Welcome to new GAPTC team member

Welcome to new GAPTC team member

Welcome to Kerrin Cocks who joins the GAPTC team on 13th September in the role of Strategic Support Officer. A professional writer, she brings to the team a new skill set including marketing, media, and event organising.

Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 13:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, Strategic Support Officer, new staff

Gloucestershire councils can save carbon and cash comparing energy

Gloucestershire councils can save carbon and cash comparing energy


Whilst it can be an easily overlooked area of responsibility for busy council clerks, making sure that the energy consumed by council properties and streetlights is competitive and responsibly sourced can reap rewards for both the environment and the council's purse.

As a non-domestic... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 14:00 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CUS, Clear Utility Solutions, GAPTC, partners, save carbon and cash

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Congratulations Carlos Novoth at Stonehouse Town Council. He has achieved the CiLCA qualification - adding to the growing number of qualified clerks across Gloucestershire.

Posted: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 12:39 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CiLCA, GAPTC, news, sector qualification, success

Engagement Board - Covid19 update

The Engagement Board met on Friday 15th January at 1pm, there were 21 in attendance.


There has been an increase in occupancy rates in hospital.

There are higher rates of positive tests but it is reducing.

The greater proportion of tests have been in the 20-to-59-year age group.

There is a higher rate of deaths in hospital than in a community setting.

Vaccination programme

Steve Hams (coordinating... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, GAPTC, News, Vaccinations

Happy New Year

Happy New Year all,

We are all back in the office and look forward to working with you again this year.

Here's to a positive, healthy and productive year.

All the best

GAPTC team

Posted: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 11:17 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, Happy New Year, News

Christmas Greetings 2020 - GAPTC

Christmas Greetings 2020 - GAPTC

Merry Christmas to all our members and partners that have supported GAPTC across 2020.

We made it - we got through 2020!

It's been a difficult year but parish councils have really stepped up so thank you so much.

We are closed from 5pm today and return to the office on 4th January.

All the best.

Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 15:22 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Christmas, GAPTC, news

GAPTC - here to help

You will have been receiving regular updates from Anita Sach who is coordinating communications, the updates on COVID19 are going straight on to the webpage.

We had an amazing response to our survey from local councils about the work being undertaken during this crisis, further evidencing the positive impact the sector makes – the information will be presented next week.

Sue Creswick is responding... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 01 May 2020 14:28 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: GAPTC, NALC, news, remote meetings, support, update

GAPTC - available to support members

During these unprecedented times, by following Government guidelines we want to reassure you that the health and safety of our members, employees and their families continues to be our priority. We believe that now is the time for us to come together and support one another more than ever.

Whilst we have stopped face to face meetings we're continuing to support our members and doing all that we can... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 17:23 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, news, update

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin


As the Coronavirus situation develops, we all should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly. The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a very useful list of different government advice sources including for employers. Additionally, you may find the advice from ACAS useful in considering any employment-related matters that may impact... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: ACRE, Centre for Ageing Better, Coronavirus, GAPTC, Improvement and Development Board, NALC, devolution, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Happy New Year and chairman's open letter
This is the first bulletin of the 2020, so on behalf of everyone at NALC happy and prosperous New Year! And in case you missed it just before Christmas, the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, wrote a New Year open letter to all councillors about working together to build stronger communities. Sue's letter pays tribute to the work of councillors, explains how local... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:00 by Alison Robinson

Tags: British toilet association, GAPTC, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, council tax referendum principles, meeting with government officials, study tour, village halls