ENABLING PARISH & TOWN COUNCILS IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE SINCE 1939

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NALC Chief Executive's bulletin - LGA

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

Tags: LGA, Local Government Agency, NALC, news, partnership working

Pay negotiations update August 2021

The National Employers have made a final offer to trades unions on this year's pay claim, which includes:

  • With effect from 1 April 2021, an increase of 2.75 per cent on NJC pay point 1.
  • With effect from 1 April 2021, an increase of 1.75 per cent on all NJC pay points 2 and above.

The trades unions will be consulting their members, with UNISON recommending rejecting the offer.

Posted: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 10:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Finance, News, Pay

Pay negotiations update August 2021

The National Employers have made a final offer to trades unions on this year's pay claim, which includes:

  • With effect from 1 April 2021, an increase of 2.75 per cent on NJC pay point 1.
  • With effect from 1 April 2021, an increase of 1.75 per cent on all NJC pay points 2 and above.

The trades unions will be consulting their members, with UNISON recommending rejecting the offer.

Posted: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 10:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Finance, News, Pay

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Roadshow events in September and October 2021

The new Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Nelson is running a series of roadshows across the county during September and October. He is going to be talking about his Police and Crime Plan intentions and the Chief Constable Rod Hansen will also be at each event along with local police management teams. Chris would very much like as many Parish and Town Councils to attend as possible.

Below are the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:01 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Community engagement, Gloucestershire priorities, PCC, Police and Crime Commissioner, events, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

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

Tags: CCLA, Community town centre report, Councillor behaviours, LGBT+ network, NALC, Parliamentary Boundaries Review, Sanctions, Star Council Awards, Thank You Day, networking, news

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Congratulations Carlos Novoth at Stonehouse Town Council. He has achieved the CiLCA qualification - adding to the growing number of qualified clerks across Gloucestershire.

Posted: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 12:39 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CiLCA, GAPTC, news, sector qualification, success

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

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

Tags: All-Party Parliamentary Group on local democracy, Civility in public life, Climate Change task and finish group, NALC, communication tools, news, parish precept data, pay offer, rural economy and levelling up, young councillors

Star Council Awards - Gloucestershire councils please submit your examples of good practice

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

Tags: NALC, National Association of Local Councils, Star councils, news, sector good practice

Returning to face to face meetings

We are receiving a number of enquiries about returning to face-to-face meetings. NALC has confirmed that the legislation enabling us to meet remotely will end on 6 May and that government does not intend to revisit the legislation.

You should consider holding your Annual Parish/Town meeting/assembly remotely before 7 May or after that date consider holding them outside. Annual Meetings have to be held... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:49 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, News, face to face meetings

FURTHER GUIDANCE ON THE DEATH OF HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP

Flag Flying

Where arrangements exist to ensure that only essential staff are going to their place of work it is suggested that no one should be required specifically to travel to various buildings to lower flags to half-mast. If staff are resident on the premises where a flag is being flown and can lower it to half mast then by all means do so, but the health of the wider community outweighs the need... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:23 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Death of a public figure, Guidance, News