Full List of Upcoming Events

24
Jul
2018

Tue 24 Jul 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

and

A presentation on gypsy and traveller policy

03
Sep
2018

Mon 3 Sep 2018 7:00 pm
Open to all councils from North Warwickshire Area
North Warwickshire Area Committee of Parish Councils

To: All Clerks of North Warwickshire Parish Councils.  You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Committee to be held on Monday 3 September 2018 commencing 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. start.

 

11
Sep
2018

Tue 11 Sep 2018 9:30 am
Royal Leamington Spa Town Council
Royal Leamington Spa Town Council
Parade, Leamington Spa CV32, UK
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit - From Bookkeeping to Budgets

Bite-Sized sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will concentrate on finance administration including including book-keeping, spreadsheets, local council accounting software, payment of invoices & petty cash

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

15
15
Sep
2018

Sat 15 Sep 2018 9:30 am -1:30 pm
The Grange Hall (Southam)
The Grange Hall (Southam)
Coventry Road
£30 to members
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.  The course will be led by WALC Planning Advisor Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services

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19
Sep
2018

Wed 19 Sep 2018 9:30 am -1:30 pm
WALC Offices
WALC Offices
Warwick University Wellesbourne Campus (HRI)
Free to training scheme subscribers
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.

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

04
Oct
2018

Thu 4 Oct 2018 5:00 pm
Elizabeth House
Elizabeth House
Church Street
Open to all councils from Stratford District £35
E-Planning Training for Parish Councils

This event is being run by Stratford District Council and is open to Parish and Town Councillors & Clerks from the Stratford on Avon District area.

09
Oct
2018

Tue 9 Oct 2018 9:30 am
Coleshill Town Hall
Coleshill Town Hall
High St, Coleshill, Birmingham B46 3BG, UK
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit: Understanding Core Roles in Parish Councils

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
  • Council as an employer, HR policies, staff management & training

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

8
11
Oct
2018

Thu 11 Oct 2018 5:00 pm
Elizabeth House
Elizabeth House
Church Street
Free
Community Safety - Part 1

stratford dcThis event is being run by Stratford District Council and is open to Parish and Town Councillors & Clerks from the Stratford on Avon District area.

13
Oct
2018

Sat 13 Oct 2018 9:30 am
Bearley Village Hall
Bearley Village Hall
Bearley Village Hall, Snitterfield Rd, Bearley, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 0SR, UK
£30 to members
3P’s – People, Plans and Precept

The 3P’s will take delegates through the budget setting process starting with the basics of who will be involved right through to understanding the impact of the council’s decision on the town or parish’s council tax payers. On the way we will identify the plans that are needed to ensure the council and its community can move forward with confidence and understanding.

The course will be led by Gill Lungley

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17
Oct
2018

Wed 17 Oct 2018 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Benn Hall (Rugby)
Benn Hall (Rugby)
Newbold Road Rugby CV21 2LN
Free
Our Rugby, Our Future 2018

The format will be a drop-in marketplace and the focus of this year's event will be to showcase community services and activities available to those living in Rugby Borough.

18
Oct
2018

Thu 18 Oct 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.

19
Oct
2018

Fri 19 Oct 2018 10:00 am
Whitnash Community Hall
Whitnash Community Hall
Acre Cl, Leamington Spa CV31 2ND, UK
£30 to member councils
Basic introduction to Playground Management and Inspection
  • Is the person doing your playground inspection adequately briefed on what to look for, and what to do if they find anything amiss?
  • How would the council react if the clerk received a phone call out of the blue that a child had lacerated their leg on a piece of council play equipment?
  • What procedures and policies would swing in to place?

This half day event will cover the basics in managing the inspections of your playgrounds and will consist of both theory and practical sessions.  We will be visiting two playground for the practical parts of the training.

The course will be led by TCL Group RPII inspector Dan Clifft and supported by our Technical Director Jonathan Highley who is also RPII operationally trained.

Places are limited to 2 delegates per council - priority will be given to WALC member councils

£30.00 8
20
Oct
2018

Sat 20 Oct 2018 10:00 am -3:30 pm
FREE event in Bedworth
Love Instead of Hate Conference

Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Police are hosting a community conference called "Love Instead of Hate" on Saturday, 20th October 2018 at the Life Church in Bedworth from 10.00am – 3.30pm.

This event is not being run by WALC

30
Oct
2018

Tue 30 Oct 2018 8:00 am - Wed 31 Oct 2018 5:00 pm
Open to all member councils
NALC Annual Conference 2018

You can now book to attend this year’s NALC annual conference and I would urge you to do so quickly to avoid missing out on the biggest event in the sector’s calendar! This year the conference will be debating the future of the sector in post-Brexit Britain and some important issues around that including devolution of powers, financial challenges facing community councils and the changing role of community councils in delivering local services – this has already received media coverage in LocalGov and Public Sector Executive. The conference will take place on 30 and 31 October 2018 in the Double Tree Hilton, Milton Keynes and our packed programme will include speakers such as government and shadow ministers and national bodies, as well as a range of practical workshops. Don’t miss out, book now before it’s too late!

08
Nov
2018

Thu 8 Nov 2018 5:00 pm
Elizabeth House
Elizabeth House
Church Street
Free
Community Safety - Part 2

stratford dcThis event is being run by Stratford District Council and is open to Parish and Town Councillors & Clerks from the Stratford on Avon District area.

10
Nov
2018

Sat 10 Nov 2018 9:30 am -1:00 pm
Binley Woods Village Hall
Binley Woods Village Hall
Rugby Road
£30 to members
Planning for the Elections

Does your council consist of members elected by default because no one else was bothered to stand? 

Do you often have casual vacancies that are difficult to fill? 

With local council elections taking place on 2nd May 2019 NOW is the time to prepare, to ensure the council’s seats are contested and democracy is alive and well!  

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13
Nov
2018

Tue 13 Nov 2018 9:30 am
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit: The Clerk's Year

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

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

10
17
Nov
2018

Sat 17 Nov 2018 7:30 pm
Shire Hall (Warwick)
Shire Hall (Warwick)
Market Square
Open to all Member Councils
WALC Annual General Meeting

All details to be announced nearer the time and will be sent by Royal Mail to all councils

  • Delegates registering after 14 October 2018 will collect their papers at the event.

 Please do turn up on the night if you have not registered and you would like to attend.  The papers for the event can be downloaded by clicking into the details of this event and paper copies will be available to collect at the venue.

20
Nov
2018

Tue 20 Nov 2018 9:30 am -1:30 pm
WALC Offices
WALC Offices
Warwick University Wellesbourne Campus (HRI)
Free to training scheme subscribers
CiLCA Portfolio Guidance unit 2

This session will focus upon unit 2 of the portfolio

  • Unit 2: Law and Procedures in Local Councils

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

More details on the CiLCA qualification

28
Nov
2018

Wed 28 Nov 2018 9:30 am -1:00 pm
Lapworth Village Hall
Lapworth Village Hall
Old Warwick Road
£30 to members
Planning for the Elections

Does your council consist of members elected by default because no one else was bothered to stand? 

Do you often have casual vacancies that are difficult to fill? 

With local council elections taking place on 2nd May 2019 NOW is the time to prepare, to ensure the council’s seats are contested and democracy is alive and well!  

23
01
Dec
2018

Sat 1 Dec 2018 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Ettington Community Centre
Ettington Community Centre
Rogers Lane
£30 to members
Community Engagement

 This session on Community Engagement will look at how to avoid the pitfalls so that you can be confident you are doing your best for your residents by identifying the individual parts of ‘the community’, your partnerships, resources and potential.

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11
Dec
2018

Tue 11 Dec 2018 9:30 am
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit: Audit Preparation

Bite-Sized sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will identify the RFO, look at financial regulations & controls risk management & assessment proceedures and review the Annual Governance Statement & accounting statements required for audit.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

15
15
Jan
2019

Tue 15 Jan 2019 9:30 am
New Clark House (Shipston)
New Clark House (Shipston)
West Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 4HD
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit: Paperwork, Records & Archive Documents

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 and will cover Declaration of Acceptance of Office, Councillor's induction process & first meeting requirements, committees and committee terms of reference, mid-term vacancies & dealing with records.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

15
17
Jan
2019

Thu 17 Jan 2019 9:30 am -1:30 pm
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

23
Jan
2019

Wed 23 Jan 2019 10:00 am -1:00 pm
£30 to members
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.  Currently Gill works part-time for two parish councils as well as delivering CALC training.

06
Feb
2019

Wed 6 Feb 2019 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.

12
Feb
2019

Tue 12 Feb 2019 9:30 am
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit: Meetings Administration & Management

Bite-Sized sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will focus on meetings & meeting procedures: agendas - when & where to post, admission to meetings, standards at meetings and best practice minute taking.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

15
12
Mar
2019

Tue 12 Mar 2019 9:30 am
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit - Legal Powers, Policies & Committees

Bite-Sized sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will focus on reviewing the powers included in S137 and the General Power of Competence and look at the need for policies, committees, committee terms of reference & schemes of delegation.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

15
19
Mar
2019

Tue 19 Mar 2019 9:30 am -1:30 pm
WALC Offices
WALC Offices
Warwick University Wellesbourne Campus (HRI)
Free to training scheme subscribers
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.

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

14
May
2019

Tue 14 May 2019 9:30 am
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit - Interaction with Stakeholders

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

This session will focus on working with unitary, county, district stakeholders & transport & health providers.  It will also look at building relationships with the parish with businesses, local charities etc.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

15
11
Jun
2019

Tue 11 Jun 2019 9:30 am
The Council Chamber (Studley)
The Council Chamber (Studley)
Village Hall, High Street, Studley B80 7HJ, United Kingdom
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit - Planning & Neighbourhood Plans

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
Jul
2019

Tue 9 Jul 2019 9:30 am
£15 for member clerks
Clerk's Toolkit: Community Engagement

Bite-sized sessions covering all the basics of the clerk’s role

This session will focus on communicating effectively in a variety of ways; via notice boards, websites, social media, newsletters, meetings and the Annual Parish Meeting and will also cover events planning  and management.

Attend 5 toolkit events and get the 6th for free

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