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.

Councillor & Clerk Induction - part 1

This session will be led by Bill Robinson and is aimed at both Clerks and Councillors. While it is logical that Part One is taken before Part Two it is not essential as there is no overlap between the two courses

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

Event date Sat 9 Jun 2018 9:30 am
Registered 16
Available places 24
Registration closes Sun 3 Jun 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £30 to members
Location
Lapworth Village Hall
Old Warwick Road
Lapworth Village Hall
24
Councillor & Clerk Induction - part 2

This session will be led by Kim Bedford and is aimed at both Clerks and Councillors. While it is logical that Part One is taken before this session it is not essential as there is no overlap between the two courses

This session concentrates on Finance, Planning and Community

Event date Sat 7 Jul 2018 9:30 am
Registered 8
Available places 32
Registration closes Sun 1 Jul 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £30 to members
Location
Curdworth Village Hall
Coleshill Road, Curdworth, North Warwickshire, B76 9HH
Curdworth Village Hall
32
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.  There will also be a brief overview of the appeal process and the use of planning conditions.

The course will be led by WALC Planning Advisor Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services

Event date Sat 15 Sep 2018 9:30 am
Registered 8
Available places 27
Registration closes Sun 9 Sep 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £30 to members
Location
The Grange Hall (Southam)
Coventry Road
The Grange Hall (Southam)
27
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 5
Available places 30
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
30
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

Event date Fri 19 Oct 2018 10:00 am
Registered 2
Available places 18
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
18
Planning for the Elections

 

Programme details to be announced

Event date Sat 10 Nov 2018 9:30 am
Event End Date Sat 10 Nov 2018 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 40
Registration closes Sun 4 Nov 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £30 to members
Location
Binley Woods Village Hall
Rugby Road
Binley Woods Village Hall
40
Planning for the Elections

 

Programme details to be announced

Event date Wed 28 Nov 2018 9:30 am
Event End Date Wed 28 Nov 2018 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 40
Registration closes Wed 21 Nov 2018
Notes £30 to members
40
Community Engagement

 

Programme details to be announced

Event date Sat 1 Dec 2018 10:00 am
Event End Date Sat 1 Dec 2018 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Available places 40
Registration closes Sun 25 Nov 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £30 to members
Location
Ettington Community Centre
Rogers Lane
Ettington Community Centre
40