CLERK TOOLKIT 4: Community Engagement and Planning

CLERK TOOLKIT 4: Community Engagement and Planning

Open only to Member Clerks and Council Officers.

Each session is stand alone and can be taken in any order.

Event date Thu 16 Feb 2023 9:30
Event Ends Thu 16 Feb 2023 12:30
Registered 0
Available places 5
Registration closes Thu 16 Feb 2023 12:00
Notes £25 to Members
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Clerk Training

The session will cover

  • Communications, interaction with residents via social media, websites, notice boards, annual assembly, newsletters, meetings. Identify the council’s Community Engagement strategy (implicit or explicit?); look at existing examples. Note Local Council Award Scheme requirements.

  • Events Planning & project management: what to include and who to involve. Building on relationships within the parish eg businesses and shops, local charities, village hall, sports club, school, school PTA etc. Identify the best form of communication that is most applicable for reaching these different groups

  • Review NPPF and national framework; identify the parish council’s statutory role in the framework and expectations on the parish council. Strategic planning, neighbourhood plans.

  • Development planning; material & non-material considerations, examples of best practice. Identify how to write an objection / approval to a planning application.


For those intending to complete the CiLCA qualification

LO's: 2, 12, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27,28, 29


2 CPD Points

Record of attendance at training events is required when applying for the Local Council Awards Scheme


£25.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Non-member fee £50.00


Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 5 days before the event for a full refund of the fee. Substitute delegate(s) may be named at any time up to the event.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

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Full terms and conditions of registration

Gill Lungley

Clerk and WALC Tutor

Gill has been involved with local councils since the early 1990’s first as a parish councillor and then as the clerk to a variety of parish councils across Worcestershire, where she currently works part-time. Gill holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and has achieved the Cert HE in Local Policy Studies (the forerunner to today’s CiLCA qualification) from Cheltenham and Gloucester College. Ongoing CPD has seen her gain the CiLCA 2012 additional requirement so that her councils are able to adopt the General Power of Competence, where eligible. Having worked alongside various trainers for WorcestershireCALC Gill added to her qualifications with PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) to support her in the delivery of her informative training sessions.

Warwickshire & West Midlands Association of Local Councils

Worcestershire Association of Local Councils

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