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: The Planning System

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview on The Planning System and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.


This session is being re-run on 1st October

Event date Wed 5 Aug 2020 6:30 pm
Event Ends Wed 5 Aug 2020 8:00 pm
Registered 13
Available places 1
Registration closes Wed 30 Sep 2020 10:00 am
Notes Members £25
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
BHIB Risk Assessment Webinar

bhib sqRisk Assessments - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Have you ever thought “What is the point of risk assessments?” If so, then this is a course for you. With some actual examples of where risk assessments have gone wrong and some where they have saved managers from being charged with Gross Negligent Manslaughter.

Additionally we go through a basic risk assessment and discuss how to do it correctly and then what to do with it.

Event date Tue 18 Aug 2020 10:30 am
Event Ends Tue 18 Aug 2020 12:00 pm
Registered 6
Available places 34
Registration closes Tue 18 Aug 2020 8:00 am
Notes Free to Member Councils
Speaker Brian Brookes
Location WALC Zoom Room

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Understanding: Purpose, People & Powers

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview on your Purpose, the People involved and the Powers available to you and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.


 Due to the capacity for the event places are limited to 2 per council.

Event date Tue 1 Sep 2020 6:30 pm
Event Ends Tue 1 Sep 2020 8:00 pm
Registered 8
Available places 6
Registration closes Mon 31 Aug 2020 8:00 am
Notes Members £25
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Understanding: Meetings & Risk

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview on Parish/Town Council Meetings and the Management of Risk and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.


 Due to the capacity for the event places are limited to 2 per council.

Event date Thu 10 Sep 2020 6:30 pm
Event Ends Thu 10 Sep 2020 8:00 pm
Registered 7
Available places 7
Registration closes Tue 8 Sep 2020 10:00 am
Notes Members £25
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Understanding: Finance & Governance

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview onCouncil Finance and Governance and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.

Event date Tue 22 Sep 2020 6:30 pm
Event Ends Tue 22 Sep 2020 8:00 pm
Registered 1
Available places 13
Registration closes Tue 22 Sep 2020 10:00 am
Notes Members £25
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Stratford-on-Avon District 3 Tier - Climate Emergency

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All details to be announced

This event is open to Parish Councillors in Stratford upon Avon area together with District Councillors and those from the County Council that have constituencies in this part of the County.

The theme this year is Climate Emergency something that is a concern to all Parish Councils.  

Event date Thu 24 Sep 2020 4:30 pm
Event Ends Thu 24 Sep 2020 7:00 pm
Registration closes Mon 21 Sep 2020 8:00 am
Notes Free to Members from Stratford on Avon District (non members £60)
Location Zoom
Understanding: The Planning System

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview on The Planning System and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.


 Due to the capacity for the event places are limited to 2 per council.

Event date Thu 1 Oct 2020 6:30 pm
Event Ends Thu 1 Oct 2020 8:00 pm
Registered 6
Available places 8
Registration closes Wed 30 Sep 2020 10:00 am
Notes Members £25
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Chairmanship Skills - 3rd & 17th October

Explore Chairmanship skills over two Zoom sessions.  Please see full details of each session below.

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.

Notes £50 to Member Councils - register on 3rd October session to attend both.
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Understanding: Finance & Governance

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview onCouncil Finance and Governance and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.

Event date Wed 7 Oct 2020 4:00 pm
Event Ends Wed 7 Oct 2020 5:30 pm
Registered 1
Available places 13
Registration closes Tue 6 Oct 2020 10:00 am
Notes Members £25
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
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 1
Available places 14
Registration closes Mon 19 Oct 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room