Clerk's Toolkit - Legal Powers, Policies & Committees

Clerk's Toolkit - Legal Powers, Policies & Committees

Tuesday 9th January 2018

Shipston Town Council, New Clark House, West Street, Shipston on Stour, CV36 4HD

9.30am – 12 noon

Registration from 9am

12 bite-sized sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will concentrate on:

  • The legal powers of the council, relevant statutes & General Power of Competence
  • Reviewing policies & examples of policies
  • Committees & committee terms of reference
  • Schemes of delegations
Over 12 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.

This session will accrue 1 CPD point

The sessions will be led by Gill Lungley 

Gill holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, and started working for parish councils in 1991 and gaining the Cert. HE Local Policy Studies from Cheltenham and Gloucester in 1995 and a BTec in similar subject from Worcester College.  Then, because Gill loves the subject and wanted to share it with a wider audience she took the PTLLS qualification (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) in 2009.

Gill has worked for one PC for 11 years, then took a break of 3 years before returning to clerking and have now worked for another 6 councils ranging in size from electorates of more than 5,000 to less than 400.

She has represented Worcestershire as county representative at SLCC’s NEC and is a member of the Institute of Local Council Management, which means that she keeps up to date with personal training and CPD.  Currently Gill works part-time for two parish councils as well as delivering CALC training.


  • £15.00 per event for officers from member councils with a budgeted income of over £6,000
  • £10.00 per event for officers from member councils with a budget of £6,000 or less
  • £50.00 per delegate for non-member Clerks 

These fees are low compared with other county associations and training providers

Free places for Clerks Toolkit
We are offering 6 Clerk Toolkit Sessions for the Price of 5.  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.  This offer is per person and not per council.

Full terms and conditions of registration



For those intending to take the CiLCA qualification, this session is particularly relevant to units LO3/5/9

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


There is some limited parking at the front of the Town Council building and a car park with a small number of spaces next door.  Alternatively, a pay & display car park can be found in Telegraph Street, CV36 4HD, £1.40 for 3 hours, £2.40 for 4 hours

With thanks to Shipston Town Council for providing the room for this event

Event date Tue 9 Jan 2018 9:30
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes Wed 3 Jan 2018 23:55
Cancel Before Date Mon 10 Jul 2017
Notes £15 for member clerks
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Shipston-on-Stour Council Offices
Event Categories Clerk's Toolkit

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