free training session 17th May

Can you email training@gaptc.org.uk, to confirm names and numbers that can attend, so organisers can prepare paperwork/certificates/refreshments?

Dear FoD Councils,

The FOD District Council is providing some training for parish/town councillors to enable them to become dementia champions in their community

The session... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 May 2016 17:27 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Forest of Dean, FOD, Training

FOD Dementia Champions - aimed at Parish/Town Councillors - free training session 17th May

Dear FoD Councils,

The FOD District Council is providing some training for parish/town councillors to enable them to become dementia champions in their community

The session is taking place on:-

17th May - 6-8 pm, FOD DC offices

A follow up session will take place on (same timings)

29th September - 6-8 pm, FOD DC offices

Can you email training@gaptc.org.uk, to confirm names and numbers that can attend, so... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 03 May 2016 14:18 by Alison Robinson

Tags: FOD, Forest of Dean, Training, dementia champion

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