Clerk Toolkit narrowThese sessions are intended, over a 12 month period, to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required. The sessions are open to clerks, assistant clerks and finance officers. 

When you have booked and paid for 5 toolkit sessions WALC will send you a coupon code so you can book your 6th session for free.

Clerk's Toolkit: Understanding Core Roles in Parish Councils

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

Legal status of parish councils & their purpose; clerk's contract & job description; position of councillors; Committees & schemes of delegation

Event date Tue 12 Sep 2017 9:30 am
Registered 8
Available places 2
Registration closes Sun 10 Sep 2017 11:55 pm
Notes £25 for member clerks
Location Stratford Town Hall

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit: The Clerk's Year

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will concentrate on Self Management - working from home

  • The Clerk's office - equipment needed
  • The "Clerk's Year"
  • Freedom of Information, Publication Scheme &Transparency Code
Event date Tue 10 Oct 2017 9:30 am
Registered 6
Available places 4
Registration closes Wed 4 Oct 2017 11:55 pm
Notes £25 for member clerks
Location Coleshill Town Hall

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit: Essential Records & Paperwork

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role. 

This session will focus on essential paperwork: the policies all councils should have, what to record, keep & archive and will cover Declaration of Acceptance of Office, Councillor's induction process, committees and committee terms of reference, mid-term vacancies & dealing with records.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 14 Nov 2017 9:30 am
Registered 12
Available places 3
Registration closes Wed 8 Nov 2017
Notes £25 for member clerks
Location Warwick Town Council

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit: Meetings & Agendas

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role. 

This session will focus on meetings & meeting procedures: agendas - when & where to post, admission to meetings, standards at meetings and best practice minute taking.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 12 Dec 2017 9:30 am
Registered 8
Available places 7
Registration closes Wed 6 Dec 2017
Notes £25 for member clerks
Location Wolston Parish Council

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit - Legal Powers, Policies & Committees

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role. 

This session will focus on the legal powers of parish & town councils including the General Power of Competence, review of policies based on what the law allows & committee terms of reference.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 9 Jan 2018 9:30 am
Registered 13
Available places 2
Registration closes Wed 3 Jan 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Shipston-on-Stour Council Offices

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit: Regulations, HR & the Law

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role. 

This session will focus on financial regulations & internal controls, identifying the RFO, risk management & assessment procedures, contracts and employment law including employement of others, job description, person specification etc.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 13 Feb 2018 9:30 am
Registered 7
Registration closes Wed 7 Feb 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Chelmsley Wood Town Council Offices

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit - Day to Day Finance

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will concentrate on finance administration including spreadsheets/local accounting software, payment of invoices & audit trail, internal controls, petty cash, VAT, PAYE & pensions.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 13 Mar 2018 9:30 am
Registered 10
Available places 5
Registration closes Wed 7 Mar 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location The Sports Pavilion (Meriden)

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit: Finance - Budgets & Audit

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will look at budget preparation & preparing for the audit including reviewing the budget and preparing an action plan for the year, the audit process/ timelines and treatment of reserves.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 17 Apr 2018 9:30 am
Registered 10
Available places 5
Registration closes Wed 11 Apr 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Studley Village Hall

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit - Stakeholder Engagement

Clerk’s Training Programme – “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will focus on interacting and working with stakeholders within your parish and creating effective partnerships. It will also look at identifying key relationships with unitary/county/district officers and members.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 8 May 2018 9:30 am
Registered 5
Available places 1
Registration closes Sun 6 May 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location WALC Offices

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit - Planning & Neighbourhood Plans

Bite-Sized sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will focus on strategic planning and neighbourhood plans including material and non-material considerations, where the parish council sits in the planning framework and how it can contribute to development within the parish.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 12 Jun 2018 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 12 Jun 2018 1:00 pm
Registered 6
Available places 9
Registration closes Thu 7 Jun 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location The Pavilion (Hockley Heath)

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit: Effective Communication

Bite-Sized sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will focus on communicating effectively in a variety of ways; via notice boards, websites, social media, newsletters, meetings and the Annual Parish Meeting and will also cover events planning  and management.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

Event date Tue 10 Jul 2018 9:30 am
Registered 6
Registration closes Mon 9 Jul 2018 10:00 am
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Mancetter Memorial Hall

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit - From Bookkeeping to Budgets

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on finance administration including including book-keeping, spreadsheets, local council accounting software, payment of invoices & petty cash.

Event date Tue 11 Sep 2018 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 11 Sep 2018 1:00 pm
Registered 9
Available places 6
Registration closes Thu 6 Sep 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks

Registration is now closed

CANCELLED Clerk's Toolkit: Understanding Core Roles in Parish Councils

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on the roles and relationships within a parish council .

This event has been cancelled

Event date Tue 9 Oct 2018 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 9 Oct 2018 1:00 pm
Registration closes Mon 8 Oct 2018 12:00 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location WALC Offices
Clerk's Toolkit: The Clerk's Year

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on Self Management - working from home

Event date Tue 13 Nov 2018 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 13 Nov 2018 1:00 pm
Registered 5
Available places 5
Registration closes Thu 8 Nov 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Shipston-on-Stour Council Offices

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit: Audit Preparation

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers.

This session will focus on preparing for the annual audit

Please note that this session will start slightly later than normal.

Event date Tue 11 Dec 2018 10:00 am
Event Ends Tue 11 Dec 2018 1:30 pm
Registered 7
Available places 8
Registration closes Thu 6 Dec 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location WALC Offices

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit: Paperwork, Records & Archive Documents

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on Paperwork, Records & Archive Documents

Event date Tue 15 Jan 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 15 Jan 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 7
Available places 8
Registration closes Thu 10 Jan 2019 12:00 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Shipston-on-Stour Council Offices

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit: Meetings Administration & Management

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on Meetings Administration & Management

Event date Tue 12 Feb 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 12 Feb 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 6
Available places 9
Registration closes Sun 10 Feb 2019 12:00 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Coleshill Town Hall

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit - Legal Powers, Policies & Committees

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on Legal Powers, Policies & Committees

Event date Tue 12 Mar 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 12 Mar 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 5
Available places 10
Registration closes Mon 11 Mar 2019 8:00 am
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Long Itchington Community Centre

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit - Interaction with Stakeholders

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on interaction with stakeholders

Event date Tue 14 May 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 14 May 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 2
Available places 13
Registration closes Thu 9 May 2019 12:00 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Royal Leamington Spa Town Hall

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit - Planning & Neighbourhood Plans

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on Planning & Neighbourhood Plans

Event date Tue 11 Jun 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 11 Jun 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 4
Registration closes Mon 10 Jun 2019 8:00 am
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Studley Council Chamber

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit: Community Engagement

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on Community Engagement

Event date Tue 2 Jul 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 2 Jul 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 7
Available places 3
Registration closes Thu 27 Jun 2019 12:00 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Coleshill Town Hall

Registration is now closed

Clerk's Toolkit - From Bookkeeping to Budgets

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on finance administration including including book-keeping, spreadsheets, local council accounting software, payment of invoices & petty cash.

Event date Tue 10 Sep 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 10 Sep 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 3
Available places 12
Registration closes Thu 5 Sep 2019 12:00 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Long Itchington Community Centre
Clerk's Toolkit: Understanding Core Roles in Parish Councils

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on the roles and relationships within a parish council .

Event date Tue 8 Oct 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 8 Oct 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 1
Available places 9
Registration closes Thu 3 Oct 2019 12:00 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Royal Leamington Spa Town Hall
Clerk's Toolkit: The Clerk's Year

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on Self Management - working from home

Event date Tue 12 Nov 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 12 Nov 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 2
Available places 8
Registration closes Thu 7 Nov 2019 12:00 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Shipston-on-Stour Council Offices
Clerk's Toolkit: Audit Preparation

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers.

This session will focus on preparing for the annual audit

Event date Tue 10 Dec 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 10 Dec 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 2
Available places 13
Registration closes Thu 5 Dec 2019 12:00 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location WALC Offices
Clerk's Toolkit: Paperwork, Records & Archive Documents

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on Paperwork, Records & Archive Documents

Event date Tue 14 Jan 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 14 Jan 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Thu 9 Jan 2020 12:00 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Location Coleshill Town Hall
Clerk's Toolkit: Meetings Administration & Management

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on Meetings Administration & Management

Event date Tue 11 Feb 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 11 Feb 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Thu 6 Feb 2020 12:00 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit - Legal Powers, Policies & Committees

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on Legal Powers, Policies & Committees

Event date Tue 10 Mar 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 10 Mar 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Mon 9 Mar 2020 8:00 am
Notes £15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit - Interaction with Stakeholders

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on interaction with stakeholders

Event date Tue 12 May 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 12 May 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Mon 11 May 2020 12:00 pm
Notes £15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit - Planning & Neighbourhood Plans

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on Planning & Neighbourhood Plans

Event date Tue 9 Jun 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 9 Jun 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Mon 8 Jun 2020 8:00 am
Notes £15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit: Community Engagement

During these sessions we intend to give a complete grounding in the work of a parish clerk.  Each of the sessions are stand-alone but also build on each other and clerks can attend as many or as few as required.

These events are open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers

This session will concentrate on Community Engagement

Event date Tue 14 Jul 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 14 Jul 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes Mon 14 Jun 2021 8:00 am
Notes £15 for member clerks