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.

WALC Annual General Meeting
Speakers

The Councillor Commission report:
Findings and Implications for Town and Parish Councils

with Rachel Wall from the De Montfort University

Focus on the Regeneration of Local Politics
with Kellie Hinton, NALC Young Councillor of the Year 2016/17, and former Mayor of Henley on Thames.  

Event date Sat 17 Nov 2018 10:00 am
Event Ends Sat 17 Nov 2018 12:45 pm
Registered 55
Registration closes Fri 16 Nov 2018 11:55 pm
Notes Open to all Member Councils
Location
Shire Hall (Warwick)
Market Square
Shire Hall (Warwick)
Attachment WALC 2018 AGM agenda and supporting documents.pdf
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!  

Event date Wed 28 Nov 2018 9:30 am
Event Ends Wed 28 Nov 2018 1:00 pm
Registered 24
Available places 6
Registration closes Wed 21 Nov 2018
Notes £30 to members
Location
Lapworth Village Hall
Old Warwick Road
Lapworth Village Hall
6
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.

Event date Sat 1 Dec 2018 10:00 am
Event Ends Sat 1 Dec 2018 1:00 pm
Registered 9
Available places 31
Registration closes Sun 25 Nov 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £30 to members
Location
Ettington Community Centre
Rogers Lane
Ettington Community Centre
31
Chairing Meetings

Is every meeting you chair run efficiently and effectively?
Do you encourage and manage the debate and discussion?
If you get to chair meetings, whether they are Council meetings, committee meetings, voluntary bodies, fundraising, or community groups, then this is the session for you.

Further details will be available in due course.

Event date Sat 19 Jan 2019 10:00 am
Event Ends Sat 19 Jan 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 3
Available places 37
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location
Bearley Village Hall
Bearley Village Hall, Snitterfield Rd, Bearley, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 0SR, UK
Bearley Village Hall
37
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.

Event date Wed 23 Jan 2019 10:00 am
Event Ends Wed 23 Jan 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 7
Registration closes Wed 16 Jan 2019 11:55 pm
Notes £30 to members
Location
Dunchurch Village Hall
Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22, UK
Dunchurch Village Hall
An Introduction to VAT for Local Councils

This session explains how VAT affects local councils, with practical exercises to help develop your understanding and is suitable for Clerks, Finance Officers, councillors on finance committees and councillors who wish to develop their knowledge in this area. 

Essential for any council contemplating major building projects.

Event date Tue 26 Mar 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Tue 26 Mar 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 3
Available places 21
Registration closes Tue 19 Mar 2019
Notes £30 to member councils
Location
Burton Green Village Hall
Hodgetts Lane
Burton Green Village Hall
21
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 6 Apr 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 6 Apr 2019 1:30 pm
Registered 0
Available places 40
Registration closes Sun 31 Mar 2019 11:55 pm
Notes £30 to members
Location
Marston Green Parish Hall
Elmdon Rd, Marston Green, Birmingham, West Midlands B37 7BT, UK
Marston Green Parish Hall
40

Aimed at newly elected Councillors, or those who have not previously attended training and newly appointed Clerks and Council Officers, this course will give an overview of what a Parish Council is and it's statutory duties and powers.

Registration will be required to attend.

Event date Wed 5 Jun 2019 6:30 pm
Event Ends Wed 5 Jun 2019 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date Mon 4 Feb 2019
Registered 0
Available places 60
Registration closes Mon 3 Jun 2019
Notes Free to any member, new Councillor or Clerk who has not previously attended any training
Location
Alderminster Village Hall
New Road
Alderminster Village Hall
60

Aimed at newly elected Councillors, or those who have not previously attended training and newly appointed Clerks and Council Officers, this course will give an overview of what a Parish Council is and it's statutory duties and powers.

Registration will be required to attend.

Event date Thu 6 Jun 2019 6:30 pm
Event Ends Thu 6 Jun 2019 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date Mon 4 Feb 2019
Registered 0
Available places 60
Registration closes Tue 4 Jun 2019
Notes Free to any member, new Councillor or Clerk who has not previously attended any training
60

Aimed at newly elected Councillors, or those who have not previously attended training and newly appointed Clerks and Council Officers, this course will give an overview of what a Parish Council is and it's statutory duties and powers.

Registration will be required to attend.

Event date Tue 11 Jun 2019 6:30 pm
Event Ends Tue 11 Jun 2019 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date Mon 4 Feb 2019
Registered 0
Available places 60
Registration closes Sun 9 Jun 2019
Notes Free to any member, new Councillor or Clerk who has not previously attended any training
Location
Radford Semele Community Hall
68 Lewis Rd, Radford Semele, Leamington Spa CV31 1UQ, UK
Radford Semele Community Hall
60

Aimed at newly elected Councillors, or those who have not previously attended training and newly appointed Clerks and Council Officers, this course will give an overview of what a Parish Council is and it's statutory duties and powers.

Registration will be required to attend.

Event date Wed 12 Jun 2019 6:30 pm
Event Ends Wed 12 Jun 2019 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date Mon 4 Feb 2019
Registered 0
Available places 60
Registration closes Mon 10 Jun 2019
Notes Free to any member, new Councillor or Clerk who has not previously attended any training
Location
Nether Whitacre Village Hall
Station Rd, Nether Whitacre, Coleshill, Birmingham B46 2EH, UK
Nether Whitacre Village Hall
60

Aimed at newly elected Councillors, or those who have not previously attended training and newly appointed Clerks and Council Officers, this course will give an overview of what a Parish Council is and it's statutory duties and powers.

Registration will be required to attend.

Event date Thu 20 Jun 2019 6:30 pm
Event Ends Thu 20 Jun 2019 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date Mon 4 Feb 2019
Registered 0
Available places 60
Registration closes Tue 18 Jun 2019
Notes Free to any member, new Councillor or Clerk who has not previously attended any training
Location
Wolston Leisure & Community Centre
Old School Fields, Manor View, Manor Estate, Wolston, Coventry CV8 3PD, UK
Wolston Leisure & Community Centre
60

Aimed at newly elected Councillors, or those who have not previously attended training and newly appointed Clerks and Council Officers, this course will give an overview of what a Parish Council is and it's statutory duties and powers.

Registration will be required to attend.

Event date Sat 22 Jun 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 22 Jun 2019 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date Mon 4 Feb 2019
Registered 0
Available places 60
Registration closes Thu 20 Jun 2019
Notes Free to any member, new Councillor or Clerk who has not previously attended any training
Location
Lapworth Village Hall
Old Warwick Road
Lapworth Village Hall
60
Understanding Council Meetings and the Law

Understanding your Parish or Town Council

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers

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

Event date Sat 6 Jul 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 6 Jul 2019 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date Fri 3 May 2019
Registered 0
Available places 50
Registration closes Sun 30 Jun 2019
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location
Nether Whitacre Village Hall
Station Rd, Nether Whitacre, Coleshill, Birmingham B46 2EH, UK
Nether Whitacre Village Hall
50
 Understanding Finance, Planning and Community

Understanding your Parish or Town Council

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers

This session concentrates on Finance, Planning and Community.

Event date Sat 13 Jul 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 13 Jul 2019 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date Fri 3 May 2019
Registered 0
Available places 50
Registration closes Sun 7 Jul 2019
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location
Lapworth Village Hall
Old Warwick Road
Lapworth Village Hall
50
Understanding Your Parish Council

A two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers

Morning session: Understanding Finance, Planning and Community with Kim Bedford

Afternoon session:Understanding Council Meetings and the Law with Bill Robinson

Event date Sat 17 Aug 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 17 Aug 2019 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date Fri 3 May 2019
Registered 0
Available places 50
Registration closes Sun 11 Aug 2019
Notes £45 to Member Councils
Location
Binley Woods Village Hall
Rugby Road
Binley Woods Village Hall
50
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 14 Sep 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 14 Sep 2019 1:30 pm
Registered 0
Available places 40
Registration closes Sun 8 Sep 2019 11:00 pm
Notes £30 to members
Location
Bearley Village Hall
Bearley Village Hall, Snitterfield Rd, Bearley, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 0SR, UK
Bearley Village Hall
40
Understanding Your Parish Council

A two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers

Morning session: Understanding Finance, Planning and Community with Kim Bedford

Afternoon session:Understanding Council Meetings and the Law with Bill Robinson

Event date Sat 28 Sep 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 28 Sep 2019 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date Fri 3 May 2019
Registered 0
Available places 50
Registration closes Sun 22 Sep 2019
Notes £45 to Member Councils
Location
Ettington Community Centre
Rogers Lane
Ettington Community Centre
50
Understanding Council Meetings and the Law

Understanding your Parish or Town Council

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers

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

Event date Sat 19 Oct 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 19 Oct 2019 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date Fri 3 May 2019
Registered 0
Available places 50
Registration closes Sun 13 Oct 2019
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location
The Grange Hall (Southam)
Coventry Rd, Southam CV47 1QA
The Grange Hall (Southam)
50
 Understanding Finance, Planning and Community

Understanding your Parish or Town Council

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers

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
Registration Start Date Fri 3 May 2019
Registered 0
Available places 50
Registration closes Sun 24 Nov 2019
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location
Corley Village Hall
Church Lane
Corley Village Hall
50