ENABLING PARISH & TOWN COUNCILS IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE SINCE 1939

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CouncilsCan Day

The Local Government Association (LGA) hosted its second #CouncilsCan Day on 10 November, and it was good to see many local councils getting involved and sharing the fantastic work they've been doing. Just some of the great examples included:

  • Hedge End Town Council: managing litter picker walks, which covers upwards of 13,000 steps each day, no matter the weather volunteers show up and do it with a... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:36 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Councils Can, LGA, NALC, getting involved, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin


This week NALC wrote a joint letter with the Society of Local Councils Clerks to the sector to commend your efforts but also asking you to stop holding meetings. The new Coronavirus Act includes a measure on local authority meetings but new regulations are now needed before councils are allowed to hold meetings remotely. NALC are pressing for progress on this as a matter of urgency.

NALC have been updating... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:18 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, LGA, LGC magazine, Local Government Association, NALC, NALC management board, advice, news, precept statistics

LGA advice on the Coronavirus

LGA advice on the Coronavirus

NALC has shared a link to the Local Government Association website, which contains information for local councils about the Coronavirus and a useful list of government advice sources, which you should check at regular intervals.

https://www.local.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-councils

Posted: Thu, 05 Mar 2020 13:43 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Coronavirus, LGA

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

The Sun backs toilet tax campaign

The Sun – signalled its backing to NALC's toilet tax campaign this week. Huge thanks to Richard Holden MP, the new co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on local democracy for his support in calling on the new chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, to address this in his budget on 11 March. Read The Sun's story and leader column, and Richard's article on Conservative... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 13:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Enabling social action, LGA, VE Day, toilet tax

LGA - Rural communities face a post-Brexit 'perfect storm' councils warn

https://www.wired-gov.net/wg/news.nsf/print/LGA+Rural+communities+face+a+postBrexit+perfect+storm+councils+warn+06072018094000

Unaffordable homes, poor connectivity, skills gaps and health inequalities are combining to create a "perfect storm" that is threatening the future success and prosperity of rural areas, council leaders revealed this week

The LGA set up a Post-Brexit England Commission to examine... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:02 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LGA, News, POst Brexit England, rural

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Model standing orders

· NALC has published new model standing orders. These replace the model standing orders contained in Local Councils Explained (© 2013 NALC). The new model standing orders incorporate or reference new legislation introduced after the last model standing orders were published in 2013. These are available on the GAPTC website. Legal Topic Notes 1, 2, 5, 8 and 87 have also... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:28 by Alison Robinson

Tags: ALCC, Conference, GDPR, LCR, LGA, Local Government Pay Scales, Management Board, Model Standing Orders, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, fair funding, unauthorised development and encampments

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

NALC and BHIB insurance brokers

· To celebrate NALC's strong relationship with BHIB Insurance Brokers, the NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter this week wrote an open letter to all local councils about their great commitment to the sector, tailored risk management offer, support to NALC as well as the new role as an Outreach Partner for the Aviva Community Fund.

Council tax levels for 2018-19

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Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LGA, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Neighbourhood planning, News, SAAA

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Data Protection Bill and GDPR

· NALC's concerns over the impact of the Data Protection Bill and GDPR on local councils were picked up in Parliament last week as well as extensively in the media. Prior to last Monday's Second Reading of the Bill the NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter wrote to secretary of state for digital, culture media and sport, Matt Hancock MP and NALC issued a press release.

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Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:25 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Data Protection, GDPR, International Women's Day, LGA, Lobby Day, NALC, NPPF, National Association for Local Councils, National Planning Policy Framework, News, Policy Committee, events

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

GDPR update

·NALC's published their new GDPR toolkit last week, prepared on our behalf by law firm Winckworth Sherwood, which is available to member councils and county associations on the NALC website.

·The Data Protection Bill continues its passage through the House of Commons on Monday and NALC have produced a short briefing to MPs to highlight concerns, as well as writing to the digital... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:08 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GDPR, LGA, Local Government Association, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, data protection, finance committee, local government reorganisation, localism, planning

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