Alison Robinson

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

Tags: NALC

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

Training news

2019 training courses

Here is an update on the courses available for this year. New for 2019 is Digital Mapping training with Pear Technology which will take place on 13 February. With elections in May 2019 for the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and Tewkesbury, new councillor training has been set up for the summer and Chairmanship Skills and planning training will be added shortly. Full information on course... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:58 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, Training, CiLCA

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Happy New Year!

NALC would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2019.

Local Council Award Scheme

At the end of 2018, 326 local (parish and town) councils had already achieved a prestigious national award through the Local Council Award Scheme, recognised by the government, Local Government Association, and Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC), and administered by NALC and county... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 15:54 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Local Council Award Scheme, LCAS, geological disposal, meetings, events, study tour, 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

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Provisional local government finance settlement

The provisional local government finance settlement was published on 13 December and the government has confirmed it's plans in the technical consultation not to extend council tax referendum principles to local (parish and town) councils for 2019-20. The key section from the consultation paper on the settlement published alongside the statement says:... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:51 by Anita Sach

Tags: NALC, news, financial settlement, lobbying, BHIB, Spring Conference 2019, Councillor of the Year 2018, Coleford Town Council, Forest of Dean, FOD, Committee on Standards in Public Life, salary scales

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Budget announcement on public toilets

On Monday, the chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, answered NALC's call to end the toilet tax by announcing in his Budget 2018 that public toilets will receive new mandatory business rates relief. This is amazing news given the extensive campaign by NALC in recent years and the last 12 months in particular – working with members of parliament,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:48 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, GDPR, unitarisation, unitary authorities, local government structures, financial settlement, star councils, diversity in local councils, diversity, annual conference, budget 2018, toilet tax

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