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
About the Nationwide Building Society Community Grants programme
The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards up to £500,000 across eight UK regions annually and is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen your local community by supporting the most vulnerable, finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:14 by Alison Robinson
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
Stroud District Council is celebrating winning a prestigious competition designed to test the mettle of the next generation of senior staff.
The Stroud District Council partnership team, run in conjunction with Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, scooped the top award ahead of 21 other teams at the annual South West Challenge.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:27 by Anita Sach
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
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
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
LCR interview with Rishi Sunak MP
Last week, Marie Dill, LCR editor met with Rishi Sunak MP to talk about local (parish and town) councils. Just one of the encouraging things he said regarding the sector was: "It's an incredibly exciting time to be in what I would call ultra-local government. We're creating more [local councils], and they are doing more things, which impact their communities, and I... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:20 by Alison Robinson
The proposal for the establishment of a Forest Youth Association is being discussed at 7pm on Thursday 13th September 2018 at Cinderford Town Council, Belle Vue Centre.
Please note this is the start of a process, so lots of ideas/options are on the table to identify a way forward for youth provision in FOD which may be supported by parish and town councils.
There is no need to book but if you would like... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 08:46 by Alison Robinson