Upcoming Events

Specialist Council Training

 training strategy SMALLERWALC provides training under the 'National Improvement Strategy for Parish and Town Councils'

The National Training Strategy (NTS) represents a national commitment to training in the local council sector shared by national, regional and local stakeholder organisations. The purpose of the Strategy is to offer training to councils in order for them to make the most of their role and carry out their duties more easily.

Event Event date Location Notes Registered Available places Register
Procurement, Contracts & Agreements Wed 28 Apr 2021 3:00 pm WALC Zoom Room £25 to Member Councils 14 1
Responding to Planning Applications : 12 & 19 May Wed 12 May 2021 2:00 pm WALC Zoom Room £50 to Member Councils - register on 12 May session to attend both. 7 13
Building an effective council communications strategy Thu 10 Jun 2021 4:30 pm Zoom £25 to Member Councils 2 18
Chairmanship Skills - 21 June & 12 July 2021 Mon 21 Jun 2021 6:30 pm WALC Zoom Room £50 to Member Councils - register 21 June session to attend both. 1 13
Management of Memorials Fri 2 Jul 2021 10:00 am Harbury Village Hall £50 to Member Councils 9 6
Data Protection for Councillors Sat 3 Jul 2021 9:30 am Zoom £25 to Member Councils 0 20
Cemetery Management and Compliance Tue 20 Jul 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room £30 to Member Councils 1 14
Chairmanship Skills - 28 Sept & 5 Oct 2021 Tue 28 Sep 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room £50 to Member Councils - register on 28 Sept. session to attend both. 1 13

Finance Training

These sessions are being run by The Parkinson Partnership LLP.  There will be Members in attendance from other Associations, WALC personnel may not be present.

Event Event date Location Notes Registered Available places Register
Introduction to VAT for local councils Tue 25 May 2021 10:00 am Online £30 to Member Councils 8 2
Scribe Accounting Software Thu 17 Jun 2021 10:00 am WALC Zoom Room Free to Member Councils 0 20
Internal Controls Wed 14 Jul 2021 10:00 am Online £30 to Member Councils 2 0

Understanding your council

'Understanding Your Council' is a series of essential training is aimed at Councillors and Clerks and will provide an overview on Parish/Town Council matters over 9 sessions.  It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.  Each session is stand alone and can be attended in any order.

Event Event date Location Notes Registered Available places Register
Understanding: Council Governance Thu 29 Apr 2021 4:30 pm WALC Zoom Room Members £25 7 7
Understanding: Council Meetings Wed 5 May 2021 3:30 pm WALC Zoom Room Members £25 2 12
Understanding: Finance for Councillors Tue 11 May 2021 4:30 pm WALC Zoom Room Members £25 3 11
Understanding: Risk Management Thu 27 May 2021 6:30 pm WALC Zoom Room Members £25 2 12
Understanding: Employment Responsibilities Wed 2 Jun 2021 6:00 pm WALC Zoom Room £25 to Member Councils 6 15
Councillor Fundamentals Thu 24 Jun 2021 6:30 pm WALC Zoom Room £25 to Member Councils 11 3
Understanding: Standing Orders Wed 30 Jun 2021 3:30 pm WALC Zoom Room Members £25.00 2 12
Understanding: Code of Conduct Thu 8 Jul 2021 6:30 pm WALC Zoom Room Members £25.00 0 14

Clerk Training

These events are open to employed Council Officers only
Event Event date Location Notes Registered Available places Register
Clerks; The Knowledge (13th & 28th April) Wed 28 Apr 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room £40 to Member Councils (register on 13th April session to attend both. 9 1
Clerk's Toolkit: Stakeholder & Community Engagement Tue 11 May 2021 10:00 am WALC Zoom Room £15 for member clerks 2 8
CiLCA (2016) Portfolio Guidance unit 2 Thu 20 May 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room CiLCA Candidates only 2 4
Clerk's Toolkit: Planning & Neighbourhood Plans Tue 8 Jun 2021 10:00 am WALC Zoom Room £15 for member clerks 3 7
CiLCA Networking Tue 15 Jun 2021 10:00 am WALC Zoom Room Free to WALC Members 0

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CiLCA (2021) Portfolio Guidance units 3&4 Wed 7 Jul 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room CiLCA Candidates only 0 6
Clerks; The Knowledge (12th & 26th August) Thu 12 Aug 2021 9:30 am WALC Zoom Room £40 to Member Councils (register on 12th August session to attend both. 2 10
CiLCA Networking Wed 18 Aug 2021 10:00 am WALC Zoom Room Free to WALC Members 0

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WALC

Event Event date Location Notes Registered Available places Register
Clerk's Online Catch-up Thu 6 May 2021 11:30 am WALC Zoom Room This space is for Member employed Council Officers only 0
Member Chairman's Update Thu 27 May 2021 11:30 am WALC Zoom Room Open to Member Chairman 0

WALC Area Meetings

Details of WALC Meetings in your area

Event Event date Location Notes Registered Available places Register
Solihull Area Committee Tue 20 Jul 2021 7:15 pm Zoom Open to all councils from Solihull Area 0

External Events

These events are being run by outside bodies, please follow the links or registration button for more details and to contact the organisers.

Event Event date Location Notes Registered Available places Register
The Power of a Local Council and Community Business Partnership Thu 29 Apr 2021 12:00 pm NALC member: £30, Non-member: £40 (plus fees) 0
How to Get Young People Involved in Local Councils Wed 26 May 2021 12:00 pm NALC member: £30, Non-member: £40 (plus fees) 0
Planning and Power Wed 28 Jul 2021 12:00 pm NALC member: £30, Non-member: £40 (plus fees) 0