Alison Robinson

Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
Cranham House (the OPEX
Building), Falcon Close, Green
Farm Business Park, Gloucester
GL2 4LY

Tags: news

Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2019 attendees announced

Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2019 attendees announced

We selected names out of the hat at 5pm yesterday and the successful councils were: -

* Stow on the Wold Town Council (Cotswolds District) Cllr Vera Norwood + guest

* Alvington parish council (Forest of Dean District) Cllr Alan Haslam + guest

Posted: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:56 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Cotswolds, Garden Party, Forest of Dean, FOD

Project examples relating to the loneliness initiative - contact NALC

NALC are involved in a loneliness project and are requesting that parish and town councils that are involved either directly or in partnership with any projects aimed at tackling loneliness contact Andrew Tubb at the NALC offices.

Often, loneliness is associated with older people who live on their own; but loneliness is not just about social isolation therefore, people can be lonely, but not necessarily... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:13 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, loneliness, good practice, projects, social isolation, communities, community engagement

MBE to Elisabeth Skinner

MBE to Elisabeth Skinner

Congratulations to Elisabeth Skinner who has been awarded an MBE for services to parish councils.

Hundreds of parish councils have cause to be grateful for Elisabeth's dedication and inspirational teaching skills which has helped to improve our sector.

Posted: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:14 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, SLCC, MBE

Happy New Year from the GAPTC team

Alison, Sue, Anita and Shirley would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and successful 2019.

To start the new year we have just sent out our first newsletter of 2019, so please look out for it in your inbox and share it with your councillors.

We look forward to working with you in 2019.

Posted: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 11:37 by Anita Sach

Tags: News

Merry Christmas from all the staff at GAPTC, we look forward to working with you in 2019

Merry Christmas from all the staff at GAPTC, we look forward to working with you in 2019

The office will be closed from 4.00pm on 24th, we will be back in the office on 28th December.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Posted: Mon, 24 Dec 2018 12:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Christmas

Introduction from the new GAPTC Chairman

Having recently been elected as Chairman of the Executive Committee of GAPTC, I thought that I would write to all member councils to set out how I see GAPTC supporting you in the future. Firstly, however, may I wish all of you a Happy Christmas. This is a very busy time of the year, for families especially, but a very happy time too for most. Having spent many years in the Armed Forces, where periods... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:27 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Chairman update, welcome, priorities, support

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Provisional local government finance settlement

The provisional local government finance settlement was published on 13 December and the government has confirmed it's plans in the technical consultation not to extend council tax referendum principles to local (parish and town) councils for 2019-20. The key section from the consultation paper on the settlement published alongside the statement says:... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:51 by Anita Sach

Tags: NALC, news, financial settlement, lobbying, BHIB, Spring Conference 2019, Councillor of the Year 2018, Coleford Town Council, Forest of Dean, FOD, Committee on Standards in Public Life, salary scales

Falmouth Town Council Re-submitting Toilet Tax SCA Proposal To Government In 01/19 - Request To Complete / Promote Completion of Short Evidence Survey By Member Councils In Your Areas By 10/12/18

Falmouth Town Council, supported by NALC, would like to re-submit a proposal under the Sustainable Communities Act for legislative change to grant local (parish and town) councils mandatory 100% business rates relief on public toilets that they own or manage. This follows the submission of a proposal in December 2017 from Falmouth Town Council formally requesting complete mandatory rate relief from... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:50 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, toilet tax, survey

Thanks to our outgoing GAPTC Executive Committee Chairman

Thanks to our outgoing GAPTC Executive Committee Chairman

Cllr Stephen Hirst has stepped down from the GAPTC EC after 6 years as Chairman.

He was invited to the meeting in November to thanks him for his contribution.

He was presented with some gifts, including some bespoke socks!

Stephen continues in his role as councillor at Tetbury Town Councillor.

Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Executive Committee, thanks