Hinton PC have achieved the Foundation level of the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) which demonstrates 'quality' at a foundation level.
There are three levels to LCAS; 'Foundation', 'Quality' and 'Quality Gold'. This is a nationally awarded scheme which is managed by the National Assocation of Local Councils (NALC).
If you are interested in achieving this status please contact NALC directly, and/or... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 15:57 by Anita Sach
Last week the NALC chair, Cllr Keith Stevens, attended a ministerial roundtable along with colleagues from the Local Government Association plus a ministerial webinar with council leaders. Issues covered the challenges facing councils in supporting the pandemic response, social care, provisional local government finance settlement and remote meetings. On remote meetings, ministers were... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 14:43 by Alison Robinson
NALC has published a new guide on website accessibility and publishing guidelines.
The website accessibility guide aims to help local parish and town councils ensure their websites meet the needs of all users — especially those with disabilities or impairments that use assistive technology. The guide explains what website accessibility is, how it affects local councils, the requirements, and compliance.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:26 by Kerrin Cocks
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
The GAPTC Executive Committee met on 10th November to agree the subscription fee for 2022/23.
The 2021/22 subs were 33.42 pence per electorate (this was made up of 26 pence to GAPTC and 7.42 pence to NALC).
At the NALC AGM it was agreed that the NALC contribution would increase from 7.42 pence to 7.49 pence for 2022/23 (just under 1%).
The Executive Committee considered the ambition of GAPTC (including... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 11:47 by Alison Robinson
Meeting with Local Government Association chairman
This week the NALC chair, Cllr Sue Baxter, held her latest meeting with the chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA), Cllr James Jamieson. Issues covered included remote meetings, civility and respect in public life, levelling up and devolution, sector-led improvement and neighbourhood planning. They both recognised the importance of NALC... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 16:43 by Alison Robinson
The Prime Minister confirmed on 12 July that Step 4 of the Roadmap will proceed as planned on Monday 19 July. This means most legal limits on social contact will be removed. There will no longer be limits on gatherings inside and outside and on social distancing. However as cases continue to rise the government is urging caution and personal responsibility.
What does this mean for local... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:30 by Alison Robinson
NALC continue to meet with County Officers every two weeks
NALC continue to meet fortnightly with county association officers to allow the sharing of ideas and good practice and ensure shared awareness of the issues and challenges facing county associations and local (parish and town) councils. The focus last week was on building positive relationships and links with the police and Police and Crime... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 10:46 by Alison Robinson
NALC young people event and young councillors network
How to get young people involved in local councils was the title of this week's brilliant sold out NALC event which heard from Cllr Katy Brooks, Pembury Parish Council, Cllr Chelsey Jay, Witham Town Council and Cllr Ollie Tucker, Axminster Town Council. All three shared really practical tips and advice on how to engage with young people in our communities.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 28 May 2021 17:39 by Alison Robinson
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is once again running its awards programme this year as part of its work to recognise the local (parish and town) council sector's achievements.
So far no applications have been made to the Start Council Awards from Gloucestershire - we know how interesting and dynamic you have been during the last year, especially during the COVID crisis. Please promote... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 07 May 2021 14:16 by Sue Creswick