Full List of Upcoming Events

09
Jan
2018

09-Jan-2018 9:30 am
Shipston-on-Stour
Shipston-on-Stour
New Clark House, West Street, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4HD, United Kingdom
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit - Legal Powers, Policies & Committees

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role. 

This session will focus on the legal powers of parish & town councils including the General Power of Competence, review of policies based on what the law allows & committee terms of reference.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

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11
Jan
2018

11-Jan-2018 11:30 am
WALC Offices
WALC Offices
Warwick University Wellesbourne Campus (HRI)
Free event
Transparency Fund Networking Event

Transparency Fund Networking Event - Help your council comply with the Transparency Code

The Transparency Fund will close for applications on 12th February 2018. This is an opportunity to gain advice from representatives from both WALC and NALC on applying for grants from the fund, meet representatives from other councils and share best practice.

11
Jan
2018

11-Jan-2018 5:00 pm
Elizabeth House
Elizabeth House
Church Street
£35.00
Benefits/Universal Credit and Homelessness

This event is being run by Stratford District Council and is open to Parish and Town Councillors & Clerks from the Stratford upon Avon District area.  District Councillors will also be in attendance.

Stratford DC transparant5pm - 7pm at the Council Chamber, Elizabeth House, Stratford upon Avon

Details will be available nearer the time

£35.00
18
Jan
2018

18-Jan-2018 9:30 am
WALC Offices
WALC Offices
Warwick University Wellesbourne Campus (HRI)
Free to training scheme subscribers
CiLCA Portfolio Guidance units 3&4

Open to any candidates registered on the Training Package to complete the CiLCA portfolio whose council is a member of the Association.

The event will run from 9.30 am - 1:30 pm

This session will focus upon units 3 & 4 of the portfolio

  • Unit 3: Finance for Local Councils 
  • Unit 4: Management for Local Councils

More details on the CiLCA qualification

18
Jan
2018

18-Jan-2018 5:00 pm
£35.00
Licensing Workshop

This event is being run by Stratford District Council and is open to Parish and Town Councillors & Clerks from the Stratford upon Avon District area.  District Councillors will also be in attendance.

Stratford DC transparant5pm - 7.00pm at the Council Chamber, Elizabeth House, Stratford upon Avon

Details will be available nearer the time

£35.00
22
Jan
2018

22-Jan-2018 10:00 am
Dorothea Mitchell Hall (Claverdon)
Dorothea Mitchell Hall (Claverdon)
Station Road
£30 to member councils
End of Year Financial Procedures

This training session will cover what all clerks and councillors need to know in preparation for the end of year accounts on 31st March.

The course wil be led by Gill Lungley -  Gill 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.

the content of this session is the same as the event being held on 21 January at Meriden Village Hall

19
23
Jan
2018

23-Jan-2018 6:00 pm
Elizabeth House
Elizabeth House
Church Street
Open to all councils from Stratford District
Stratford WALC Liaison Meeting

An invitation to meet your Warwickshire association representatives and fellow clerks at the WALC parish and town council liaison meeting for those parishes in the Stratford area.

Warwickshire County Council has confirmed that Cllr Dave Shilton has been confirmed as their charter champion.  He will be outlining the role assisted by Jenny Murray.

 

25
Jan
2018

25-Jan-2018 5:00 pm
£35.00
Planning - Design & Reserved Matters

This event is being run by Stratford District Council and is open to Parish and Town Councillors & Clerks from the Stratford upon Avon District area.  District Councillors will also be in attendance.

Stratford DC transparant5pm - 7pm at the Council Chamber, Elizabeth House, Stratford upon Avon

Details will be available nearer the time

£35.00
25
Jan
2018

25-Jan-2018 7:30 pm
Marston Green Parish Hall
Marston Green Parish Hall
Elmdon Rd, Marston Green, Birmingham, West Midlands B37 7BT, UK
Open to all councils from Solihull, Coventry and Birmingham
Solihull Area Committee

The guest speaker is Dr Lynette Kelly, who is the Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner.

03
Feb
2018

03-Feb-2018 10:00 am
Ettington Community Centre
Ettington Community Centre
Rogers Lane
£46 to member councils
How to be a 'Bad' Councillor

So you think you know what a Councillor does?

  • Do you make decisions on behalf of your Council?
  • Spend Council money as you see fit?
  • Fall asleep in meetings and forget what you offered to do?
  • Exhibit extreme behaviour with officers and fellow members?

Perhaps there are better ways of conducting Council business......

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07
Feb
2018

07-Feb-2018 10:00 am
Dormer Place Conference Centre
Dormer Place Conference Centre
Dormer Pl, Royal Leamington Spa, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA UK
£50 to WCACA and WALC members
Getting ready for GDPR

Getting ready for GDPR - an interactive session with Paula Tighe Data Protection specialist at Wright Hassall Solicitors which will help you think about the practical realities of the new regulations.

Please note this event is not being run by WALC and is not specifically directed at local councils

10
Feb
2018

10-Feb-2018 10:00 am
Mancetter Memorial Hall
Mancetter Memorial Hall
Old Farm Road
£30 to member councils
End of Year Financial Procedures

This training session will cover what all clerks and councillors need to know in preparation for the end of year accounts on 31st March.

The course wil be led by Gill Lungley -  Gill 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.

the content of this session is the same as the event being held on 21 January at Meriden Village Hall

29
13
Feb
2018

13-Feb-2018 9:30 am
Chelmsley Wood Town Council Offices
Chelmsley Wood Town Council Offices
107 Helmswood Drive
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit: Law, Finance & HR

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role. 

This session will focus on financial regulations & internal controls, identifying the RFO, risk management & assessment procedures, contracts and employment law including employement of others, job description, person specification etc.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

11
28
Feb
2018

28-Feb-2018 10:00 am
The Council Chamber (Studley)
The Council Chamber (Studley)
Village Hall, High Street, Studley B80 7HJ, United Kingdom
Members £30
Cemetery Management

 training strategy symbol 75x75The course focuses on the management and operation of cemeteries in compliance with the Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977 and associated legislation. Common problems are discussed and ways to avoid these by using the law.

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03
Mar
2018

03-Mar-2018 9:45 am
Shire Hall (Warwick)
Shire Hall (Warwick)
Market Square
£55 to member councils
WALC Annual Briefing Day 2018

Focus on Local Democracy

March 2018 will only be a little over a year before the next round of elections for most of our councils.  We are very aware of the difficulty many councils have in attracting people to stand as Councillors and with that in mind we are getting together a wide range of contributors to look at varying aspects of this problem and they will provide ideas on how you might encourage your communities to get involved.

 

13
Mar
2018

13-Mar-2018 9:30 am
The Sports Pavilion (Meriden)
The Sports Pavilion (Meriden)
Hampton Lane
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit - Day to Day Finance

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will concentrate on finance administration including spreadsheets/local accounting software, payment of invoices & audit trail, internal controls, petty cash, VAT, PAYE & pensions.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

11
17
Mar
2018

17-Mar-2018 9:30 am
Chadwick End Village Hall
Chadwick End Village Hall
Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0BL
£30 to member councils
GDPR Made Simple

‘Dragging Data Protection into the 21st century’

 training strategy symbol 75x75This half-day course will give an overview of the changes to data protection introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR). This will become law on 25th May 2018.  It is the most significant updating of the law relating to personal data in two decades and includes the (qualified) “right to be forgotten”, the creation of a statutory “data protection officer” and the obligation to have explicit consent to process data.

29
28
Mar
2018

28-Mar-2018 9:30 am
WALC Offices
WALC Offices
Warwick University Wellesbourne Campus (HRI)
Free to interested members
CiLCA Networking Morning

This FREE event is open to those candidates working on the CiLCA portfolio and anyone who is thinking about signing up and would like more information.  We welcome qualified clerks to these sessions.

Please register if you would like to attend.

17
Apr
2018

17-Apr-2018 9:30 am
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit: Finance - Budgets & Audit

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will look at budget preparation & preparing for the audit including reviewing the budget and preparing an action plan for the year, the audit process/ timelines and treatment of reserves.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

14
19
Apr
2018

19-Apr-2018 7:30 pm
Castle Bromwich
Open to all councils from Solihull, Coventry and Birmingham
Solihull Area Committee
26
Apr
2018

26-Apr-2018 6:00 pm
Bidford Parish Council Meeting Room
Bidford Parish Council Meeting Room
Bramley Way
£30 to member councils
Safeguarding Awareness Workshop

To ensure that safeguarding and safe practice is understood and embedded within voluntary and community sector organisations and groups.

29
28
Apr
2018

28-Apr-2018 9:30 am
Corley Village Hall
Corley Village Hall
Church Lane
£30 to member councils
Understanding and Responding to Planning Applications

This short seminar will explore the different types of planning applications, what those applications include and how best to respond to them.  There will also be a brief overview of the appeal process and the use of planning conditions.

The course will be led by WALC Planning Advisor Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services

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08
May
2018

08-May-2018 9:30 am
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit - Planning & Neighbourhood Plans

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will focus on strategic planning and neighbourhood plans including material and non-material considerations, where the parish council sits in the planning framework and how it can contribute to development within the parish.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

15
09
Jun
2018

09-Jun-2018 9:30 am
Lapworth Village Hall
Lapworth Village Hall
Old Warwick Road
£30 to member councils
Councillor & Clerk Induction - part 1

This session will be led by Bill Robinson and is aimed at both Clerks and Councillors. While it is logical that Part One is taken before Part Two it is not essential as there is no overlap between the two courses

This session concentrates on Parish Councils and the law and how they operate through meetings

This is a repeat of the session held in Stratford district on 10 June

12
Jun
2018

12-Jun-2018 9:30 am
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit - Stakeholder Engagement

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will focus on interacting and working with stakeholders within your parish and creating effective partnerships. It will also look at identifying key relationships with unitary/county/district officers and members.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

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