Alison Robinson

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

Tags: GAPTC

GAPTC newsletter March 2019

Our informative newsletter was sent out to our member councils today and the contents included:

  • GAPTC 2019/20 subscription renewal form emailed – please look out for it
  • Congratulations to Gloucestershire achievers!
  • Reminder about purdah and the first meeting after elections
  • Gloucestershire VCS Alliance
  • NALC – legal update
  • New GAPTC email address - reminder
  • Details of new 'Buddying' system for... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:00 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Subscription request, purdah, Buddying, training, funding, News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, GAPTC, Grants, CiLCA

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

NALC Legal Update

Welcome to the third legal update and the first of 2019

GDPR – commenting on planning applications

Planning applications often contain personal data (as defined by the GDPR/ Data Protection Act 2018). Processing personal data is necessary for the exercise of planning functions, but that does not include a blanket approach to publishing such data on the internet.

Decisions on what information is... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:22 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, CIL, Planning, GAPTC, libraries, Committee on Standards in Publci Life, Ethical Standards, GDPR, Transparency

CiLCA success

Congratulations Katherine Kearns from Nailsworth Town Council on achieving CiLCA - brilliant news.

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 (you can book them via our website).

Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:29 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration, Stroud District, GAPTC, Training

MBE to Elisabeth Skinner

MBE to Elisabeth Skinner

Congratulations to Elisabeth Skinner who has been awarded an MBE for services to parish councils.

Hundreds of parish councils have cause to be grateful for Elisabeth's dedication and inspirational teaching skills which has helped to improve our sector.

Posted: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:14 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, SLCC, MBE

Our updated GAPTC Strategy is out....

Our updated GAPTC Strategy is out....

Our updated strategy is out, please look under 'G' in the documents section.

Posted: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 15:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, GAPTC, strategy, goals

Merry Christmas from all the staff at GAPTC, we look forward to working with you in 2019

Merry Christmas from all the staff at GAPTC, we look forward to working with you in 2019

The office will be closed from 4.00pm on 24th, we will be back in the office on 28th December.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Posted: Mon, 24 Dec 2018 12:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Christmas

Introduction from the new GAPTC Chairman

Having recently been elected as Chairman of the Executive Committee of GAPTC, I thought that I would write to all member councils to set out how I see GAPTC supporting you in the future. Firstly, however, may I wish all of you a Happy Christmas. This is a very busy time of the year, for families especially, but a very happy time too for most. Having spent many years in the Armed Forces, where periods... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:27 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Chairman update, welcome, priorities, support

Thanks to our outgoing GAPTC Executive Committee Chairman

Thanks to our outgoing GAPTC Executive Committee Chairman

Cllr Stephen Hirst has stepped down from the GAPTC EC after 6 years as Chairman.

He was invited to the meeting in November to thanks him for his contribution.

He was presented with some gifts, including some bespoke socks!

Stephen continues in his role as councillor at Tetbury Town Councillor.

Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Executive Committee, thanks

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