Alison Robinson

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

Tags: NALC

Councillor/candidate home address

A letter from Rishi Sunak MP (MHCLG) to local authorities has been drawn up regarding the publication of councillors' and candidates' home addresses.

In the letter he confirms that he is taking forward a recommendation from the Committee on Standards in Public Life Review of Intimidation in Public Life that the Government should bring forward legislation to remove the requirement for candidates standing... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:29 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, elections

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Policy Committee

The NALC Policy Committee, which oversees the policy-making and campaigning work, met on 6 March, here are a few highlights in advance of the draft minutes being available:

  • An extensive discussion on the flexible and diverse funding theme of NALC's A prospectus for ultra-localism, with a particular focus on our policy on business rate reform, where it was agreed our submission to the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Policy committee, CIL, Community Infrastructure Levy, Ordnance Survey, OS, News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils

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

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

LCAS success

LCAS success

Congratulations to Kemble & Ewen Parish Council who have achieved foundation level in the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS).

Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:29 by Alison Robinson

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

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Congratulations Robert Stone from Gotherington Parish Council on achieving CiLCA.

The next CiLCA mentoring sessions commence in March so if you are interested in becoming qualified please contact us.

Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:39 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, Training, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

NALC Elections Campaign

Last week NALC launched a new promotional video as part of the #MakeAChange elections campaign to encourage more people to stand for election as local councillors in the forthcoming elections in May 2019. The new video aims to help people looking to stand for election to understand the steps they will have to take to become a councillor. Watch the six steps to becoming a local... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 07:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Digital mapping, policy consulation, Communities Framework, Elections campaign, Local Council Award Scheme

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

NALC Larger Councils Committee
The Larger Councils Committee met on 22 January at CCLA in London, here's a brief summary:

  • Colleagues from CCLA welcomed the Committee to their offices and gave a brief overview of their work with the charities, churches and local authorities sectors, with total funds under management close to £9bn, the public sector making up almost 20% (£1.7bn) and some 700... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:35 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LCR, Larger Councils Committee, diversity, Spring Clean, Voice of the Councillor, NALC, News, National Association for Local Councils

Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2019 attendees announced

Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2019 attendees announced

We selected names out of the hat at 5pm yesterday and the successful councils were: -

* Stow on the Wold Town Council (Cotswolds District) Cllr Vera Norwood + guest

* Alvington parish council (Forest of Dean District) Cllr Alan Haslam + guest

Posted: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:56 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Cotswolds, Garden Party, Forest of Dean, FOD

Project examples relating to the loneliness initiative - contact NALC

NALC are involved in a loneliness project and are requesting that parish and town councils that are involved either directly or in partnership with any projects aimed at tackling loneliness contact Andrew Tubb at the NALC offices.

Often, loneliness is associated with older people who live on their own; but loneliness is not just about social isolation therefore, people can be lonely, but not necessarily... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:13 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, loneliness, good practice, projects, social isolation, communities, community engagement