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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


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

Keep going...It will be worth it!

Over the next two weeks, Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) will be reminding people about the things they can now do as of 29 March, whilst looking ahead to the restrictions that are set to ease from Monday 12 April. Find out more about the Government's roadmap.

It's crucial to keep reminding people that whilst we can now socialise outdoors, we must keep taking steps to prevent and further reduce... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 11:02 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, News

Star council awards 2021 (theme COVID19)

NALC's Star Council Awards are the only awards in England that recognise the local (parish and town) council sector's positive contribution to its communities, rewarding local councils, councillors, young councillors, county associations and clerks.

It has not been an easy 12 months. However, those in the sector have gone above and beyond their regular duties during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 12:02 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, News, Star Councils

Lobby Day follow up

Every year NALC hosts a Lobby Day (this year on 2nd February), this normally takes place at the Houses of Parliament. This year it all took place remotely.

GAPTC wrote to our six MP's to invite them to meet us and highlight the three national priorities as follows:

At a local COVID-19 mitigation / local council funding

Local councils must be granted a share of COVID-19 mitigation funding for local government... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 12:53 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Lobby Day, MP contact, news

Engagement Board - Covid19 update

An update from the last Engagement Board meeting that took place on Friday 12th February discussing COVID-19.


  • 106.1 per 100,000
  • A further 676 case in the last 7 days
  • The total deaths 1016
  • There are less people testing positive the highest percentage of positive tests are in the 40 – 59 age group and the 20 – 39 age group.
  • R-rate – 0.7 to 0.9

Vaccination programme

Cohort 1-4 should be... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 15:30 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, covid-19