Tags: NALC

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: GAPTC, NALC, goals, strategy

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

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: Forest of Dean, GAPTC, NALC, News, good practice, star councils

GAPTC subscription fees 2019/20

The GAPTC Executive Committee met on Wednesday 24th October to agree the subscription fee for 2019/20.

The 2018/19 subs were 32.36 pence per electorate (this was made up of 25.5 pence to GAPTC and 6.86 pence to NALC).

At the NALC AGM it was agreed that the NALC contribution would increase from 6.86 pence to 6.99 pence for 2019/20 (an increase of 0.13 pence per elector).

At the GAPTC AGM in July a commitment... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:41 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, budget, subscriptions

NALC's Chief Executive's bulletin

Loneliness strategy

This week our chairman Cllr Sue Baxter attended two events about tackling loneliness and isolation: the first being the launch of the government's loneliness strategy, which we contributed to with examples of work by local (parish and town) councils and includes a commitment by the government 'to work with the Local Government Association and NALC to explore an effective means of... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 11:59 by Anita Sach

Tags: NALC

NALC poll shows support for single code of conduct

The majority of town and parish councils support the introduction of a single, mandatory code of conduct, according to a new poll conducted by the National Association of Local Councils' (NALC).The research found 90% of those surveyed support the same code of conduct for all local authorities.

Nearly 70% would also like new powers to impose additional sanctions, with 60% saying current sanctions are... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, code of conduct, ethical standards, national training programme

NALC update - Jonathon Owen (Chief Executive)

Star Council Awards

The wait is finally over! This week NALC have announced the Star Council Awards finalists. This year the Council of the Year award will be decided by you. Find out more about the nominations and cast your vote by 12 October 2018. Winners will be announced at the Annual Conference on 30 October. Check out the finalists list!

Beacon lighting safety guidance

Many local (parish and town)... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:16 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Aviva Community Fund, Dementia, Great British Highstreet Awards, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, News, Tree charter, beacon lighting safety guidance, larger council committee, star councils

Star Council Award 2018 - this year's finalists (Well done Coleford Town Council)

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Star Council Awards are the only awards in England to recognise the achievements of local council sector.

The awards celebrate the positive impact of local (parish and town) councils, county associations, councillors and clerks.

The judging panel met on 14 September 2018 to choose this year's finalists to make their decision on who will be crowned the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:27 by Alison Robinson

Tags: FOD, Forest of Dean, NALC, News, quality, star councils