Clerks; The Knowledge (12th & 26th August)

Clerks; The Knowledge (12th & 26th August)

This course is ideal for new practitioners and those wishing to prepare for ILCA and CiLCA.

There is a lot of knowledge to gain, so spacing over two session enables candidates to absorb more and realise an opportunity to ask questions.

Open to Clerks, Assistant Clerks and Finance Officers.

Event date Thu 12 Aug 2021 9:30 am
Event Ends Thu 12 Aug 2021 1:00 pm
Registered 7
Available places 5
Registration closes Mon 9 Aug 2021 8:00 am
Notes £40 to Member Councils (register on 12th August session to attend both.
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories For Clerks

9.45 am

Zoom Meeting Room

will be opened.

Session one

Thursday 12th August 9.30 am

9.30 am

Part 1

We will open with

  • Your employment, Contract. Policies. Line management
  • Organising your calendar
  • Points of reference.
  • The Council and how it fits together.

11.00 am

30 minute break

11.30 am

Part 2

  • Duties and Powers
  • Forming the agenda, and writing minutes.
  • Delegated responsibilities, including committees.
  • Annual meetings.

Session two

Thursday 26th August 9.30 am

9.30 am

Part 3

We will look at

  • Accountability
  • Forming a Council plan to set a budget, in order to raise a precept.
Alongside 3 aspects of Governance and transparency requirements

11.00 am

30 minute break

11.30 am

Part 4

  • Resources for the council, people and finance.
  • Working with the community for the community.
  • Ways to communicate and share ideas.

Both sessions will close at 1.00 pm


3 CPD Points

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


£40 per delegate for Member Councils

Non-member fee £80.00



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

To attend this session

you will need

A Zoom account (a free account is fine). please ensure you register for the event in the usual way using the same email address you use for your Zoom account.

A suitable device for attending the session with a speaker, camera and microphone; laptops and tablets are ideal.


Kim Bedford

Experienced Tutor

Kim has over 10 years’ experience in the local council sector, initially as a council clerk, then as a councillor and County Officer for Gloucestershire, where she developed and instigated advice and training for councillors and clerks.

Seeing numerous changes, she has incorporated many new ideas and details into her courses to enable her attendees to ‘hit the ground running’ with enthusiasm and knowledge.

This event is being run by

Warwickshire & West Midlands Association of Local Councils