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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published its report on the 2021 local (parish and town) council elections.

This report aimed to gather insightful data to provide an overview of the 2021 local elections. This data captured will assist NALC's future campaigns (e.g. Make A Change) and help to shape the range of resources available for local councils and county associations.

The research found that the number of councillors elected through contested elections has significantly increased from 29% in 2019 to 38%... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 10:11 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALB, National Association of Local Councils, elections, elections report, news

Christmas Greetings 2021 - GAPTC

Christmas Greetings 2021 - GAPTC

Merry Christmas all,

We send you warm wishes and look forward to a prosperous 2022 together.

All the best

Alison, Sue, Anita and Kerrin

Posted: Fri, 24 Dec 2021 14:11 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Christmas, GAPTC, news

NALC CEO newsletter - highlighting 'Remote meetings' and 'no council tax referendum principles '

Remote meetings

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

Tags: NALC, news, referendum principles, remote meetings

Christmas Greetings 2021 - GAPTC

Christmas Greetings 2021 - GAPTC

All of us at GAPTC would like to wish you a happy Christmas and restful festive period. It's been another busy year for our sector and we want to thank you for all your hard work throughout 2021.

We are here until 5pm on Friday 24th December and return on Tuesday 4th January.

Posted: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 13:33 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Christmas, GAPTC, news

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