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 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 15 Sep 2018 9:30 am
Event End Date Sat 15 Sep 2018 1:30 pm
Registered 13
Available places 22
Registration closes Sun 9 Sep 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £30 to members
Location
The Grange Hall (Southam)
Coventry Road
The Grange Hall (Southam)
22
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 13 Oct 2018 9:30 am
Registered 8
Available places 27
Registration closes Sun 7 Oct 2018 11:55 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
27
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

Event date Fri 19 Oct 2018 10:00 am
Registered 12
Available places 8
Registration closes Sun 14 Oct 2018
Notes £30 to member councils
Location
Whitnash Community Hall
Acre Cl, Leamington Spa CV31 2ND, UK
Whitnash Community Hall
£30.00 8
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 Sat 10 Nov 2018 9:30 am
Event End Date Sat 10 Nov 2018 1:00 pm
Registered 4
Available places 26
Registration closes Sun 4 Nov 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £30 to members
Location
Binley Woods Village Hall
Rugby Road
Binley Woods Village Hall
26
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 End Date Wed 28 Nov 2018 1:00 pm
Registered 7
Available places 23
Registration closes Wed 21 Nov 2018
Notes £30 to members
Location
Lapworth Village Hall
Old Warwick Road
Lapworth Village Hall
23
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 End Date Sat 1 Dec 2018 1:00 pm
Registered 1
Available places 39
Registration closes Sun 25 Nov 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £30 to members
Location
Ettington Community Centre
Rogers Lane
Ettington Community Centre
39
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 End Date Wed 23 Jan 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Wed 16 Jan 2019 11:55 pm
Notes £30 to members