CLERK TOOLKIT: Community Engagement and Planning

CLERK TOOLKIT: Community Engagement and Planning

This session will concentrate on 

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 7 Dec 2021 18:30
Event Ends Tue 7 Dec 2021 21:00
Registered 3
Available places 2
Registration closes Tue 7 Dec 2021 8:00
Notes £20 to WALC Members
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Online
Event Categories Clerk's Toolkit

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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

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.

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