CEO

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

Tags: GAPTC

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Judicial review outcome

The court has concluded a decision by Slough Borough Council to abolish two parish councils was flawed and should be quashed. The recent judicial review case of Britwell Parish Council v Slough Borough Council has given us some helpful guidance on the interpretation of the law and government guidance on community governance reviews. Well done to all colleagues involved in supporting... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:35 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Judicial Review, local elections, Telegraph article, consultations, Borrowing approval, PWLB, News, National Association for Local Councils, Training, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration, GAPTC

LCAS success

Congratulations Charlton Kings Parish Council on achieving Local Council Award Scheme 'foundation' level.

The council produced good work and are the first council in the Cheltenham borough to achieve the award.

Well done.

Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:49 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, National Association for Local Councils, Local Council Award Scheme, LCAS, GAPTC

BREXIT

All,

There is a strategic coalition group comprising of Gloucestershire County Council, all the district authorities, blue light organisations, the army...

The website https://euexit.campaign.gov.uk/ provides some generic advice regarding our exit from the EU.

Principal authorities in conjunction with other public bodies are putting into place contingency plans to address:-

* Fuel shortage implications... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:59 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, BREXIT, update

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