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 (Parts 1&2)

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
Registered 15
Registration closes Mon 12 Aug 2019 8:00 am
Notes £46 to Member Councils
Location Binley Woods Village Hall
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 14
Registration closes Sun 8 Sep 2019 11:00 pm
Notes £30 to members
Location Bearley Village Hall
Understanding Your Parish or Town Council (Parts 1&2)

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
Registered 22
Registration closes Mon 23 Sep 2019 8:00 am
Notes £46 to Member Councils
Location Ettington Community Centre
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 5 Oct 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 5 Oct 2019 3:00 pm
Registered 27
Available places 3
Registration closes Mon 30 Sep 2019 8:00 am
Notes £46 to member councils
Location Brandon & Wolston 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 19 Oct 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 19 Oct 2019 1:00 pm
Registered 10
Registration closes Mon 14 Oct 2019 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Location The Grange Hall (Southam)
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 26 Oct 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 26 Oct 2019 1:30 pm
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 21 Oct 2019 8:00 am
Notes £30 to members
Location Ettington Community Centre
WALC Annual Conference and AGM

Morning sessions: £60 to Members, £30 County Committee, £120 non-members - includes lunch

AGM and afternoon sessions: Free to all Members

Event date Sat 9 Nov 2019 9:00 am
Event Ends Sat 9 Nov 2019 3:30 pm
Available places 150
Registration closes Thu 31 Oct 2019 8:00 am
Notes £60 to Members, £30 County Committee, £120 non-members
Location Shire Hall (Warwick)
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 10
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 0
Registration closes Mon 2 Dec 2019 8:00 am
Notes £30 to members
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 0
Registration closes Mon 20 Jan 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to members
Location Norton Lindsey Village Hall