The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has set up panels to peer review applications from Gloucestershire, and other participating county associations, for Foundation, Quality and Quality Gold Local Council Award Scheme applications. The deadlines for 2022 submissions can be found HERE. NALC held a webinar in October, which went through how the scheme works, what information is needed to... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:20 by Kerrin Cocks
Alkington PC has been awarded Foundation level of the Local Council Award Scheme. The council was successful in its application in 2017 and, understanding the importance of the award, reapplied when the award expired after 4 years. The Foundation award is a way of benchmarking so that the community can be confident that the council is working lawfully and meets the required standards
Posted: Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:41 by Anita Sach
Southam PC has been successful in achieving the Foundation level of the LCAS. Well done to the Clerk and Councillors
Posted: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 12:39 by Anita Sach
What you can find in this newsletter:
Census 2021 - order posters by 24 February
NALC's MakeAChange campaign for the May 2021 elections (Stroud District councils only)
Section 137 limit for 2021-22
2020 amended Standing Orders
Updated NALC Local Council Award Scheme
21/22 Salary Scales
Gloucestershire Police campaign encouraging drivers not to use mobile phones while driving
Nominations for CPRE Gloucestershire... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 15:25 by Alison Robinson
NALC urges the government to strengthen the standards regime
The NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, has written to Robert Jenrick MP, secretary of state for Housing, Communities and Local Government, to renew the call for changes to the current standards regime. Sue's letter urges him to respond to the Committee on Standards in Public Life review of local government ethical standards, to support its recommendations... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 13:45 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations to Charlton Kings Parish Council on successfully achieving Quality level in the Local Council Award Scheme.
This was our last assessment as a county panel, the new assessment has now commenced and all new LCAS applications will be submitted to a national panel.
Please get in touch if you would like to apply.
Posted: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 11:31 by Alison Robinson
LGA chairman joins NALC online event panel
Cllr James Jamieson, chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA) will join NALC's online event, Leaders' talk: Building back stronger communities on 25 August 2020. Cllr Jamieson will talk about LGA's latest Re-thinking local campaign, reassessing what we want from local areas, public spaces and communities, having the right tools and resources so councils... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 09:39 by Alison Robinson
NALC's newly elected Management Board of eleven elected councillors, tasked with oversight of NALC, met on 28 January, here's a summary:
- New members Cllr Paul Harvey (Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes) and Cllr Bob Blezzard (Isle of Wight) were welcomed to the Board along with the new vice-chairman (member services), Cllr Mike Drew (Avon)
- Councillors discussed their fiduciary roles as... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 16:01 by Alison Robinson
Yesterday evening at the Quedgeley Town Council full council meeting they were presented with the Local Council Award Scheme Quality Gold, which is an outstanding achievement for the sector.
If you are interested in finding out about applying contact the office, we are happy to talk to Clerks, councillors and the community about the scheme - as any feedback to improve is welcomed.
Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:52 by Alison Robinson
Congratulations to Quedgeley Town Council on achieving Quality Gold in the Local Council Award Scheme.
The assessment panel met with the council (staff and councillors) today and a tour of projects/services was provided.
This is a brilliant achievement and shows another local council working to an exemplar standard.
Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:44 by Alison Robinson