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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.

Planning and the Protection of Your Historic Buildings

Have you got listed buildings; conservation areas or other heritage assets in your community?

Are you worried that they may be threatened by future development?

If so, this is the course for you! Learn about this specialised area of planning and the legislation that you can use to help protect your important historic environment.  

Event date Tue 4 Feb 2020 6:30 pm
Event Ends Tue 4 Feb 2020 8:30 pm
Registered 42
Registration closes Thu 30 Jan 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Neil Pearce
Location The Conference Centre – Warwick University, Wellesbourne Campus
Updates on current issues with the NALC Legal Team

Jane Moore – Head of NALCs legal team will be updating members about recent developments in legislation and will discuss the implications for Parish Councils.

It is a varied programme and hopefully all of you will find something of interest

Event date Sat 8 Feb 2020 10:00 am
Event Ends Sat 8 Feb 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 7
Registration closes Mon 3 Feb 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to member councils
Speaker Jane Moore
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 8
Registration closes Mon 2 Mar 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Neil Pearce
Location Marston Green Parish Hall
Engaging Your Youth Community

This course will allow you to look at ways your parish council engages with younger members of your community, how effective it is and how you can build on it further.

Event date Thu 26 Mar 2020 6:30 pm
Event Ends Thu 26 Mar 2020 8:30 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Sun 22 Mar 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker John Crossling & Cllr James Hughes
Location Bearley Village Hall
Warwickshire County Council Consultation Day

Warwickshire County Council and WALC are collaborating to organise a consultation day focussed exclusively on Parish Councils.  The day is free and a buffet lunch will be provided.

The day will help inform the action plans relating to Warwickshire County Council strategies on the Voluntary and Community Sector and Heritage and Culture.

Those that attend will make a difference; you will be listened to.  Please try to attend this important day focussing specifically on the views of your sector

Event date Wed 1 Apr 2020 10:00 am
Event Ends Wed 1 Apr 2020 4:15 pm
Registered 1
Notes Free to all Councils from Warwickshire County
Location The Conference Centre – Warwick University, Wellesbourne Campus
Attachment Communities strategy 2020v16.pdf
Heritage_Conference_Booklet_20.pdf
Public Rights of Way
 The role of local councils

Kate Ashbrook will look at Rights of Way, the definitive footpath map and local councils’ role.

Event date Fri 24 Apr 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Fri 24 Apr 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 2
Registration closes Mon 20 Apr 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Kate Ashbrook
Location Chadwick End Village Hall
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).

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
Speaker Kim Bedford
Number Hours 4
Location Ryton on Dunsmore Village Hall
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 2
Registration closes Mon 11 May 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Bill Robinson
Location Lapworth Village Hall
Neighbourhood Planning

So after several years of hard work have you got a made neighbourhood plan?
Perhaps you are nearing that point. What happens next? How are you achieving your goals?

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
Speaker Nelson Training
Location Dormer Place Conference Centre
Allotments Management for Town and Parish Councils

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 2
Registration closes Mon 6 Jul 2020 8:00 am
Notes £46 to Member Councils
Speaker Diane Appleyard
Location The Grange Hall (Southam)
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
Speaker Neil Pearce
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 1
Registration closes Mon 14 Sep 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker David McCarthy
Location Norton Lindsey Village Hall
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
Speaker Kim Bedford
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 24 Oct 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 24 Oct 2020 1:30 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 19 Oct 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Gill Lungley
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).

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
Speaker Kim Bedford
Number Hours 4
Location Ettington Community Centre
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 5 Dec 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 5 Dec 2020 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 30 Nov 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Bill Robinson