CLERK TOOLKIT: Legal Powers, policies and committees

CLERK TOOLKIT: Legal Powers, policies and committees

This session will concentrate on legal Powers, policies and committees

The Clerk's Toolkit series are now being run in partnership with Worcestershire Association of Local Councils allowing us to double our training offer in this area.

Event date Tue 8 Feb 2022 18:30
Event Ends Tue 8 Feb 2022 21:00
Registered 1
Available places 4
Registration closes Mon 7 Feb 2022 18:30
Notes £20 to WALC Members
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Online
Event Categories Clerk's Toolkit

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

Recommended course fee


WALC are offering further discounts for our Members on the recommended price for this course.

WALC Members will pay

  • £20.00 to Officers from WALC Member Councils with a budget of over £6,000
  • £15.00 to Officers from WALC Member Councils with a budget of £6,000 or less

Non members price on enquiry.


1.5 CPD Points


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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

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