CLERK TOOLKIT 6: Legal Powers, policies and committees

CLERK TOOLKIT 6: Legal Powers, policies and committees

This session will concentrate on legal Powers, policies and committees

Open only to Member Clerks and Council Officers.

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

Event date Tue 6 Dec 2022 18:30
Event Ends Tue 6 Dec 2022 21:00
Registered 0
Available places 8
Registration closes Tue 6 Dec 2022 8:00
Notes £25 to Members
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Clerk Training

The session will cover

  • Refer to what MUST be done (duties) and what COULD be done (powers). Refer to NALC LTN01 Council powers to discharge their functions.
  • Following on from presentation #1, understand difference between Local Government Act 1972 s137 (the Free Resource) and Localism Act 2011 s1 (General Power of Competence)
  • Review need for policies & examples of policies. Make use of the Local Council Award Scheme as reference tool.
  • New/annual council procedure, creation of / need for committees & committee terms of reference and other schemes of delegation.


For those intending to complete the CiLCA qualification


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

Please read

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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