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

Tags: training

Quality Gold Certificate presented to Quedgeley Town Council

Yesterday evening at the Quedgeley Town Council full council meeting they were presented with the Local Council Award Scheme Quality Gold, which is an outstanding achievement for the sector.

If you are interested in finding out about applying contact the office, we are happy to talk to Clerks, councillors and the community about the scheme - as any feedback to improve is welcomed.

Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:52 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Training, quality, Local Council Award Scheme, GAPTC, Larger councils

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Judicial review outcome

The court has concluded a decision by Slough Borough Council to abolish two parish councils was flawed and should be quashed. The recent judicial review case of Britwell Parish Council v Slough Borough Council has given us some helpful guidance on the interpretation of the law and government guidance on community governance reviews. Well done to all colleagues involved in supporting... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:35 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Judicial Review, local elections, Telegraph article, consultations, Borrowing approval, PWLB, News, National Association for Local Councils, Training, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration, GAPTC

GRCC run a making the most of social media course 26 March 10am-12.30pm Gloucester

Parishes will have a number of voluntary organisations within them and GRCC is offering a range of training courses for the voluntary sector. Organisations in your parish may well be able to benefit from the bursaries available – allowing them to undertake the training for just £10 +VAT. Please pass on the information to them.

From the GRCC website

Recognising that your organisation will... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:02 by Anita Sach

Tags: Training

GAPTC newsletter March 2019

Our informative newsletter was sent out to our member councils today and the contents included:

  • GAPTC 2019/20 subscription renewal form emailed – please look out for it
  • Congratulations to Gloucestershire achievers!
  • Reminder about purdah and the first meeting after elections
  • Gloucestershire VCS Alliance
  • NALC – legal update
  • New GAPTC email address - reminder
  • Details of new 'Buddying' system for... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:00 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Subscription request, purdah, Buddying, training, funding, News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, GAPTC, Grants, CiLCA

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Congratulations Robert Stone from Gotherington Parish Council on achieving CiLCA.

The next CiLCA mentoring sessions commence in March so if you are interested in becoming qualified please contact us.

Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:39 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, Training, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration

CiLCA success

Congratulations Katherine Kearns from Nailsworth Town Council on achieving CiLCA - brilliant news.

If you are interested in completing this sector qualification contact the office on 01452 883388. We encourage all clerks to become qualified, the mentoring sessions will commence again in March (you can book them via our website).

Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:29 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, CiLCA, Certicate in Local Council Administration, Stroud District, GAPTC, Training

Training news

2019 training courses

Here is an update on the courses available for this year. New for 2019 is Digital Mapping training with Pear Technology which will take place on 13 February. With elections in May 2019 for the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and Tewkesbury, new councillor training has been set up for the summer and Chairmanship Skills and planning training will be added shortly. Full information on course... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:58 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, Training, CiLCA

Mental Health First Aid - 1st Oct - 2nd Oct

This training is delivered by an external trainer (not via GAPTC).

Mon 1 Oct 2018 9:00 am - Tue 2 Oct 2018 5:00 pm

The Headshed, Lagard Farm, First Lane, Whitley, Wiltshire, SN12 8RL


Mental Health First Aid - Mental Health is high on the agenda for governement. Affecting 1 in 4 of us ..

To take part in this positive campaign to raise awareness and to support your colleagues, friends and family,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:58 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Training, Mental Health

GAPTC autumn training programme

New for this autumn is An Introduction to Procurement, something which more and more councils are becoming involved in as they initiate major projects. Our CEO, Alison Robinson, will be delivering this course using her extensive knowledge of procurement in the public sector. We have also just added courses on Planning and Chairmanship Skills.

We are also proud to be hosting a session of the 'Hearing... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:03 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, GAPTC, Training

Neighbourhood Planning Workshop Wed, 06 Jun 2018

From:- 10.30am - 3.30pm

At:- Gambier Parry Hall, Highnam Community Centre.

Please book directly with GRCC - see below

Jointly hosted by CPRE, GAPTC and GRCC and suitable for parish and town councils, neighbourhood groups and forums at any stage of the Neighbourhood Planning process - from 'thinking about' to 'made plan'.

The event will include a presentation by Jeff Bishop from Place Studio of the initial... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 May 2018 10:24 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, planning, training, neighbourh, Neighbourhood PLanning