Alison Robinson

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

Tags: GAPTC

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

GAPTC subscription fees 2019/20

The GAPTC Executive Committee met on Wednesday 24th October to agree the subscription fee for 2019/20.

The 2018/19 subs were 32.36 pence per electorate (this was made up of 25.5 pence to GAPTC and 6.86 pence to NALC).

At the NALC AGM it was agreed that the NALC contribution would increase from 6.86 pence to 6.99 pence for 2019/20 (an increase of 0.13 pence per elector).

At the GAPTC AGM in July a commitment... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:41 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, GAPTC, subscriptions, budget

GAPTC newsletter Sept 2018

What you can find in this newsletter:

  • New edition of Charles Arnold Baker on Local Council Administration about to be published
  • The law around giving money to the church
  • A note about the call for election for warded councils
  • Webinar on Local Regeneration
  • Wildlife and habitat information for community planning in Gloucestershire
  • Request for Chairmen email addresses……
  • Requesting advice from the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 08:10 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Garden Party, Fuel poverty advice, Advice requests, Gloucestershire Centre for Environmental Record, GCER, Regeneration, elections

GAPTC autumn training programme

New for this autumn is An Introduction to Procurement, something which more and more councils are becoming involved in as they initiate major projects. Our CEO, Alison Robinson, will be delivering this course using her extensive knowledge of procurement in the public sector. We have also just added courses on Planning and Chairmanship Skills.

We are also proud to be hosting a session of the 'Hearing... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:03 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Training

Quote of the week

"We have never lost a game, just sometimes we ran out of time."

Sir Alex Ferguson.

Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 08:36 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, quote of the week