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NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Meeting of chairman and vice chairmen

The NALC newly elected chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter (Worcestershire), vice-chairman (finance), Cllr Keith Stevens (East Sussex), and vice-chairman (member services), Cllr Mike Drew (Avon), met this week with the NALC Chief Officer and the corporate management team to map out the priorities for the next two years, and how they would work together as a team to promote... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Lobby Day, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, health & wellbeing, loneliness, policy committee, transport planning

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Happy New Year and chairman's open letter
This is the first bulletin of the 2020, so on behalf of everyone at NALC happy and prosperous New Year! And in case you missed it just before Christmas, the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, wrote a New Year open letter to all councillors about working together to build stronger communities. Sue's letter pays tribute to the work of councillors, explains how local... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:00 by Alison Robinson

Tags: British toilet association, GAPTC, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, council tax referendum principles, meeting with government officials, study tour, village halls

Government announces new Town of the Year competition

9 Jan 2020 01:15 PM

Competition aims to celebrate towns' achievements, including in areas such as entrepreneurship, technology, community, enterprise, and integration.

  • Communities Secretary announces new Town of the Year competition to celebrate thriving towns
  • New government focus on delivering for towns, with designated contacts to help people in every town and an expert panel to advise towns to plan... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:36 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, good practice, innovation, town of the year

Half Day training on dealing with difficult customers - Wednesday 29th January 2020

Tetbury Town Council have confirmed they are holding two training sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) on Dealing with Abusive Customers they will be run in Tetbury on Wednesday 29th January 2020. The cost is £45 per attendee. This is not an all-day event, but two separate sessions run back-to-back.

TTC are now taking bookings. Please confirm by 17th January to Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:28 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Cotswolds, GAPTC, News, Training, dealing with conflict

19/20 audit

We just want to remind councils that you should be starting to prepare for the 19/20 audit. We are running a course on 16 January at Highnam from 0930-1230hrs to help you prepare for audit, so if you wish to make a booking, go to the training calendar on our website and use the online booking form.

You also need to start thinking about arranging an internal audit for 19/20 and, as the IA looks at systems... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:49 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, internal audit

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone.

We are looking forward to working with you again in 2020.

Posted: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 09:38 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, News

Give someone you love the gift of Confidence this Christmas

Public Speaking and presenting is a vital skill for students at school or university, during job interviews, when promoting our business and when pitching to clients.

The Public Speaking and Presenting courses and 1-2-1 Coaching show you how to stand up and speak with clarity, confidence and courage.

Book a course or a coaching session for the person in your life who needs a boost in 2020. All bookings... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 15:08 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, News, Training

Surveillance Camera Commissioner England & Wales - letter to parish and town councils DECEMBER 2019

Mr Tony Porter Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Date: December 2019 surveillance-camera-commissioner

To: Parish, Town and Community Councils in England and Wales Dear Council

The operation of surveillance camera systems, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and partnerships.

You will be aware that as a relevant authority as set out in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (PoFA) you, as a local... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:57 by Alison Robinson

Tags: ANPR, Data Protection, GDPR, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News

Employment matters - update from NALC

· New HR policies and how to guides. These are being produced as part of the NALC partnership with HRSP. These documents will be available to county associations in early January and to be promoted to members from the beginning of February. The aim of this delay in promoting to members is to give everyone time to read the new materials.

· New employment contract guidance for council staff... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:33 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, employment, job profiles

Christmas Greetings 2019 - GAPTC

Christmas Greetings 2019 - GAPTC


The GAPTC office will be closed from 4pm on 24th December, and open again on 2nd January.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support across the year and we look forward to a successful 2020.


Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 15:43 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Christmas, GAPTC, News