WALC 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.

Understanding Your Parish or Town Council (Part 2)

Understanding Finance, Planning and Community

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers (you can attend the sessions in any order).

This session concentrates on Finance, Planning and Community.

Event date Sat 30 Nov 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 30 Nov 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 20
Registration closes Mon 25 Nov 2019 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location Corley Village Hall
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

Event date Sat 7 Dec 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 7 Dec 2019 1:30 pm
Registered 10
Registration closes Mon 2 Dec 2019 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location Meriden Village Hall
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.

Event date Wed 22 Jan 2020 10:00 am
Event Ends Wed 22 Jan 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 7
Registration closes Mon 20 Jan 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location Norton Lindsey Village Hall
Planning and the Protection of Your Historic Buildings

This session will cover the role of planning legislation in conservation areas and other historically sensitive locations.

Event date Tue 4 Feb 2020 6:30 pm
Event Ends Tue 4 Feb 2020 8:30 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Thu 2 Jan 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location The Conference Centre – Warwick University, Wellesbourne Campus
Updates on current issues with the NALC Legal Team

Local councils can only do things for which they have a specific power but the range of powers and the courts’ interpretation of them is in constant flux.   In addition new duties are created at what can seem a frantic rate.   This training session will help you to understand and cope with recent changes and those in the pipeline.

Event date Sat 8 Feb 2020 10:00 am
Event Ends Sat 8 Feb 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 1
Registration closes Mon 3 Feb 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to member councils
Location Trinity Centre (Sutton Coldfield)
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

Event date Sat 7 Mar 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 7 Mar 2020 1:30 pm
Registered 1
Registration closes Mon 2 Mar 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location Marston Green Parish Hall
Understanding Your Parish or Town Council (Part 2)

Understanding Finance, Planning and Community

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers (you can attend the sessions in any order).

This session concentrates on Finance, Planning and Community.

Event date Sat 25 Apr 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 25 Apr 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 20 Apr 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location Ryton on Dunsmore Village Hall
Understanding Your Parish or Town Council (Part 1)

Understanding Council Meetings and the Law

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers (you can attend them in any order)

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

Event date Sat 16 May 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 16 May 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 11 May 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location Lapworth Village Hall
Neighbourhood Planning

Details to follow

Event date Thu 21 May 2020 6:30 pm
Event Ends Thu 21 May 2020 8:00 pm
Registered 1
Registration closes Mon 18 May 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location Hatton Park Village Hall
Improving Parish Council Relationships

We promise

No death by PowerPoint!

No-one needs to ‘role play’ and no boring lectures!

 …Instead we will use a drama-based approach plus some tried and tested activities

Event date Sat 13 Jun 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 13 Jun 2020 3:30 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 8 Jun 2020 8:00 am
Notes £46 to Member Councils
Location Dormer Place Conference Centre
Allotments Management for Town and Parish Clerks

The National Allotment Society (NSALG) is the leading national membership organisation upholding the interests and rights of the allotment community across the UK.

Event date Sat 11 Jul 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 11 Jul 2020 2:30 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 6 Jul 2020 8:00 am
Notes £46 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.  The course will be led by WALC Planning Advisor Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services

Event date Sat 12 Sep 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 12 Sep 2020 1:30 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 7 Sep 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location Dunchurch Village Hall
Cemetery Management and Compliance

This session will be led by Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management (ICCM) and deals with common problems, issues and mistakes and the costs that can be realised by burial authorities. We will tell you how to avoid these costs and create potential new income streams

Event date Thu 17 Sep 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Thu 17 Sep 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 14 Sep 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Chairmanship Skills

Who should come?
The training is aimed at experienced Councillors, especially those considering becoming the Chairman/Vice Chairman of their Council or Chairman of a Council Committee.

Event date Sat 3 Oct 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 3 Oct 2020 3:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 28 Sep 2020 8:00 am
Notes £46 to member councils
Understanding Your Parish or Town Council (Part 1)

Understanding Council Meetings and the Law

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers (you can attend them in any order)

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

Event date Sat 24 Oct 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 24 Oct 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 19 Oct 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Understanding Your Parish or Town Council (Part 2)

Understanding Finance, Planning and Community

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers (you can attend the sessions in any order).

This session concentrates on Finance, Planning and Community.

Event date Sat 28 Nov 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 28 Nov 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 23 Nov 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils