Full List of Upcoming Events

Promoting Your Organisation on Social Media

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In partnership with Warwickshire CAVA, Green Pepper Consulting will deliver this workshop about how to use social media more effectively in order to promote your organisation’s aims and activities. It is for anyone who uses social media on behalf of their voluntary, community, social enterprise or other third sector organisation, but has no marketing background.

 

Event date 18-Oct-2017 10:00 am
Registered 0
Appeals Session on Housing Numbers in Local Service Villages

Stratford DC transparantThis session will review these decisions in Welford and Harbury alongside other relevant appeal decisions on housing development since the adoption of the Core Strategy and provide a policy steer on the interpretation of the Core Strategy in relation to future housing schemes.

Event date 19-Oct-2017 5:00 pm
Registered 12
Registration closes 17-Oct-2017
Individual Price £35.00
Location
Elizabeth House
Church Street
Elizabeth House
£35.00

Registration for this event has now closed

Solihull Area Committee

To: All Parish and Town Councils in Solihull Metropolitan Borough

The Annual General Meeting and next meeting of the Solihull Area Committee will be on Thursday 19 October 2017 commencing at 7.30 pm, by kind permission of Berkswell Parish Council, will be held at the Jubilee Centre, 227 Station Road, Balsall Common, CV7 7FE

Event date 19-Oct-2017 7:30 pm
Location
Jubilee Centre (Balsall)
227 Station Rd, Balsall Common, Coventry CV7 7FE, UK
Jubilee Centre (Balsall)
CiLCA Portfolio Guidance unit 2

Open to any candidates registered on the Training Package to complete the CiLCA  2015 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 unit 2 of the portfolio

  • Unit 2: Law and Procedures in Local Councils

More details on the CiLCA qualification

Event date 24-Oct-2017 9:30 am
Registered 5
Registration closes 19-Oct-2017 11:55 pm
Location
WALC Offices
Warwick University Wellesbourne Campus (HRI)
WALC Offices
Speed Reading and Retention

Stratford DC transparantGot too many committee reports to read? Having difficulty remembering information?

Have you always wished that you could read, digest and process information quicker and to retain that knowledge for longer………..!

Come along to our Speed Reading and Retention Course – you will be amazed at the results!

5pm - 7.30pm at the Council Chamber, Elizabeth House, Stratford upon Avon

Event date 26-Oct-2017 5:00 pm
Registered 4
Registration closes 24-Oct-2017 11:00 pm
Individual Price £35.00
Location
Elizabeth House
Church Street
Elizabeth House
£35.00
NALC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2017

NALC’s Annual Conference and Exhibition 2017 is an essential event for councillors, council officers, county association members and officers as local councils join with other parts of the public sector, private sector and voluntary sector to discuss the key policy issues of the moment.

Visit the NALC Website for more information

Event date 30-Oct-2017 12:30 pm
Event End Date 31-Oct-2017 5:00 pm
Registered 0
WALC Annual General Meeting

Guest Speakers

Cllr. Sue Baxter current Chair of NALC: The Opportunities and Challenges Facing Our Sector

Mr David Carter, Joint Managing Director, Warwickshire County Council

Cllr. Dave Shilton, Warwickshire County Council Parish Council Champion

  • Delegates registering attendance prior to 4October 2017 will have their papers sent to them via Royal Mail.
  • Delegates registering after 4 October 2017 will collect their papers at the event.

 

Event date 01-Nov-2017 7:30 pm
Registered 11
Registration closes 29-Oct-2017 11:55 pm
Location
Shire Hall (Warwick)
Market Square
Shire Hall (Warwick)
Chairing Meetings

Stratford DC transparantIf every meeting that you chair is run efficiently and effectively with great management of debate and discussion then this session is not for you ……but if they are not, then read on!

5pm - 7.30pm at the Council Chamber, Elizabeth House, Stratford upon Avon

 

Event date 02-Nov-2017 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes 31-Oct-2017 11:00 pm
Individual Price £35.00
Location
Elizabeth House
Church Street
Elizabeth House
£35.00
Safeguarding Awareness Workshop

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

 

Event date 07-Nov-2017 6:00 pm
Registered 0
The Governance Game

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A full day workshop suitable for Trustees/Committee Members/Directors of Charities, Voluntary and Community Groups and Parish Councils wanting to strengthen their Governance procedures in light of the new Governance Code and national requirements.

 

Event date 08-Nov-2017 9:30 am
Registered 0
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

Event date 11-Nov-2017 9:30 am
Registered 20
Available places 15
Registration closes 02-Nov-2017 11:55 pm
Location
Curdworth Village Hall
Coleshill Road, Curdworth, North Warwickshire, B76 9HH
Curdworth Village Hall
15
Clerk's Toolkit: Essential Records & Paperwork

Clerk’s Training Programme – 12 “Bite-Sized” sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role. This session will focus on essential paperwork: the policies all councils should have, what to record, keep & archive.

These sessions are intended 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. The sessions are open to clerks, assistant clerks and finance officers.

Event date 14-Nov-2017 9:30 am
Registered 2
Available places 13
Registration closes 08-Nov-2017
Individual Price £25 for member clerks
Location
Warwick Town Council
Court House, Jury St, Warwick CV34 4EW, UK
Warwick Town Council
£25.00 13
Data Protection (GDPR) and Freedom of Information

This course will give an update on the proposed changes to data protection which will become the Data Protection Act 2018 and are the most significant changes in decades.  It also will cover how to deal with requests for information, how to apply exemptions and exceptions and when it matters which legislation you use.

The session will be led by Elizabeth Howlett, a solicitor and former Monitoring Officer who has advised and trained on the Freedom of Information Act 2000 from the outset and has had responsibility for compliance with information legislation at both district and unitary councils.

 

Event date 23-Nov-2017 10:00 am
Registered 30
Available places 10
Registration closes 15-Nov-2017 11:55 pm
Location
Dunchurch Village Hall
Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22, UK
Dunchurch Village Hall
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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

Event date 25-Nov-2017 10:00 am
Registered 8
Available places 22
Registration closes 16-Nov-2017 11:55 pm
Location
Stoneleigh Village Hall
8 Birmingham Rd, Stoneleigh, Coventry CV8 3DD, UK
Stoneleigh Village Hall
22
Planning - use of planning conditions

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

Event date 30-Nov-2017 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes 28-Nov-2017 11:00 pm
Individual Price £35.00
Location
Elizabeth House
Church Street
Elizabeth House
£35.00
Councillor & Clerk Induction - part 2

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

This session concentrates on Finance and Community

This is a repeat of the session held in North Warwickshire on 8 July

Event date 02-Dec-2017 9:30 am
Registered 10
Available places 25
Registration closes 23-Nov-2017 11:55 pm
Location
Bearley Village Hall
Bearley Village Hall, Snitterfield Rd, Bearley, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 0SR, UK
Bearley Village Hall
25
Review of Local Enforcement Plan

This 3-monthly planning workshop 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.

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5pm - 7pm at the Council Chamber, Elizabeth House, Stratford upon Avon

Event date 07-Dec-2017 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes 05-Dec-2017 11:00 pm
Individual Price £35.00
Location
Elizabeth House
Church Street
Elizabeth House
£35.00
Clerk's Toolkit: Meetings & Agendas

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

These sessions are intended 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. These events are open to Clerks, Assistants and Responsible Financial Officers.

Event date 12-Dec-2017 9:30 am
Registered 1
Available places 14
Registration closes 06-Dec-2017
Individual Price £25 for member clerks
Location
Wolston Parish Council
2 Main St, Wolston, Coventry CV8 3HJ, UK
Wolston Parish Council
£25.00 14
NALC Larger Councils Conference

The important themes for this one-day event will centre on local economic development, community led housing and planning, accessing funds and grants and the well being of communities.

If your council represents 6000 or more residents you will definitely want to attend, and if you’re getting close to this size, you should begin thinking about the issues to be discussed at this conference.

Event date 13-Dec-2017 9:00 am
Registered 0
Clerk's Toolkit - Legal Powers, Policies & Committees

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

These sessions are intended 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. The sessions are open to clerks, assistant clerks and finance officers.

Event date 09-Jan-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes 03-Jan-2018
Individual Price £25 for member clerks
Location
Shipston-on-Stour
New Clark House, West Street, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4HD, United Kingdom
Shipston-on-Stour
£25.00 15
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.

Event date 11-Jan-2018 11:30 am
Registered 0
Registration closes 09-Jan-2018
Location
WALC Offices
Warwick University Wellesbourne Campus (HRI)
WALC Offices
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

Event date 11-Jan-2018 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes 09-Jan-2018 11:00 pm
Individual Price £35.00
Location
Elizabeth House
Church Street
Elizabeth House
£35.00
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

Event date 18-Jan-2018 9:30 am
Registered 3
Registration closes 16-Jan-2018 11:55 pm
Location
WALC Offices
Warwick University Wellesbourne Campus (HRI)
WALC Offices
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

Event date 22-Jan-2018 10:00 am
Registered 11
Available places 24
Registration closes 14-Jan-2018 11:55 pm
Location
Dorothea Mitchell Hall (Claverdon)
Station Road
Dorothea Mitchell Hall (Claverdon)
24
Stratford WALC Parish and Town Council 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.

 

Event date 23-Jan-2018 6:00 pm
Location
Elizabeth House
Church Street
Elizabeth House
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

Event date 25-Jan-2018 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes 23-Jan-2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price £35.00
£35.00
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......

Event date 03-Feb-2018 10:00 am
Registered 3
Available places 27
Registration closes 25-Jan-2018 11:55 pm
Location
Ettington Community Centre
Rogers Lane
Ettington Community Centre
27
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

Event date 10-Feb-2018 10:00 am
Available places 32
Registration closes 01-Feb-2018 11:55 pm
Location
Mancetter Memorial Hall
Old Farm Road
Mancetter Memorial Hall
32
Clerk's Toolkit: Law, Finance & HR

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

These sessions are intended 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. The sessions are open to clerks, assistant clerks and finance officers.

Event date 13-Feb-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes 07-Feb-2018
Individual Price £25 for member clerks
£25.00 15
Clerk's Toolkit - Day to Day Finance

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

These sessions are intended 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. The sessions are open to clerks, assistant clerks and finance officers.

Event date 13-Mar-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes 07-Mar-2018
Individual Price £25 for member clerks
£25.00 15
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.

Event date 28-Mar-2018 9:30 am
Registered 1
Location
WALC Offices
Warwick University Wellesbourne Campus (HRI)
WALC Offices
Clerk's Toolkit: Finance - Budgets & Audit

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

These sessions are intended 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. The sessions are open to clerks, assistant clerks and finance officers.

Event date 17-Apr-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes 11-Apr-2018
Individual Price £25 for member clerks
£25.00 15
Solihull Area Committee
Event date 19-Apr-2018 7:30 pm
Location Castle Bromwich
Safeguarding Awareness Workshop

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

Event date 26-Apr-2018 6:00 pm
Registered 1
Available places 29
Registration closes 19-Apr-2018 11:55 pm
Location
Bidford Parish Council Meeting Room
Bramley Way
Bidford Parish Council Meeting Room
29
Clerk's Toolkit - Planning & Neighbourhood Plans

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

These sessions are intended 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. The sessions are open to clerks, assistant clerks and finance officers.

Event date 08-May-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes 02-May-2018
Individual Price £25 for member clerks
£25.00 15
Clerk's Toolkit - Stakeholder Engagement

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

These sessions are intended 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. The sessions are open to clerks, assistant clerks and finance officers.

Event date 12-Jun-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 15
Registration closes 06-Jun-2018
Individual Price £25 for member clerks
£25.00 15
CiLCA Portfolio Guidance units 1&5

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 1 & 5 of the portfolio

  • Unit 1: Core Roles in Local Council Administration 
  • Unit 5: Community Engagement

More details on the CiLCA qualification

Event date 27-Jun-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Registration closes 24-Jun-2018 11:00 pm
Location
WALC Offices
Warwick University Wellesbourne Campus (HRI)
WALC Offices
Clerk's Toolkit: Communicating Well

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

These sessions are intended, over a 12 month period, 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. The sessions are open to clerks, assistant clerks and finance officers.

Event date 10-Jul-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes 04-Jul-2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price £25 for member clerks
£25.00 10
Solihull Area Committee
Event date 12-Jul-2018 7:30 pm
Location Meriden Parish Council Offices
Clerk's Toolkit: The Local Council Award Scheme & CiLCA

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

These sessions are intended, over a 12 month period, 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. The sessions are open to clerks, assistant clerks and finance officers.

Event date 11-Sep-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes 05-Sep-2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price £25 for member clerks
£25.00 10
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.

Event date 19-Sep-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Registration closes 18-Oct-2017 9:00 am
Location
WALC Offices
Warwick University Wellesbourne Campus (HRI)
WALC Offices

Registration for this event has now closed

Clerk's Toolkit: Understanding Core Roles in Parish Councils

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

This session will concentrate on core roles in Parish Councils

  • The legal status of parish councils and their purpose
  • An introduction to clerking & the clerk's contract & job description
  • The position of councillors including the chairman/vice-chairman
  • Committees & schemes of delegation
Event date 09-Oct-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes 03-Oct-2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price £25 for member clerks
£25.00 10
Clerk's Toolkit: The Clerk's Year

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

This session will concentrate on Self Management - working from home

  • The Clerk's office - equipment needed
  • The "Clerk's Year"
  • Freedom of Information, Publication Scheme &Transparency Code
Event date 13-Nov-2018 9:30 am
Registered 0
Available places 10
Registration closes 07-Nov-2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price £25 for member clerks
£25.00 10