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
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
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
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
Our updated strategy is out, please look under 'G' in the documents section.
Posted: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 15:34 by Alison Robinson
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
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
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
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